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Hi I'm Carrie

I am a wife and a mother of five. I homeschool. I am proud to be a GRITS, girl raised in the south. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in South Carolina and will always be a Carolina Girl! I am married to a wonderful man who I refer to as my "hubba hubba", and I have five adorable, yet rascally at times, children. I went to college and received my Bachelors in Early Childhood Education, and taught for a few years, but I started staying home once I had my oldest; I have now become a Stay at Home Rock Star! I love being a mother, and I feel so grateful that I am able to have the privilege to stay home with them. We just had our youngest child and are also starting the new adventure we like to refer to as homeschooling, so life is a little hectic these days. If that saying is true, "Good moms have sticky floors, dirty ovens, and happy kids", then there are a lot of happy children in our house! When I am trying, but not always quite succeeding, to be Super Mom, I also love to read, dance, dabble in photography, cook, and I am attempting to learn to sew. I try to embrace life, realizing that I need to make every moment count and treasure the memories I am making. "Live every moment, laugh every day, and love beyond words", that is how I try to live my life.

Why I am a Mormon

My father was raised in the church, but my mother was raised a Baptist; she converted when I was eight years old. Growing up in the church, I felt that everything was true, but I didn't really question it until I was in my early 20s. My last year in college, my parents decided to divorce, turning my world completely upside down! I remember having times where I felt completely alone; I felt that no one understood how I was feeling or the pain I was experiencing. It was during this time that I not only discovered how real Heavenly Father's and Jesus' love is, but I also found my testimony. I spent many hours on my knees and many hours reading my scriptures. I finally learned for myself that the church is true, and I knew that it is through living the gospel that I would find my greatest joy! Since those days, I have not looked back! I love being a member of the church, and I love how the church teaches us to pattern our lives after the Savior's. I love knowing that if I do my part by keeping the commandments and doing my part to stay on the straight and narrow path, I can one day return to live with my Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day as I reach out to others, as I try to love others as Jesus would. I live my faith as I begin my day on my knees in pray and end my day the same way. I live my faith as I turn to Heavenly Father and Jesus in the good times and the bad. I live my faith every day as I turn to the scriptures for strength, comfort, guidance, and greater knowledge. I live my faith as I remember Jesus Christ's great sacrifice for me and realize how truly blessed I am, to not only be a member of this church, but to have a Savior who was willing to die for me. I live my faith by teaching my children about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and the great love they have for them. I live my faith by seeking out those that may be emotionally, temporally, or spiritually needy and reaching out to them, "...Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brethren, ye have done it unto me." (Matthew 25:40) Being a member of Jesus Christ's church encompasses how you live every single day of your life; it influences every decision you make, as you ask yourself, "What would Christ do?" When my husband and I experienced the loss of our son, Spencer, who was born stillborn, we exercised that faith by turning to a loving Heavenly Father for both comfort and peace. By living the gospel, I am able to find joy, no matter what life's circumstances may be!