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Hi I'm LeeAnne

Working mom of two. Love the outdoors, reading, and trying new recipes for my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a married mother of two children, ages 9 and 14, who are now in school all day. For years, I worked part-time to stay home as much as possible but I am now a full time marketing manager for a large telecommunications company. I am married to my high school sweetheart and we have built a wonderful life together. We love to camp, ride ATV's, travel and spend time together as a family. It occured to me on a recent business trip that we don't fit the perceptions that some people have of the typical Mormon family. I am a member and my husband is not. A co-worker said to me, 'Is that allowed, to marry a non-mormon?'. Of course it is! Our relationship with our Heavenly Father and our Savior is very personal and very sacred. While I do pray for a time in which we can attend the temple as a family together, to be sealed for time and all eternity, I know that if I am doing everything I know is right, my family will be blessed. Our Father in Heaven listens to our prayers and has promised us that our righteous desires will be met. I have gone to the temple, on my own accord, to receive his promised blessings. I take my children to church each Sunday so that they may know the truth of our Savior's plan. It isn't always easy, but I believe it is the right thing to do and I have been blessed in my efforts. I know that if we follow the teachings and repent in His name, we can achieve things we never thought possible. He is always with us. I feel this every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I wouldn't be honest with myself if I wasn't. I have felt the sweet feeling of peace that only the Savior can bring too many times to deny its presence in my life. I have felt the love that my Heavenly Father has for me too many times. Sometimes, when I was younger, I would look at people's faces on the bus, or in the doctor's office and wonder how Heavenly Father could love all of those people, there are just so many of us. I prayed to know the answer. The answer came to me as this - that same feeling that I feel when I study the scriptures or say my prayers can come to anyone, no matter where they live or what they have done. It is as simple as that. Don't think of it as this giant, incomprehensible thing, it is small and it is easy. I know that to be truth. I know that our Savior who walked the earth over 2000 years ago is the same Savior who reappeared with his Father in the Sacred Grove to the young Joseph Smith. It is the same today as yesterday and as it always will be. I find such peace in this promise.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to teach the New Testament to other adults on Sundays - what a scary thing at first! My testimony has grown because of this chance and I know that is why we are given these callings in the church. I also visit other sisters in our area and make sure they are doing alright and give them a special message from our prophet each month. More importantly than these things though, I try my hardest to do the right thing each day. I try really hard to not say or do anything that I wouldn't be proud to admit to someone else. I try to smile at strangers and talk to new people and treat them as the children of God that I know they are. Notice I use the word 'try'! I am far from perfect, but always trying.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

this question always makes me laugh! As a life long church member, I can emphatically say that women are 100% equal to men! In fact, sometimes I think that the women are put on more of a pedestal! Everything in this gospel points to the divinity and holiness of women. We are revered, blessed and worshipped and our role is so sacred and critical to that of future generations. The men in our church hold the priesthood of God, but women are trusted with the sacred job of motherhood. That's not to say that all women have to be mothers to be important, but they are treated with the respect of that position at all times. Show more Show less