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Hi I'm Stacie

I'm a Mormon. I am a "Mom on the run". Two small children keep me very busy, but I LOVE IT!

About Me

I grew up the oldest of five children. We lived in Scottsdale, Arizona. From when I was a young child, I knew I wanted to be a lawyer and a mom and a wife. I studied hard and graduated early from high school and college to head straight to law school. After graduating, I started a law practice with another attorney and I practiced law for 11 years. I loved it!!! I was able to help people, to make great friendships and associations and to win cases that made precedence for other cases to follow. When I married, my husband and I knew we wanted to have children and I knew I wanted to be able to care for my children myself. So, although I was nervous, I decided to stop practicing law and focus on the children that would join our family. I was afraid I would miss my law practice and the associations I made while working, but I never did. I enjoyed every minute of our children's lives. My son and daughter are still young and their ages are close together. The time I have been able to spend teaching my children, taking them to classes, to museums, to church, to play dates, to theater performances and other activities has been the best in my life. I wouldn't trade my time as a stay-at-home mother for anything in the world. We have traveled extensively with our children and feel that seeing different places is an enriching experience for our little ones. My husband owns his own business, so, he is able to be extremely involved with our children as well. Life is so very good!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my whole life. I always felt that it was the way to live my life - that I would be happiest by following the principles taught at church. I have seen this be true in my life. Friends or acquaintances that chose otherwise encountered hardships, sadness and heartbreak that could have been avoided simply by staying true to the teachings of the church. I know that there is no shield to some adversity - we all face it, but even facing adversity is easier when I'm following what I believe is right. I have read the Book of Mormon and felt a quiet assurance that it is true and that following Christ will lead to eternal happiness with my family. Although there have been rough patches, all of my family remains active members of the church and I'm so glad that we can be together, talk of our beliefs and worship together. I am also so grateful that I live in the United States and have the freedom to worship as I please and to discuss my beliefs and feelings with others. There is so much to love about the Gospel that I enjoy sharing it and helping others find what will make them happy.

How I live my faith

My responsibility, currently, in my church is to teach the Young Women in our ward who are between the ages of 12 and 18. This is a relatively new calling and was quite overwhelming at first. Before that, I was teaching the little children - they aren't quite as scary :) Even in the short time I have been involved with the young women, I have seen these girls serve others, set and accomplish goals to improve their lives, study the scriptures and the gospel in order to learn for themselves what is true and be examples for their peers and their families. The Young Women program in the church is designed to have these girls set out to have experiences in different areas of their lives. The areas include such things as faith, virtue, integrity, knowledge, etc.) What a beautifully designed program this is. The girls will learn by following step by step instructions, yet they are learning to independently discover what they believe. I completed this program when I was a Young Women, but it is even better today. I'm excited, blessed, and privileged to work with the Young Women. My other responsibility, obviously, is to help teach my young children about our faith. We read our scriptures every night (even if it is only a few verses). We go to church and talk about lessons, examples, stories and songs in order to help our children learn about their Heavenly Father and Jesus. Even though they are young, they have strong feelings and they know when something seems "right". We also have Family Night each Monday when we can have a lesson or activity, when we sing and pray and, of course, have treats. My children ask to sing the same songs each week and they love to participate in the lesson. They are learning and finding out what they believe as we teach them and share our knowledge with them. The church impacts every part of my life to make it better, to make it more meaningful and to help me be the best I can at all the different roles I am required to assume. It's great!