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Hi I'm Laurie

I'm a wife, a Mother of 5, a dental assistant, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I"ve been a stay at home mom for 19 years. I am looking for a job as a dental assistant. I get a lot of joy from helping people. I run and exercise only because of how I feel afterward. I'm often overwhelmed. I like to cook and I like to read about creative people who can craft and decorate. And I dream of the day I'll have the time and money to so those things.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 19, my mother died, she was my best friend.. That was a major time I questioned the beliefs of the Church. I had been raised to believe that families are forever and that if we lived right, trying to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we could be a family forever, even after this life. Those beliefs were either true or not. I thought long and I prayed hard and I received a peaceful, reassurance that those teachings were true, that I would see my mom again, that she accomplished what she needed to on earth, and that I and my family would be alright through her absence until we would be reunited. I carry those hopes with me everyday.

How I live my faith

Family, loving, a feeling of being loved and belonging is everything to me and it affects how I live my life everyday. I have a wonderful family and a wonderful, close extended family on both sides. We build those family bonds not just for the future, after this life, but for here, now, because we all need to be loved, to be accepted, and we need a "soft place to land" at the end of the day in this rough and tumble world. Of course our family is flawed, but I'd say we have it pretty good. And everything I or our family has done right has come from following the example of Christ, from the teachings of Jesus Christ, taught to us in our church. A year and a half ago, our family had a major move from Ohio to Georgia. This caused us to move far away from our long-time friends and extended families, both major support systems for us. But we knew and have always found that wherever we go, we will always find "home", "family" and a sense of belonging with the Church. We're all children of God, we're all brothers and sisters reaching for the same goal, to return to our loving Heavenly Father. Go to a Mormon church meeting and you'll find yourself at home!