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Hi I'm Heidi

I was raised in the church, but I still had to develop a testimony of my own. I'm a Mormon because I want to be.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 13 years. He works for a large brown package delivery service. I'm your standard stay at home Mom and I love it. I have three young children. I love to start sewing projects but have a hard time finishing them. I love the evenings after my husband and kids go to bed and I turn on Netflix and watch all of the old shows I used to watch as a kid. Someday I want to go back to school and get a degree, but I still can't decide what I want to be when I grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

At the beginning of this profile I told you I have three kids. But I have three LIVING kids. I really have four. My oldest, Sydney, passed away before my next one was born. She was almost 3 1/2 years old. She had a rare genetic disorder, so it wasn't a total surprise. We knew she would probably die young. But that didn't make it easy. Yeah, maybe easier than it would have been if she HADN'T been sick, but it was still rough. My whole life revolved around her: doctor appointments, physical and other therapies, special ed preschool, etc. was all we seemed to do sometimes. I constantly had this darling little blond-haired shadow everywhere I went. After she died, people asked me "How can you still believe after something so horrible happened." I told them that I HAVE to believe. I've been taught my whole life that we can be an eternal family someday if we remain faithful. Why would I want to not believe that? Why would I want to change my belief, why would I want to suddenly believe that there's nothing left of her; that I'll never see her again? I am Mormon because I want to be. I want to believe. I want to know that I will be an eternal family; not only with my husband and Sydney, but with my 3 living children and any others that may come into our family.

How I live my faith

I work with the 12 and 13 year old girls in our congregation. I currently have about 9 of them in my class. I love preparing their weekly Sunday lessons and organizing weekday activities to help them develop stronger relationships with each other, their families, and with Heavenly Father. I love reading scripture stories to my kids and finding ways to apply them to our lives. There's no better feeling of joy when I see my kids apply scripture lessons to their daily lives.