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Hi I'm Lori

I grew up in Wyoming. I own and operate a preschool. I love teaching children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother, the most important thing I ever wanted and hoped to be. I am married to a wonderful man, who never forgets my birthday because he's a tax accountant and my birthday happens to be Tax Day! We have been blessed with five beautiful, amazing children who constantly teach me lessons I didn't even know I needed to learn--lessons about forgiveness, patience, tolerance, love, and so much more. We adopted our fifth child just six months ago, and she has added a new dimension to our family, just as each child has. Besides being a stay-at-home mother, which I'm so grateful to be, I teach preschool out of our home and coach a club volleyball team. I love sports and grew up playing volleyball and baskeketball and running track. Now I enjoy watching my children participate and be part of a team. I also love to read! When life seems to be too chaotic and my children too demanding, curling up with a good book for a while (especially if I have chocolate to snack on) is like balm to my soul. I've decided everyone should have a good read on hand, for any number of reasons. Writing is something I've tried my hand at as well, and have found my niche to be simply writing about every day life as a mother on my blog. Life is full of many challenges, but also many unexpected moments of joy. And oh so many blessings!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents were faithful members who took us to church each week and taught us the importance of trying to live what we were taught on Sundays. My mother's unfailing effors to read from the Book of Mormon every morning before school as a family instilled in me a desire of my own to study the scriptures daily and gain my own testimony. When as a young teenager, the prophet at the time, President Benson, counseled everyone to read this sacred book regularly, I made a commitment to follow that counsel--to read every day, even if only briefly. The Book of Mormon began to change my life. I felt the spirit whisper to my soul over and over again that every word was true, and as I applied the stories and counsel to my life, I found the courage to overcome temptation, to repent, to share the gospel with others, and to try to live like the Savior. I've continued this pattern ever since, and it never ceases to bless my life. I know undoubtedly that the Book of Mormon is true. It was translated by a true prophet of God, Joseph Smith, who sacrificed and suffered greatly to be God's instrument in restoring truths to the earth. The most important truth found in this sacred book is the testimony of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Through the Bible and Book of Mormon I have come to know that Jesus Christ is real, that He does live, that He is my Redeemer. He carries my sorrows and has born my griefs. He is the Christ. I know God, our Father, hears and answers our every prayer--even the ones uttered only in our hearts. He did not leave us to find our way alone. He loves us as only a perfect Father can, and He wants us to be happy. That's why he created a plan for us, sent His Son to prepare the way for us, gave us the precious gift of the Holy Ghost to guide us, and called prophets to help us along the way, even a true prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson. This is my testimony and my life.

How I live my faith

I have the fortunate opportunity of serving as a secretary in our ward Primary. This means that I get to spend time with the children 11 years old and younger each week and help them understand who they are as children of God and what they can do to feel the spirit in their lives and gain their own testimonies. Through brief lessons and beautiful music, we learn together Heavenly Father's plan for us and how we can be truly happy. We search the scriptures, sing uplifting songs and share experiences that strengthen each other and help the children make good choices throughout the week and work to strengthen their own families.