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Hi I'm Lucy

Worked in a warehouse. Trained as a gardener. Sold plants in a shop. Now I'm a full time Mum. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy Wife and Mother with a wonderful husband and four energetic boys. We love spending time together as a family, particularly being outdoors whether it's just in the garden (our never ending project) or going for a walk along the beach or in in the woods. When a busy day ends and my boys are sleeping, I'm fortunate to be able to spend time on some of my own personal activities, one being my small gift making business that I run from home. I also enjoy researching my families history (a major obsession!) and doing a whole range of other art and crafty things.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was five years old and so I guess you could say I was pretty much raised in a Mormon home. I was taught from that young age the doctrines of the Church and encouraged to find out for myself if they were true. This is exactly what I did, in my teenage years I chose to live the gospel and find out if the blessings promised in the scriptures would really come. As I put my faith in Jesus Christ and lived as he would have me live, I was blessed. I could not deny that I have a Father in Heaven, that I am his daughter, that he loves me, that he wants what is best for me. I learned that Jesus Christ is my Saviour, that he suffered in the Garden of Gethsemane that I might have the opportunity to return to my Heavenly home, but that it is up to me to accept that great gift and use the Saviours atonement daily in my life. I know that families are eternal when bound together by those with the proper priesthood authority. Such knowledge brings great comfort when those we love depart this mortal existence, to know this is not the end, just a separation for a season, brings a peace to my soul. Accepting the gospel, and being a member of the Church hasn't meant that I have not had heartache and trials, the whole purpose of our time here on Earth is to learn and grow and we can't do that without trial. But having a knowledge of who I am, of my Eternal potential, knowing that my prayers are heard and answered by one who knows all and can empathise in all situations helps me to overcome them, to learn and grow from them and bear them with smile on my face. Life is wonderful, and I know eternity will be even better.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday in all I do. At church I help to take care of our youth. This involves teaching them a lesson during our Sunday meetings and helping them with an activity on a Tuesday night, this can be anything from making a patchwork blanket, to playing rounders, from delivering cookies to elderly members or having a beach BBQ. It is certainly a diverse and varied program, I love being part of and hope I can make a difference in the lives of those I'm around. When our youth live in a world where they receive so many mixed messages about who they should be and how they should act, I feel privileged to help them learn that they are children of a loving Heavenly Father, and find out what their potential is in this life and the life to come. The teenage years are a time of discovery for our youth, I would like to think that in a small way, I can help them find there way, following the path through life that a loving Father in Heaven would like them to walk, finding the joy and happiness that ultimately results from following that path. At home I have an even greater responsibility in teaching my own children the principles of the church. I hope that they too will grow up and find the joy in the gospel that I have found. My husband and I work hard to help our children understand who they are, and why we do the things we do. As they grow older I hope our teachings and particularly our examples of gospel living will help them each come to their own knowledge of the truthfulness of the gospel.