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Hi I'm Wendy

I live in Kentucky, I'm a wife and a mother of 4, I love the arts, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a wonderful, loving family that taught me the importance of working hard and setting and achieving my goals. I have always loved art, music and dance and took piano, violin, ballet and art lessons from a young age until I graduated from high school. I attended BYU where I received my bachelor’s degree in Interior Design and also met my husband. We've been married for almost 11 years now and have 4 beautiful children: a 7 year old daughter, a 4 year old daughter, and 16 month old boy/girl twins. I love to scrapbook, paint, decorate my house, travel, bake yummy desserts, watch movies, read and I am proud to be a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I was taught the gospel of Jesus Christ my entire life and it always just made sense to me. We consistently met once a week as a family and had a spiritual lesson along with an activity we all did together. We also read the scriptures daily as a family, usually very early in the morning before school. Although it was hard to get out of bed, I always felt the spirit in our home, especially when we read the scriptures and knelt in prayer together. Even as a young child I had no doubt that my Heavenly Father knew and loved me. Now that I’m grown and have read and studied the Book of Mormon and the Bible on my own, attended my church meetings, and listened to our prophet and other church leaders, I’ve come to recognize the spirit testifying to me of the truthfulness of the things I’m learning or hearing. I always feel such a boost during those times of study and worship and come away feeling happy and optimistic in my life, no matter how hard it is or has been. Even amidst my toughest trials, when I was left wondering, “Why does this have to be so hard?!” I knew that my Heavenly Father and my Savior were aware of me and what I was going through. I felt peace, love and reassurance that I would make it through my trials a stronger person and that everything would work out in the Lord’s time, and it has. I’m so grateful to be surrounded by people who are there to support and lift each other during hard times. I’m especially grateful for my Savior who has personally felt my pains and paid the debt of my sins. I’m grateful that I can repent and be made clean again, because I’m so far from perfect. And I’m grateful for my Heavenly Father, and His wonderful plan that allows us to be with our family forever. I am so incredibly grateful that I know this important truth because life would seem so hopeless and bleak without it

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by trying to be like my Savior and by teaching my children to be like Him as well. We pray together daily and strive to have Family Home Evening every week, where we talk about gospel principles. We read and discuss the scriptures and how they apply to us in our own lives. I bear my testimony to my children in every day conversations and teach them to treat others how Jesus would treat them. I try my best to be aware of others and to offer help when they are in need, whether it’s by taking in a meal, helping with their children, or just being a listening ear. I attend my weekly church meetings, although it’s hard with 4 little children, because I know it’s important and because I need the spiritual and emotional boost it brings. I know my children feel the spirit and are uplifted as well because they are so happy and kind to each other afterwards. I have served in various areas of our church and am currently serving as the pianist in the women's organization. I love the hymns and have found strength in them and other church music throughout my life, and have them playing in our home on Sunday. I also have a very personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and pray to him multiple times a day to show thanks for what he’s given me and to ask for guidance in my life.

What is the Relief Society?

Wendy
The Relief Society is an organization for women ages 18 and older and is the oldest and largest women's organization in the world. It was created to provide help to those in need, to strengthen homes and families, as well as to build faith and personal righteousness. I gained a very strong and personal testimony of the importance of the Relief Society this past year, which was extremely trying for our family. I was on and off bed rest for 5 months while I was pregnant with our twins. The Relief Society there organized meals and homes for our children to go to during the day. 6 weeks after our twins arrived prematurely, we packed up and moved across the country away from all our family, and my husband started dental school. My mom and sisters were able to take turns staying with us during the first month, but they all had children and lives of their own to take care of. I cried when my sister left and wondered what on earth I was going to do all by myself. That night, the Relief Society leader here called to see how I was doing and told me she had set up a plan where women would come into our home to help me with my colicky babies, clean my house, and bring in meals. We financially couldn’t have afforded to hire someone to help us, and I know I couldn’t have mentally, emotionally, or physically done it on my own. I know that she was inspired by the Lord to help me when I desperately needed it and am so grateful for this wonderful organization. Show more Show less