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Hi I'm Heidi

I grew up in Northern California. I am a reluctant "Cat Lady", an avid reader, a chocolatier, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man who is an overgrown Eagle Scout.(I think he's still inventing new merit badges for himself!) I love nature, music, and literary humor. I have never had children, but I do have cats! I have been an Apparel Designer, Food and Beverage Director, and Chocolatier. I have a nerdy sense of humor that I am only now beginning to find amusing.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a liberal, intellectual, Reform Judaism background. My parents were both born in New York to Jewish immigrant parents. I have always been proud of my Jewish heritage. When I turned 17, I had an overwhelming feeling that my faith was no longer right for me. This was extremely painful. I basically put my spiritual life on hold, not knowing what to do about this feeling. When I met my husband, he had just become an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints after some thirty years of inactivity. I felt something very special about this man. I was impressed that he mentioned his faith to me on our very first date in a way that was sincere and unapologetic. When I met his family I felt the spirit so strongly in their home, that I was moved to tears. Within a few weeks I had taken the discussions with the Missionaries and my husband performed my baptism. I love the members of this church! I have always felt so welcomed and loved. I have a strong testimony that this Church is true, that Joseph Smith was a true Prophet, that The Book of Mormon is modern day revelation and that we have a living Prophet, President Monson, to guide us today. I have had MANY trials since my baptism. I still count my decision to join this church as the single best decision I have ever made in my life. I have met many people of faith throughout my life and yet I feel the pure love of Christ so strongly amongst people of this Church. It warms my heart. I am a Mormon because I really can't imagine being anything else! I love this Church! I love being married for time and all eternity--having this eternal perspective has added so much joy to our relationship. My faith has also brought me so much closer to my family--none of whom are members. I just have a greater capacity for love.

How I live my faith

Whenever I find myself tempted to judge others, I am reminded that we are all kindred, all children of the same Heavenly Father, and my instinct to love is awakened anew. I live my faith by loving and serving in mostly small ways every day.