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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a wife and a mother of four boys. I love running and quilting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was not one of those people who knew since they were 5 years old that they wanted to be a doctor or fireman, or vet. In fact, even in college, I struggled choosing a major because I never saw myself being a career woman. All I wanted to be was a mom. But that was not to be until a few years down the road, so in the meantime, I got my teaching degree, moved to the other side of the country and taught high school. I hated it, so I gave up teaching, moved back home and went to cosmetology school. That is where I met my wonderful husband and started having a family. For the first time in my life, I felt like my life had meaning and a purpose. We now have 4 amazing, and outrageously vibrant boys who challenge my sanity each and every day. I love being a mom, but it is the most difficult thing I have ever done in my life. I find other outlets in my life to help me keep my sanity and help me remember that I am still inside there, even though I wear the Mom badge 99% of my day. I love to run, I love music and am passionate about designing and making quilts.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a 6th generation Mormon. It is in my blood. That being said, I, like every other member of the church, at some point in their life, have to have their own conversion. I grew up in a home with a mother who was solid in her testimony of the gospel and a father who deeply struggled with his. I was so blessed to have really good friends who helped me stay on the right path. After high school, I began my journey of gaining my own testimony. Through a serious of events in my adult life, I have been able to put the principles of the gospel to the test and have come to know for myself that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. Once you have that testimony and knowledge, it defines everything else you do in your life. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

To me, being a Mormon is one of the defining characteristics of who I am. It dictates everything I do, from the types of foods I eat, the movies I see, the clothes I wear, the way I feel about and treat others, the activities I participate in and mostly the way I raise my children. My children have told me that I talk about Jesus too much. I personally don't think we talk about him enough. I go to church on Sundays, I am responsible to help manage the children there and teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ. My husband and I try to read scriptures and say prayers with our children daily, though most of the time, it feels like a big fiasco. It is important to me that my children know who their Heavenly Father is and that they know why they are here on this earth so that when the world begins to pull them in different directions, they will not get distracted and confused. I am at peace when I live the teaching found in the gospel of Jesus Christ even when my life is hard. It gives me perspective and the Lord blesses and comforts me as I try to do what is right.