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Hi I'm Heatherly

I am a mother, military spouse, dance instructor, and choreographer. I am a Mormon.

About Me

On March 25, 2011 I married my best friend in the Salt Lake Temple. Just 10 days after our wedding he left for basic military training in the US Air Force. We had been dating for 4 years before our marriage and spent mostly every day together up until that point. The first 3 months of our marriage were heart breaking for me, I could only speak with him on the phone on Sundays for about15 min if we were lucky, we communicated mostly with letters. We are now reunited. I am grateful we had that hardship, we appreciate and love one another more. I am grateful for my husbands service to our country. One of my favorite things to do is dance. I have been a dancer since I was 3 years old. I have taken ballet, jazz, lyrical, hip- hop and bellydancing. I have had the opportunity to perform at some fun places. Dance has even helped me pay for school. I was on a collegiate dance team my first two years of college. I have had the opportunity to teach dance which has been on of the most rewarding things I have ever done. I have many dreams and goals. One thing that I love to do is travel. It is one of my dreams to see the world. This past January I brought in the new year in my mother's native country Chile. I was able to improve my Spanish and meet my extended family members while I was there. I even had the opportunity to go to the church where my father ( a LDS missionary) met my mother.

Why I am a Mormon

Ever since I was a little girl I had a desire to go to the LDS church. My parents, even though members, were not active in the church during my early childhood. Luckily I had a grandmother who would take me every Sunday. I believed in Jesus and in my Heavenly Father. I knew they loved and cared for me. As a child I did not just believe in their existence but I knew of it. I have held onto that little testimony my whole life. I felt the truth of the LDS gospel every time I attended church. I had opportunities to revist that feeling. I read the Book of Mormon in my teens, I did the Book of Mormon challenge which was trying to read it in 3 months before the end of the new year. After I read the book, I felt at peace and knew that it spoke the truth. It supported the testimony I had for my Savior and Heavenly Father. There were times in my life where I did stumble, repenting and saying I'm sorry has also been a very big testimony building experience. It was when I needed the gospel the most and I realized that making poor decisions that seem worldy could not and did not make me happy. There are many times when I have been happy to be LDS but the moment that has brought the most joy in my life was marrying my best friend for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple. Preparing for that moment alone was a very big building experience. I wanted no reason to feel unworthy to enter the temple so I prepared myself spiritually during the entirety of our engagment. I will forever expect myself to be as faithful of a person as I was during that time. Words cannot describe the pure joy that a temple marriage has brought us. There was a time during our early marriage where we were separated for several months due to military duties....it was easier for me to handle knowing that no matter what, my husband was mine for the rest of eternity.

How I live my faith

I do my best to fashion my life after Christ's. I try to place myself in everyone's shoes. I love participating in service activities at church, and in my community. I do my best to be Christ like in day to day activities and try to place myself in someone else's shoes. I do simple things like tipping my waitress, listening to a salesman over the phone and at my door even if I'm not interested in what they are selling, I stop and ask people if they need help if the look like their circumstance is dire. I will admit I am not the most outgoing person, so when another person see's how I live my life, I do my best to fashion my actions and mannerisms in a way that exemplifies Christ's teachings.