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Hi I'm Wendy

I grew up a military brat in a large family. I'm the mother of 4 beautiful young children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to 11 different schools growing up since my father was in the Army. I have 5 brothers and 4 sisters so we kept our parents very busy. Now my own little family is keeping me busy. I have a wonderful husband who has put up with me for 9 years. I love to read and write stories but don't have much time because my husband and I have 4 beautiful young children. I'm mostly a stay-at-home mom but in my spare time (when I can find some) I am a Mary Kay Beauty Consultant. My children and my husband keep me very busy. My two oldest children are in elementary school. My third child will soon start preschool and my toddler has Cystic Fibrosis and keeps me busy with treatments, doctors appointments, and getting into anything and everything he can figure out how to get into! I graduated from community college with an Associate of General Studies degree when I was pregnant with my 2nd child. I was the first of my brothers and sisters (and even my parents) to get a college degreee. My husband and I had 3 children before he received his Bachelors degree so we have had our share of struggles but have always made it through our trials. I love my husband, my kids, and the rest of my family. They are the world to me.

Why I am a Mormon

My father and his family joined The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints he was 9. My mother's mother joined the church as a young adult and her father grew up a member. I was raised a member of the church. Being a military brat moving every 3 years or so there wasn't a lot of stability in my life outside of my family. Everywhere we lived there was always an LDS church and congregation. Sometimes we had to drive an hour to get to church and sometimes we could walk. My mother made sure we got to church every Sunday even when my father was away, sometimes for months at a time, doing field maneuvers. We weren't always on time but she made sure we got there. All 10 of us kids! I suppose one of the reasons I have continued to attend church is that it is the one thing other than my family that has always been there. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the same in Germany as it is in Utah or Colorado. The only difference is the people that attend. They all come from different cultures or backgrounds but they all have the same faith and learn the same gospel. I take my children to church because I want them to learn about Christ and the way he treated others. I want them to grow up with strong moral values and high standards for themselves. I also want them to know, as I know, that they are children of a loving Father in Heaven who gave His only Begotten Son so that we may live with Him again. I also want them to know that Jesus suffered for our sins so that we could repent and be clean again. I know that God has given us a prophet in these latter days so that we can have the same privileges as those who lived in the time of Christ. I have read the Book of Mormon and know that it is the word of God.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. I volunteer my time at my children's school and also my time for the children at church. I have served and taught the children as a Cub Scout Den Leader and Cub Committee member, a teacher, and presently I am a leader in the childrens organization at church. I have also had the opportunity to visit other women in the church and to see that their needs are met. I have helped organize activities for the women's organization of the church. I love serving others because I feel so complete and fulfilled when I do.