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Hi I'm Heather

I grew up in Wyoming but currently live in Utah. I'm a Spanish teacher, but most important, I'm a wife, I'm a mom, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am somewhat of a health nut. You know, health conscious minus the crazy notion that ALL sugar is bad. (I refuse to live without ice cream.) I LOVE to learn. If I won the lottery I would go to school for the rest of my life, and do my best to learn at least 3 more languages. I speak English and Spanish, but prefer Spanish. It is beautiful and I'm certain the language spoken in Heaven. :) I was lucky enough to teach Spanish at a Montessori school. Montessori has fostered a love of learning in my little girl that cannot be replaced. I wish all of our children could attend Montessori for all their years of schooling. I love to be around people who challenge me, can make me laugh, and who are serious about their faith. I am very blessed to have amazing family and friends. Some are LDS, most are not. In my spare time...who am I kidding, I have no spare time, I have kids. In my hypothetical spare time I would enjoy reading, cooking healthy things that no one will complain about, playing basketball and working out. I love to work out but I may have forgotten how. :) Most important, I am a wife and mother. It's what I've always wanted to be. I was a single mom for 3 years and am eternally grateful for the opportunity I now have to stay at home with my baby. My family is mixed, his, hers and ours. We have 5 children, three girls, and two boys. I love sharing the Gospel with them and consider it a divine calling.

Why I am a Mormon

Throughout my life I have been what you could call somewhat of a religious misfit. Growing up I attended a church that was Methodist and Presbyterian. In college I was confirmed Catholic, and before I met the missionaries I was attending a non denominational church. I knew what I believed and struggled to find a church that matched up with those beliefs. It wasn’t until I realized that what I believed wasn’t as important as what was true that my genuine search for THE truth began. When the Elder’s knocked on my door I let them in solely to learn what the “crazy Mormon’s” actually believe. I figured if I was going to have a negative opinion of a church and their beliefs I could at least base that opinion on fact. God bless those boys. They had no idea what they were getting themselves into. They spoke with me for almost six months and we covered more ground than I ever imagined possible. I had a mountain of preconceived notions that I had to overcome before I was able to even look at the church in a neutral light. In my favor, I had a pair of missionaries and a Heavenly Father who would not give up on me. In addition, my life was blessed with some remarkably special people who supported me in my pursuit of the truth. My desire to find it was sincere, I just couldn’t seem to get out of my own way. I prayed and cried, asked a million questions, and prayed some more. My answer didn’t come when or in the way I expected, but it was exactly what I needed. At that moment I knew I wanted to be baptized. I have remained confident in my decision ever since. Religiously, I have been on quite a journey. What a blessing to have reached my final destination. I still have a great deal to learn, but I know this church is true. Each year I grow in knowledge and strengthen my testimony of the church I am certain can bring my family and I as close to our Heavenly Father as earthly possible.

How I live my faith

I found it incredibly easy to embrace the Mormon culture. Here are a few things that are important to me. Family Home Evening(FHE) - Setting aside Monday nights to spend together as a family studying the Gospel and having fun. Teaching the Gospel to my children is so very important to me. I didn't have it in my life as a child and am thankful to be able to give that gift to them. Preparedness - Stocking up on food and essentials in case of an emergency. Temple work - Holding a recommend means living your baptismal covenants. In the temple you make covenants of your own and do proxy work for those who have gone on before. The temple is my most favorite place on earth. The spirit felt there is incredible and every time I go I am uplifted and edified.

Are Mormons Christians?

Yes, absolutely! We are The Church of JESUS CHRIST of latter Day Saints. Our religion is based on the teachings of Christ and we accept him as our Lord and Savior. Show more Show less