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Hi I'm Lisa

I'm a work-at-home mom, proud "D Mama", married to my high school sweetheart, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am the 5th child in a family of 7 children, so I know all about love, noise, an chaos. I've never moved very far away, marrying my high school sweethear when I was 20 and have never even lived in more than one county! I worked full time as a client relations manager for a marketing company for 9 years and then decided to start working part time from home after my second child was born. I love being a work-at-home mom to my 3 children (girl, boy, girl). In 2010 our family was devestated by our 3 1/2 year old son being diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. It broke our hearts to have his life changed so drastically. It's been a huge part of our lives ever since. We've had scary moments of diabetic shock, seizures and other complications. We have become frequent visitors of the ER, but this chronic illness has made our son and the rest of our family so much stronger, we are fighters and we are united in fighting for his health and a long life for him. My oldest daughter is a beautiful, technological whiz, who has the biggest heart I've ever seen. My youngest daughter is the sweetest little ball of energy who truly fills the role as the baby of the family. I have been involved in the political process since I was 18 years old, I feel a great responsibility to be informed and actively participating in my community. I love getting involved in community service projects, the more locally concentrated the better, I think. It is a joy to serve others!

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to be raised by parents who love Jesus Christ and throughout my childhood I was able to learn from them his gospel. During my teenage years, I frequently questioned if I believed their faith myself or just attended church because that's what my family had always done. I never had one moment where I was sure that I had a testimony for myself, rather I had a lot of special moments that all helped me come to the realization that I had always had the truth. I am grateful that I have always been a member of the church. I feel very blessed to have had the opportunity to receive my baptismal and temple covenants and I cherish them. My family means the world to me and I want to do all that is required of me to make myself worthy of an eternal life with them. Some friends and family members have left the church, it's been difficult to witness, and it's been difficult to hear them have such harsh criticisms of my beliefs. I have found though that their criticisms have made me more committed to the gospel of Jesus Christ and have actually helped me strengthen my own testimony. I am grateful for the trials that I have faced in my life so far. I hope to grow to have the faith to ask for more trials from my Heavenly Father. I don't think I'm there yet, but I hope to accept many more trials with as much grattitude, hope and faith as possible. Each trial I have faced has brought me closer to my Heavenly Father, more united with my husband, and feeling so much stronger. I am grateful for the many callings I have held in the church, I have learned so much and felt so much peace and happiness as I serve those around me.

How I live my faith

I currently serve the adult women in the church as the Secretary to the Relief Society president. I really enjoy getting to know the women in our ward as we make visits to each of them. They are all unique with their own strengths and they all face such diverse and difficult challenges and I am humbled to learn from them. One of my favorite callings has been teaching children. I love the beautiful simplicity of the gospel and it is a joy to be around children as they discuss it. I love music, especially primary music that the children learn. I seem to tear up just abut every time I hear the beauty of children's voices singing in reverence about their love their Heavenly Father has for them. When listening to beautiful music of the gospel my heart swells within me as I feel the truthfulness of the words being sung. I feel very blessed to have always had some sort of calling. I know that I learn and grow the most when I am involved and working. One of the most incredible experiences I have had serving in the church was a time that our family was asked to help clean the building. As it turned out, our family was the only family that could make it on that particular day. I was worried how my husband and I, along with 3 children aged 2-8 could possibly clean the whole building. But as we started working together, we all began discussing how precious the church building was to us. We talked to our children about why we are so reverent in the church and things like that. We sang some church songs together as we worked and by the time we were finished we were all exhausted, but also happy and very peaceful. I will never forget that day.