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Hi I'm Wendy

I was born in Utah, and grew up in Michigan, New York state, and Maryland. I am classically trained pianist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married and have three beautiful children. Two of my children have disabilities which require full-time care. I've learned a lot from my kids. I've learned to not judge other's parenting, because you never know what someone else is dealing with. I've learned to do hard things, and I've learned to find joy in small things. I love music, and especially love to play the piano. I majored in piano performance as a college student, and have continued studying piano my entire adult life. I find joy in playing the great composers, listening to great artists, and I find joy in teaching piano to my students. I love to see my student's grow and to be able to play expressively. I've gone back to finish my college degree and am just a few classes within my goal right now. I thoroughly enjoy a great Jane Austen novel, and have read every single novel that she has written.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the faith, and raised a Mormon. My parents taught me to read the scriptures from the time I was a tiny child, and I was taught to pray as well. My upbringing had a significant and profound effect on my life. But in the end, I think we all come to a place where we want and need to know for ourselves if what we've been taught is the truth, and if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the restored church of Christ on the earth today. I've had many spiritual witnesses through the Holy Ghost, that this church is true--too many to count. I remember the sweet peace that filled my soul when I sang songs about Jesus as a young child in church meetings. When I was eight years old, I was baptized and my parents gave me my very own leather-bound copy of the Book of Mormon. I started to read and was too young to understand everything I was readying, but I still remember the peace and warmth that I felt as I read. Since that day, many years have passed and I've read the Book of Mormon countless times, and still today marvel at it's message of witness of Jesus Christ and it still testifies to me of Him.

How I live my faith

My faith is central to my life. It's the why I do the things I do. It helps me to understand why marriage and family are so important and it helps my husband and I to be better spouses and better parents. I have spent many years involved with the youth in the church, both in leadership and in teaching positions. I love working with teenagers. I love their energy, their inquisitiveness, and their humor. I love being involved in their lives at such a pivotal time for them. I have taught early-morning seminary for a number of years, which means that my students show up at my house at 6 a.m. to learn about the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ and how to apply them in our lives. It's an exhausting and an exhilarating job; one of the most worthwhile things I've done in my life. I spend time in the scriptures every day, and love learning the word of God. Most of all, I love learning how to change and become who He wants me to be. I am a visiting teacher, which means that I look out for and watch over several other women in my congregation. I visit with these women often, and we have helped each other through difficult times over the years. They have been a blessing in my life, and I hope I've been a blessing in theirs.