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Hi I'm Hidi Borup

I was raised in Utah. Mother of three with three step children & a great husband. I love growing & learning. Love being Mormon.

About Me

Growing up was not easy. I was born to a mother who has a mental illness and an abusive father.. At the age of seven my parents divorced, my grandma received custody of us. She had already raised her children but was willing to provide for us. She worked hard and did the best she could, although my sister and I had a much better environment it was really hard on our widowed grandmother to raise us. The house seemed chaotic most of the time and my sister and I were getting hit more often then not. By the age of twelve I had moved in with my Aunt. Things were much calmer and peaceful. She really tried to raise us and show us love. After high school I moved away to college but shortly found myself expecting. I placed this baby for adoption. At 20 I had my first baby that I called mine. When my son was eighteen months his father and I married. We had two more children. He struggled with meth addiction the last eleven years of our twelve year marriage. It really hard on our family. After several domestic violence charges and our kids being raised in a lot of craziness I made the decision to leave. That was a hard year. I went to school and earned my Bachelor degree. Now remarried and able to enjoy more with my kids is amazing. I have worked part time driving school bus. I have the chance to do family history and silly projects. I enjoy spending time outside. Knitting and canning are skills I have learned and and love sharing with my family. Proudly finished a triathlon.

Why I am a Mormon

During high school I always had a sense of right from wrong. I always wanted to do good. I felt like I was in a way protected and being watched over. Although I was content, It seemed something was missing in my life. After the birth of my son I realized what I was missing in my youth. I was missing religion. I made the decision I would become active in the Church Of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints. All the members I had contact with had a great peace about them, even in the middle of their trials. As an adult I have found a peace and safety in the gospel. During my early adulthood I was making choices that I was not proud of. Through the gospel I have been able to recognize those choices and be able to change who I was. I am guided my the spirit and have a sense of right from wrong. I find comfort, safety and freedom in following the commandments. I see there is a safety net for my children. Having our family engaged in the gospel is a wonderful blessing to keep positive influences close to us. I know that even on my hard lonely days that I have someone to turn to and that I am not alone. The Savior died for me out of love. He has felt every heartache and sadness that I experience. This sacrifice made in my behalf was to give me knowledge that I am loved. I rejoice in knowing that my family and I will have the chance to all be together in heaven. There is a plan for me and that includes knowing that everything in my life is in Heavenly Fathers hands and he knows exactly what I need and when I need it. My testimony is very valuable to me. It is a foundation that I am able to build upon daily. I learn to rely on my Heavenly Father. I am reminded to be less prideful and more humble. I get to be forgiven for the sins I commit and daily I get the chance to become a better person. I know Heavenly Father loves me and has so much in store for me. He waits for me to go to him. he already knows me and my needs. The Savior lives. The atonement is real. I have a purpose.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day. While at work, home and playing. I choose to only engage in activities that I would be proud to have the Savior beside me. I do my visiting each month and love the sisters I get the opportunity to get to serve and know better. When they need something I feel pretty confident they reach out to me to. I visit and make friends with those in my neighborhood. I get to know them and serve their families. I have taught my children to reach out to others. I dress modestly everywhere I go. I choose to dress in a way that shows others I respect myself and my Heavenly Father. I have become interested in my family history and spend time monthly finding my ancestors. I pray several times a day with my family and personally. I believe my prayers are answered. I have made promises to Heavenly Father and I know he has made promises to me. One includes participating in church. I have read the Book of Mormon and it has been confirmed to me that it is a true book. I support the leaders of the church. Each time I get my pay check I pay my tithing. I feel that everything I have has been a gift from the lord.