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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm from Arizona. I think people are amazing! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have lived in Virginia for the past 8 years. My husband and I have 4 busy children and are expecting number 5 in the spring. I love being a mom! It is an exhausting 24/7 job, but the perks of having little chubby arms hugging my neck makes it all worth it. I enjoy baking, hiking, bargain shopping, craft projects, and swapping funny kid drama with other moms. I love old movies and listen to Christmas music year round. I enjoy making new friends, young and old, and find value in learning about their life experiences, talents and pursuits.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home where I saw my parents live their faith everyday. They taught me but never forced me in any way-in fact they let me make my own choices which I think helped me make my own decision about continuing in this faith. When I chose to follow the things I was taught about the Savior I felt really good and I quickly learned that I liked that feeling a lot more than the guilty, selfish feelings I had when I went against those teachings. I had the opportunity to visit several other churches, including Presbyterian, Roman Catholic, and Baptist with relatives and friends. The people at those other churches were always kind and inviting. The things they taught were good. However, when I attend the Mormon church I get a feeling inside me that is different. I feel a sense of contentment and joy that sends shivers through me and I believe this is the Holy Gohst revealing to me the truth. I want to be happy and being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints gives me that happiness and peace. Especially in this day and age when right and wrong seem to be at the mercy of individual opinion, I find it both encouraging and vital to have the words of God, both the scriptures and the messages of living prophets, as a foundation for living each day and for teaching upcoming generations. Because of my Savior Jesus Christ and his gospel, I can live each day with hope. That's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In addition to raising a family, I find a lot of joy in working with people. I think it's important to share the love God has for all his children by being involved in others lives. Before I had children I worked everyday with about 30 Alzheimer's residents as an activities director. I grew to love these sweet friends despite the challenging illness that affected them and tried to make the moment they were in a pleasant one. At church we are asked to visit and help a few ladies at a time on a monthly basis. I have been blessed over the years to get to know a variety of women and to be strengthened by them even though I was supposed to be the one serving them. I have met grandmas that fill their time with humanitarian service projects, younger women that struggle with emotional challenges and others who deal with constant physical pain and yet help me see the optimistic side of life. I have also worked with the children and teenagers at church and have seen how teaching basic values help them grow with confidence in this unstable society. Currently I volunteer at my childrens' elementary school on the PTO board. I get to make sure the teachers feel appreciated and I love it!