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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a full time mom of two wonderful boys, a pretty good cook, a crafter, a decorator and an aspiring photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I sometimes think I was born in the wrong era because I would have made a great 50's house wife. I love to cook yummy food, clean house (all except folding the laundry!), decorate, sew, craft and cook some more. I love my family more than anything else in the world and there is no place else I'd rather be than home with my kiddos. I like to work out at my local gym (when I can get myself there) and I'm training to run a marathon next spring (I'm not a runner, so it's gonna take me a while). Currently, I'm applying to go back and finish my college degree in business management, so that my husband and I can someday open a Chiropractic practice together (he'll be the chiropractor;). I am very politically active and strive to educate my children on becoming good and productive citizens in our society. I love to share my love for the gospel with others and try to impart that love to my children.

Why I am a Mormon

At age 21, as a single woman, I gave birth to a beautiful son. Though I was born and raised in the Church, I turned away from it as a teenager because of pride and stubbornness and had not been active in the Church for many years. As I pondered the life that I could offer this precious spirit, I knew I needed to make some changes in my own. I knew I wanted a firm spiritual foundation for my son; one that would be filled with fundamental family values, unbreakable gospel truths and the loving support of a worldwide Church family, united by our faith in Jesus Christ, but I knew I could not do it alone. I humbled myself before the Lord, worked through the repentance process with my bishop and, as I did so, came to fully realize my own potential in my Heavenly Father's kingdom as a daughter of God. Now, five years later, I am still a Mormon because I have felt the sweetest blessings of the gospel in my life. I was able to be sealed to my sweetheart in a temple of the Lord for time and all eternity. Our children are sealed to us as well, which means that I will never need to be without the family that I so cherish. I have the privilege of having the Holy Spirit as a constant companion, to guide and direct me every step of the way through this mortal life. I am never alone. I have open, two-way conversations with the Lord, with ample opportunities for personal revelation and growth. I have daily encouragement and support from the Spirit to take advantage of Christ's infinite gift of the Atonement and, through repentance, I am able to let go of the things in my life that would hinder me and nourish those that would enrich and aid me in eternal progression. I know that Jesus Christ is the head of this Church and that the blessings promised to those who live by His teachings are real. I believe that we have a true and living prophet on the earth today, that he speaks directly for the Lord and we will be blessed for obeying his counsel.

How I live my faith

As part of my calling as a ward missionary, I serve the people in my community by sharing my love of the gospel of Jesus Christ, not only with nonmembers, but with the members of my own congregation. I work with our local full time missionaries to seek out those who may be new to, or struggling with, the gospel and give them the support and love they need to come closer to Christ. I try to be a good friend, a good neighbor and a good citizen of my community and government as a whole, an example of Christ in every aspect of my life. I like to "talk about my Church life", bear my testimony every chance I get and never shy away from sharing my conversion story (you never know when your story might help someone else). I enjoy nurturing friendships within the Church through Visiting Teaching (visiting with other women in my congregation) and reaching out to those not of my faith. Though I love to share the gospel with others outside my home, much of my most valued time is spent in my home, with my children; teaching them gospel principles and learning from them how to become more Christlike myself. Frustrating as they can sometimes be, I believe that children are our greatest examples of Christlike behavior and I am continually humbled by their simple, yet unwavering, testimonies. My favorite calling in life is Mother. As the wife of a worthy priesthood holder, I try to encourage my husband to fulfill his callings and responsibilities within the Church. Our eternal relationship is a big priority for me and I try to build it up as much as possible. I love to study the scriptures and listen to/read talks by the general authorities of the Church and ponder their relevance in my own life and the lives of those in my family. I pray daily for inspiration on becoming a better person, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend. I attend the temple regularly and have been blessed with some of my most treasured life experiences there, both alone and with my husband.