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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Wyoming. I'm an amateur photographer whose been happily married almost 5 years and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I decided to go back to school this past year and it has been quite the challenge. I was never a great student growing up but I knew that an education was very important. I still don't know what I'm majoring in although I have leaned towards social work. My desire in life is to make a real contribution to the world. it doesn't have to be huge or noteworthy but something good that came out of my being upon the Earth. I have been married almost 5 years to my very best friend. He's phenomenal and keeps me on my toes. We have yet to experience the blessings and joy of parenthood but I know through our faith and diligence that in time we will.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother converted to the church when I was seven years old. I wasn't baptized until I was nine but I remember taking the discussions and knowing that Jesus loves me. After a move my family went inactive for a time but a well meaning classmate came up to me when I was 12 and invited me to the Young Women's activity. She is still my very closest friend (other than my husband) to this day. It was through the Young Women's program that I gained a testimony of the gospel. I still struggled because my family has remained inactive. I had many obstacles in my way as far as the church went, some of my own doing, but by the time I was in college at about age 20 I had a solid and firm foundation for my testimony. I knew that Jesus Christ lives, and that the Book Of Momon was true. I also knew that Joseph Smith was a true prophet and that through him the restored gospel came to pass. Every day my testimony grows more and more.

How I live my faith

Because my faith is not only a Sunday type of religion, I do my best each day to invite the spirit into my life and my heart so that I may make my Father in Heaven happy. I don't always succeed in this but I'm grateful for the atonement so I may repent and have a fresh beginning. I have had various callings in the church, from ward chorister to a primary worker. Each calling has taught me valuable lessons about myself. My current calling is teaching the youth ages 14-18 Sunday school. It offers brand new challenges that I never dreamed of in the best way possible. I have worked with the young women (girls in our ward ages 12-18) before but I have never taught the youth in this capacity before. They are such a wonderful generation. They know so much and the teach me each time I attempt to teach them. This calling also helps me study my scriptures more so that I will better understand and hopefully be able to invite the spirit to our lessons. The youth at this age constantly making me work harder to know the answers to their questions! I am also a visiting teacher in our ward. I have a partner that comes with me to visit various ladies in our ward that we might not otherwise have the opportunity to get to know. I cherish these visits. Some of our ladies are older, and some are barely older than me. It's refreshing to have that time away and enjoy each other as women. We can talk, commiserate, help one another, and learn from each other about this life and the joys and heartaches it may present. They are amazing women! At home I do my best to have a happy and loving atmosphere the way our Father in Heaven intends for us. My husband and I pray together and enjoy each others company. We are doing our best to lay a foundation in our lives so when we are able to have children they will enter a heavenly home.