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Hi I'm Spring

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three, ages 4, 9 and 15. Currently, I am a stay-at-home mom, but I used to work as a Surgical Technologist at a local hospital and for a plastic surgeon. I received my surgical training in the military. I joined the Army Reserves my senior year of High School when I was 17 years old, I left the USAR shortly after 9/11. My hobby - when I have time - is scrap booking & reading. I have been a Creative Memories Consultant for about 10 years, but haven't had much time to invest in it, with 3 kids in 3 different schools & 2 school calendars (one child attends year round school). What I enjoyed most about it - was meeting new people & making new friends with similar interests. Now, I do a lot of volunteer work at the kids schools and for the county extension office (Compost/Recycling fairs). I was also a cub scout leader for 2 1/2 years, which I really enjoyed!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the church and when I was about 16 years old after my parents divorce, I quit going to church. When I was 26 years old and going through my own divorce the missionaries happened to stop by one day, I invited them in. They kept coming back & bringing members of the ward with them for me to meet. A nurse I worked with at the hospital one day told me she would be at my house on Sunday to pick me & my daughter up for church at 9am. She picked me up for a few weeks & finally I made the decision that I should and could do it on my own. I didn't really regain my testimony until a couple of years later after I met my [now] husband while on vacation. We both lived in different cities 6 hours apart, so we did a lot of emails & phone calls. I emailed him one day and asked him if he believed in God. He gave me a whole page on the big bang theory. This sparked much discussion and over a phone call one night, he told me he would NEVER set foot inside a church. I was devastated. I knew he was the "one", but this was the deal breaker. I was crying and I feel this warmth envelop me and the thought "everything will be okay, it will work out" came to my mind. I became calm and questions came to me to ask him "If we have children, can I raise them in the church?", "Yes", he said. I asked him if the kids had something special at church, would he go - yes; would he attend pot lucks - yes, he said. My part of the bargain was not to try and convert him or talk to him about it, unless he asked. After we were married we were invited to a dinner where missionaries were present, my husband really connected with one of them and he invited them over to talk. It only took 3 years of being patient until my husband was baptized and the year after that we were sealed in the Temple. I knew on the night of that phone call that my Heavenly Father was(and is) there for me, I felt his comforting spirit. I knew at that moment the gospel was true.

How I live my faith

We say a prayer together as a family every night before we go to bed. We try and have Family Home Evening (lesson, songs, activity & dessert) every Monday night. My husband and I have families from our church we visit each month to see how they are doing. I try to make a habit of reading my scriptures every morning - some mornings can be chaotic, if I don't do it before the kids get up! I sometimes organize scrap booking nights for the ladies. I am currently the Road Show Director for our wards part in the Stake Road Show. (Basically we're doing a 10 minute skit). I organize service projects for those that need something done & can't do it themselves. I make sure my son gets to his scout meetings and my daughter gets to her church activities every week. We also go to church together every Sunday.