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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a social worker. I'm a "mommy" to an wonderful adopted daughter and wife to an amazing husband. I love crafts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend more than 6 years ago and I couldn't be more grateful to have him as my eternal companion. After 3 years of marriage and a long road of infertility, my husband and I were told we wouldn't be able to have children. During that time I was working as a social worker which truly helped me to get through it. I received so much fulfillment working with the adult mental health population and it gave me such a better perspective on life. Then, one day almost two years later, we received a call notifying us that a family friend knew a young woman who had chosen adoption for her baby. After one conversation with the birth mother, she chose us, and four months later we became parents to our sweet daughter. I became an at-home-mom, and, despite my love and gratitude for her, I had a difficult time with the transition. During that time, however, I learned so much about myself and motherhood. More than anything I gained a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father through prayer and relied more heavily on the example and Atonement of Jesus Christ for peace and strength to change and do better. Our daughter is almost 2 now and the word "mommy" continues to give me the greatest joy and I never take that role for granted. Nowadays, I enjoy using my creativity to make and sell crafts that benefit mothers everywhere, spending time with friends and family, eating delicious food, and teaching and playing with my wonderful daughter-who is surprisingly exactly like me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home centered on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. My father was a convert to the church and his conversion gave me such a great perspective on life. Despite that, however, I was the only Mormon girl in my school growing up which had its challenges and truly tested my testimony regularly. Thankfully, it was to my advantage because through those tests and challenges, I gained a very strong testimony at a young age. When I applied the teachings and standards of the Gospel in my life, I was happy and felt a sweet peace and confidence in my life. That's not saying that I didn't have hard times- I did- but, I received encouragement and strength to get through them. When I chose not to follow the teachings of the Gospel, I soon realized the sadness and emptiness that comes from living without the help of God in my life and I couldn't live like that. Through these learning experiences, I was able to gain a stronger relationship with my Heavenly Father and was able to listen and trust the Holy Ghost to guide and direct me in my life. Since my childhood years, my testimony has just grown more and more. I continue to receive the peace, strength, hope and happiness the Gospel brings as I apply it in my life.

How I live my faith

It is a way of life. Every day, I strive to become closer and closer to my Heavenly Father and more and more like my Savior Jesus Christ through personal prayer, scriptures, church attendance, etc. I make personal goals that I feel I need to work on to improve and converse with God about my need for His help and my progress along the way. I am far from perfect and I succeed or fail with my goals on a regular basis. Thankfully, I experience so much hope and peace as I renew myself daily through repentance and faith in the Atonement of Jesus Christ knowing through His help alone I can become the person I strive to be. Thus, it is a way of life- a day to day path of personal progress revolved around the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It isn't easy but, it truly is a path of hope, peace and happiness- if I haven't said that before like a thousand times! Can you tell I'm passionate about the Gospel in my life?