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Hi I'm Lilly

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three children and I love them dearly. They are a precious blessing and an inspiration to my life. I am an Early Childhood Education teacher. I enjoy working with children and families. It is a sweet and rewarding career. I am currently attending school and working toward my psychology degree. My ultimate goal is to obtain my PHD and become a marriage and family counselor. In the beginning of 2011, I developed strabismus - my eyes have become crossed. (If you think school is hard, try doing it while perpetually seeing double). It is a trial, to be sure. The road to recovery has been a long and discouraging one so far, but I trust in my Father's plan for me. It's amazing the lessons that we can learn from our trials. I continue with hope and confidence.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I always considered myself to be a spiritual person and strong in the faith. However, when the time came in my life that my faith was significantly challenged, I faltered. I eventually separated myself from the church. For nearly ten years my heart was hardened against the joy of the gospel. I had no animosity toward the church or it's people, it just "wasn't for me." Although I did not recognize or appreciate it at the time, my Father in Heaven never lost sight of me. Even in the darkest hours of my life I know that I have never been alone. My Savior, Jesus Christ waited ever patiently for me as I "wandered in the desert far from home." He called out to me in many different ways and on numerous occasions. When I was finally ready, he came and collected me. I was the lost sheep, but now I am found. The blessing of my experience is in knowing what it is like to live life on either side (within and without) the gospel. I clearly recognize just how extraordinary it is to be a member of this church. My life is enriched, my purpose is sure, and my joy is full. Although I would never, EVER recommend that a member seek after this perspective by turning away, I am grateful to have it.

How I live my faith

I have spent the last several years reaquainting myself with the beauty, sweetness, and fellowhip of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I have immerseded myself in scriptures and in gospel doctrine like I never have before. As I continue to do so, my reward is a depth of understanding and increased faith that sustains me. I acknowledge my Savior in all things and I am grateful for all that I have been blessed with. I am so grateful to know that there is a plan and a purpose for my life. I am grateful for the Atonement and for mercy. I am grateful for missionaries. I am grateful for members of the church that live their faith with conviction and love. IT IS FOR ME!