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Hi I'm Heather

I'm a stay at home mom. I love to be in the water. I have 3 kids but would like to adopt another one. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full-time mother of 3 beautiful children. I love being a mom and wife. My family makes me the happiest, out of everything else in this world. I would love to adopt another child as we have learned recently that I'm now infertile. It was a hard bit of news to hear, because having a fourth child was always on my list of wishes. I know that, with God's help, there will be another baby in our future. This may not be as I want, but I know it will be on the Lor'd timeline and I have learned to accept that. I also love to spend time in the water. I have recently developed this love with teaching myself to swim, which was a daunting task. I also have loved learning aqua aerobics and hope to be able to teach in the near future. I also love to read and learn about places and people I have only heard about. It is a great pleasure to me. My biggest weakness is eating too much!! I LOVE food, to my detrement!! Nothing says comfort like chocolate! I love to sing and love music. My favorite music is alternative and I have favorite bands and singers. I am a purist, however, and rarely like covers of songs and thus, have a hard time with some of the new fads like "American Idol" and "Glee":). I do see how others might like those things but it's definitely not for me!! I love singing to my favorite songs...much to my kids' delight (not). I have recently learned to quilt and in 6 months I have made 5 quilts, two of which were full size!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon, firstly because I was born into the church. I thank Heavenly Father every day for sending me to the family I have. My parents were a great example to me of faith and service and Christlike attributes. However, there was a time when I needed to learn for myself if I believed what my parents taught. With a lot of prayer and a lot of study and reflection I have come to the knowledge for myself. I have felt the promptings of the Holy Ghost many times in my life. I have felt comfort where none could be found elsewhere. I have felt the still, small voice of recognition when I have heard something that is true. I have studied the life of Christ and have felt a warmth and love that testifies to me that Christ lives, he loves us, and that he died for us that we might live again. I have learned that I feel peace when I think that Jesus suffered the pangs of death and much more so that I could repent of my sins and be free from them to live with God again. I also have read the Book of Mormon and know through the spirit that it is the word of God from an ancient civilization on the American continent. I know the book was brought forth from the earth by the modern-day Prophet Joseph Smith who was directed by God to restore his gospel on the Earth after a dark period when it was taken from the Earth. I know that the Prophet, President Monson, has been called by God to be our Prophet in these days. He is a prophet as much as Adam, Abraham, Noah and many more from the Old and New Testaments. He has the ability to warn and teach us what God wants us to know. I know the more I listen to him and his apostles, the better chance at happiness my family and I have. These things I know of a certainty. I know that every one of God's children has the ability to know these things for themselves. Finally, I know that I will see my sister again who died of brain cancer just 3 years ago and we can be a family together forever.

How I live my faith

I participate in church activities weekly by going to church with my family. I make sure that I take the sacrament weekly. If I do so, I feel so much more at ease and blessed. I serve in the Primary which is an organization in the church that serves the children. It is a delight for me to see the children every week and to see them light up when we talk about Christ or a story from the scriptures that they know. I love to see them get baptized at age 8 and how they literally look like little angels when they are able to be baptized. I love to listen to them sing praises to Christ and God and I know they feel the spirit many times when they sing. I have also taught my peers in the Relief Society Organization recently who consist of the women of the ward. I enjoy all the jobs or callings that I've had in the church. I especially loved the chance I had to serve as a camp director in the Girls' Camp about 9 years ago. I still remember the love I felt there among the 12 to 18 year old girls. I have scarcely felt such love and the spirit so strong in my life. It was a week among the trees and forest and the young girls that I will remember forever! I also serve as a visiting teacher in my ward and get to visit a few women a month and see that they are doing well. It has been a huge blessing in my life to have visiting teachers as well. I can't count the number of times I have needed help and they have been there for me, either with meals or gifts or just a kind word. I also love to serve in the community especially at my children's schools. I have always treasured any moment I can spend time in my son's or daughter's classroom. I love to help any way I can.