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Hi I'm Sally

I'm happily married and am a mother of 6. I love decorating, photography, crafts, reading, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Since I was very young, I dreamed of being a mom and having a big family. When I was 12, I was baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and have been an active member of the church ever since. After high school I attended a couple years of college, then went on to receive training as a Montessori teacher. I am now married to my sweetheart and best friend, and we have six incredible kids. Even though we have had (and still have) our share of trials and struggles, I am literally living my dream as a mother and wife. I love reading and learning; I would go to school forever if I could. I enjoy working to make my home a happy and comfortable place, and am constantly trying to improve my skills in that area. Music is a big part of my life as well. I love to play the flute and piano and sing. My goal is to one day learn to play the cello and oboe.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Christian home. My grandparents had a big hand in raising me and they were a combined household as far as religion goes. When they married, they decided to attend a Presbyterian church which is where I went for the most part. When I was young, I had a very good friend who was mormon and I always loved being at her house. I could tell her family had something I wanted mine to have. I never really pinpointed what that was at the time. When I was 12, I accepted the missionary discussions and everything they taught made sense to me and rang true. The gospel as the LDS church taught it seemed to answer every question I had and fill in all the gaps I grew up with. Neither my parents nor maternal grandparents went to church with me, but they let me do what I felt was right for me. My best friend's family took me in and made sure I was able to attend all my church meetings and activities. My church leaders made me feel welcome and included in everything. I could tell they sincerely wanted me to be happy. Though I had and continue to have questions about different things, I have never since the time I was baptized doubted the truthfulness of this church. Living the teachings of Jesus Christ gives me a solid foundation for making decisions and living my life. I feel the happiest when I am doing what I know is right.

How I live my faith

Currently, I work with young girls ages 8-11 in the church. They are so much fun! We do activities that help us learn good values and increase our faith in Jesus Christ, as well as just having fun together. I also teach music to the very young nursery children. These are the kids 18 months to 3 years old. That can be quite exciting! They are so sweet and love to sing and move to music. I love teaching simple gospel principles through singing songs with them. I enjoy helping out wherever and whenever I can and often get to fill in teaching other classes or playing the piano in different organizations when I am needed. When I think about living my faith, I think it's the little things that make a big difference. The choice to keep the Sabbath Day holy helps ground my entire week and give me spiritual strength that I need to keep going. Choosing not to drink alcohol, coffee or tea and not to smoke or take other harmful drugs helps keep my body and mind in good condition so that I can do what I want and need to do in life. Keeping high standards as far as what I watch on TV and the music I listen to helps keep my thoughts clean and invites a good feeling into my home. As I try to act on the impressions and thoughts I get, I feel closer to God and like I am doing what I should be doing, and that gives me peace in a world where it's not always easy to feel that. The Mormon church gives me hope that even though I am far from perfect, I am loved by my Heavenly Father and this gives me so much comfort and helps me through hard times. I know He is always aware of me and wants my happiness.

Why don’t women hold the priesthood in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints? How do Mormon women lead in the Church?

Sally
Men and women have equal but different responsibilities in the Church. One of the responsibilities men have is to hold the priesthood. This doesn't exalt men over women in any way. Women have great respect and value in the Church of Jesus Christ. We hold positions of great importance and have as much influence as men do. Men and women were designed to work together and this means dividing obligations and working to complement and help each other. Mormon women lead in the women's organization, Relief Society, as well as in the children's and scouting organizations. We serve shoulder-to-shoulder with the men in the church. We need each other and were designed by God to work together. Show more Show less