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Hi I'm Lori

I was adopted from Seoul, Korea with my biological brother. I'm married with four children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was adopted from Seoul, Korea along with my biological brother. I attended University at BYU and earned a degree in Psychology and then a degree in Law. I had always been a driven individual and I fully intended on having a high powered law career but the Lord had other plans for me. I got married during my second year of law school and soon our first child was on the way. While finishing my third year of law school, I would bring my baby to class with me and when that wasn't feasible any longer my mother-in-law came to help with childcare. I soon realized that I had no desire to actually put my law degree to use while I had children. All the air had been let out of my 'high-powered career' balloon. However, I had made such an investment in my education that I decided to finish law school and take the Bar exam. I continue to keep up inactive status with the Utah State Bar. When people discover that I am a bona fide attorney they are a little flabbergasted as to why I would take such efforts to obtain a law degree and then not use it. I can honestly say I don't regret the decision to go to law school or to stay home with my children, both choices have helped shape who I am.

Why I am a Mormon

I feel incredibly blessed to have been adopted into an LDS family, it is most precious to me that I was raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. When I was first adopted I was incredibly sick with a parasite in my stomach and I had tuberculosis. I was given experimental drugs to kill the parasite in my stomach. My Father often told me how sick I was and I am sure that had I stayed in the orphanage in Korea that I would've died. I know that my Heavenly Father led me to this home and had a plan for me. I feel such an outpouring of his love just knowing this. Because of this and many other blessings i have received at His hand I want to serve Him with all my might, mind, and strength. I have had constant reminders of His love for me all throughout my life. I know He sent his Son to die for us. I know this is true for many reasons, one of them being that he set things in motion to save my earthly life. This is the love of a Father, a Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

Most recently I worked with the Primary age (2-12 yr) children. This was a rather large group of children but with the help of other members servings as teachers, Cub Scout leaders, Boy Scout leaders, Nursery leaders, young girl leaders and a heavy infusion of help from the Lord, we were able to have successful Sunday instruction and once during-the-week Church activities. These children occupied every spare moment I had physically, mentally, or emotionally. I felt exhausted after Church on Sunday and exhilarated at the same time. I no longer hold that position and I can now attend gospel instruction with the other women in my ward. I am so excited to meet the many new and wonderful women that have joined our ward. I always make it a point to sit by someone who is sitting by themselves. I read somewhere that 'whether your 6 or 60, it never feels good to be the new girl'; it is human nature to want to feel loved. One day the love of the Lord will be enough but for now most of us need the companionship of others cheering us on or supporting us day to day. This is especially true for new converts. Many converts are on fire with the truth of the gospel and this is what leads them to the waters of baptism. Once they become members they can feel a little overwhelmed and stop coming to Church. Our family has made a concerted effort to help these individuals and families feel welcomed and loved as the Savior would want us to do. We do this by inviting them to dinner, going on outings together, sitting by each other during church, having family home evenings together, introducing them to our other friends, keeping in constant contact, and in general being a good friend. We did this recently with one couple where the husband just joined the Church. We became good friends and eventually saw them go to the temple. This was so rewarding for us to witness. I could not be happier for this family.