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Hi I'm Candice

I am a mother of three (four if you count my husband) and a step-mother of two. My family is my heart! I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am a wife and mother. I have been married for 10 years to my wonderful husband. We have two children from his first marriage, and three together. My family is my number one priority. I play the piano, scrapbook, shop, work out and eat chocolate. Lots of chocolate! I do work in a local jewelry store, and love it. What better way to spend the workday but playing with diamonds? I also enjoy spending time with my friends when I have the time, and hanging out with my sister who recently moved in with us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. Throughout my youth, I always tried to live it the best that I could. I got married straight out of high school, and then divorced a few years later. At that point, I fell away from the church. I began to make decisions that I am not proud of, and I began to struggle with alcohol. I sank very low for a few years. When I met my now husband, I knew something had to change. He had grown up in the church as well, and we had known each other as teenagers. He also had two children from his previous marriage. I loved him and wanted to marry him, but I knew I could not live as a wife and step-mother if I couldn't be sober. After an internal struggle and a car accident I don't remember, I realized I needed to clean up or I'd die that way. I wanted more out of life. I cleaned up and we got married. About a year later, I decided that my step-children needed to have something more in their lives. We started to go back to church. For a while, we sat in the back and left before anyone could talk to us. Eventually, we would stay the whole time. We regained our testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now ten years and three children later, I can not imagine life not in the church! Heavenly Father has blessed us more than I could ever express. I can feel his love for me and my family in everything in my life. I had to look at the church like it was new. Being born in it, I had taken it for granted. As an adult, I wanted to make sure that it was right. I read the Book of Mormon, and prayed a lot. The feeling that I got told me without a shadow of a doubt that this was where God wanted me to be, and that the gospel was true. We continue to be tested over the years, but as we have remained faithful, we have been blessed over and over again. I know that God loves us, and wants us to be happy. I know that anyone seeking that peace and happiness will find it with Him. You only need to ask!

How I live my faith

Life is hectic, but no matter what, I always try to do what is right. I try to remember that my children are always watching me. I try to be a good example to those around me, and stand up for what I believe in. I teach my children about their Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I teach them to be good friends and be strong. I try to reserve Sunday for church and family only. We have taught our children to keep the Sabbath Day holy even when it is hard. I teach the five and six year old children at church, and have spent many years serving the children in various classes. I love learning from them. They are such strong spirits!