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Hi I'm Stephanie

I'm a California girl. I'm a US Navy wife. I love to ballroom dance with my husband. I'm an occupational therapist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi I'm Stephanie. I grew up in southern California and loved every minute of it. The perfect weather year-round allowed me to spend time enjoying God's many wonderful creations, and find a connection with nature. I quickly discovered my love for traveling and photography. I also love to serve, so my career as an occupational therapist is perfect. My friends and family are some of my most precious blessings. The fondest memories of my childhood are always from time spent with my family, whether it be our numerous camping trips, or movie and game nights. I have only sisters who are my very best friends, apart from my husband. A few years ago I discovered my new passion, ballroom and latin dancing. I met my husband, a sailor with the U.S. Navy, at our local dance studio. Now I'm a Navy wife living in Colorado, embarking on a whole new set of adventures as a newly wed in a brand new state. My husband was recently baptized, so we are striving to be sealed for time and all eternity in the temple, in a year. I cannot wait for the day when my dance partner will become my eternal companion.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and have been an active member all my life. My mother was converted in her teens, while my father's family line came from the early members after the Church was restored. There is strength that comes from my diverse heritage. The examples of my parents and grandparents have shown me the blessings that come from faithful worship to our Savior, and given me a footprint for the life I want to live and the marriage I want to have. By choosing to follow the principles that Christ taught, I have found immeasurable happiness and freedom. I love having a living prophet who leads and guides this Church. The modern-day revelation we receive helps me to be constant in an ever-changing world. I love the temples. Their simple beauty always astounds me, and the feelings of peace and joy that come from being at the temple are indescribable. I am grateful for these Houses of the Lord, which provide us with opportunities to serve Him and to become eternal families. I know that He lives. We are Heavenly Father's blessed children. I know that my Savior knows me by name and that he loves me, because I have felt His strength from my deepest moments of despair to my greatest moments of joy. I have seen His hand throughout my life from the blessed friends and family He has given me, to the simple but tender mercies He graces me with every day. Life has not been easy, especially since becoming a Navy wife, but my faith brings me the strength and comfort I need to know that God sees the big picture and has a plan for me. Both in California and Colorado, my local Church congregation is my family. I have found fellow Church members who will be my friends forever. I have chosen to be a member of Christ's Church and it brings me more happiness than I knew was possible. This simple knowledge that my Savior lives and loves me, has made me who I am.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily, not just a weekly basis. I strive to stand as a witness of Jesus Christ throughout my daily affairs. I love serving, and have spent many years volunteering with community youth programs such as the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters, in addition to fulfilling my career as an occupational therapist with the children in the school district. On Sundays I enjoy attending Church and worshipping my Lord and Savior with our local congregation. I'm so grateful for the dedicated hours of Sabbath worship that touch my spirit, fill my heart and rejuvinate my soul. My marriage is strengthened as my husband and I study Christ's gospel and learn of His teachings. We recently began participating in our congregational choir. While I know nothing about music, I love the opportunity to engage in an uplifting activity with my husband, who has a passion for singing. Worshipping Christ through hymns is such a sweet experience. Throughout the week my husband and I serve the youth in our congregation. He works with the Cub Scouts, while I organize activities for the girls ages 8-11, which is called Activity Days. I strive to teach these young girls of their beauty and divine potential, in addition to providing a them a safe and fun environment where they can form strong bonds with their peers, and become closer to Christ. There are a few sisters in my congregation that I am able to serve through the program Visiting Teaching. There is something so special about being able to visit with sisters in their home and discuss Christ and His gospel. As my relationships are strengthened, my faith becomes stronger, and I am ever more grateful for the eternal plan of happiness that has blessed my life.