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Hi I'm Lauren Hathaway

I'm a city dweller. I love to get outside and play! I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a foodie, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I am a woman who knows who she is and why she's here. I am the daughter of a loving mom and dad who I will forever be grateful to for raising me in the church. I am a graduate with a degree in Recreation Therapy. I am the wife of an Art Director and the mom of a cute blonde girl who loves the water and handsome baby boy with big cheeks! I love to play and make people laugh. I love to serve and make new friends. I'm adventurous and outgoing but also a bit reserved at times. I love to watch movies and read books. I love caramel sundaes and Reese's Pieces. I like to experiment with my sewing machine, but have never used a pattern. I have lived in and near a few great cities in the U.S. and hope to venture to more of them in the future. I love sunny days and also the occasional rainy day. I'm happy and so grateful to be alive and blessed in so many ways! I attribute everything to my Heavenly Father. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints makes me who I am. I would not be the same without it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was what most members of the church call "born into the church". My mom joined the church as a young girl, but never regularly attended until she was about 18 years old. My father joined the church around age 21 after being a member of the Catholic church his whole life and then converting. I was blessed to be born into my family of active parents and active siblings. When you are born into the church you are taught the principles of the gospel starting at a very young age. For example, one of the first lessons my daughter was taught in her nursery class (age 18 months - 3 yrs) was a lesson titled "Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ love me". I remember being struck by that as I heard my daughter repeat that simple, yet beautiful line. I have been so blessed to grow up with the knowledge that I am a daughter of God. I am valued. I am loved. I matter. At the age of eight, I was officially baptized into the church, and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost (Spirit), has witnessed to me on many occasions throughout my life that what I've been taught is in fact true. I know that Joseph Smith was the first prophet in this dipsensation and that he was vital in restoring the true church to the earth after the great apostasy had removed it for a time. He was a regular man who was humble enough to seek the Lord's guidance and was in turn blessed to know the truth. I know that every prophet our church has had since Joseph Smith has been ordained of God to receive revelation for our church as a whole. Doesn't it make sense that with the way the world changes with each passing year that we should have some way of receiving modern day instruction from the Lord on the things we should be doing and not doing, and the priorities of this life? I am a member of the church because I know the gospel is true. I have felt it. I am so blessed through my membership. This church is a guiding light in my life. I want so much for other people to know and feel what I know and feel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by remembering who I am and why I'm here. I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father, just as we all are his children. I am here to learn and grow and serve others. I am here to become more like our Savior Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father. In my interactions with others I try to remember that we are all brothers and sisters and should treat each other with kindness and respect. I pray daily in the morning and at night and also before each meal. Prayer is a way for me to openly communicate with my Heavenly Father to express my gratitude and also ask for specific blessings I feel that I need at that time. I read the Book of Mormon, Bible, and words of our Prophets and other church leaders on a regular basis. I am inspired by the modern day revelation our church is blessed to receive. I work in the home, and consider it one of my greatest blessings to teach and nurture my daughter. I find joy in each day amidst the typical ups and downs of life. I consider the family to be a vital element in mine and others' happiness. Strong families are at the core of a successful and happy society, and I want to raise our children in a loving and spiritual environment where they know and feel of their Heavenly Father's love for them as individuals.