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Hi I'm Laura

I grew up in Colorado. I am a full-time wife and a mother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Laura. My career of choice (or calling in life) is to be the best mom and wife that I can be. I have four children, three boys and a girl. My husband and I met at BYU-Idaho where I received a degree in Child Development with a minor in English education and my husband completed his business degree. Our first son was born three weeks after I graduated. We did not have a normal, "first baby" experience with our first son who was born with a birth defect. For the first four months of his life, he spent time in the hospital, underwent surgery and therapy and has been blessed with a complete recovery. A short fourteen months later our second son was born. We moved to Colorado for work and were blessed with two more children. Being a mom is a full time job for me but I still find quiet times to read, write, exercise and paint. I love to find inexpensive ways to beautify my home, since that is where I spend ninety percent of my time. WIth my husband's new job taking him out of state a lot, we have had the challenge of learning to adapt our family and spiritual life to this new arrangement. I love being a mom, I love being a wife, and i love being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

My mom was the first convert of the church in our family. She and my dad were friends from age 13. My dad converted at age 19. My grandparents and aunt and uncle also joined the church and our families have been blessed by many temple marriages, mission calls and more baptisms. Although my parents were just beginning to learn how to raise their family in the gospel, I always felt blessed by being a member of the church and I grew up knowing they loved me and more importantly, my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ loved me. Since I was four years old, I wanted to marry a priesthood holder in the temple. Neither my husband or I are perfect people, but the gospel is what keeps our relationship strong, gives us the ability to communicate our needs and maintain peace and love in our home. We work every single day on strengthening our marriage and our parenting skills. Our mutual goal is to obtain an eternal marriage and live forever with our children. We love being parents and hope to invite more children into our home.

How I live my faith

My husband and I have learned over the years that attending church regularly, visiting the temple whenever possible, having consistent, weekly Family Home Evenings, and participating in family and personal prayers and scripture studies, is the glue of family unity and happiness. When we prioritize these things, our family life is significantly smoother and more peaceful. Our faith keeps our family strong through good times and bad. We are able to battle our trials with more faith and hope through our belief in the powers of the atonement of Jesus Christ. As a mother and even during college before I started my family, I served in various callings in the church. I have served as president of our ward women's organization, taught primary, nursery and gospel doctrine classes. We help out the missionaries in any way we can and always try to be a good example. We want our children to know that we have testimonies of the gospel and of our Savior Jesus Christ and we try to exemplify that by the way we live and treat others.