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Hi I'm Chloe

I'm a wife, mother to a stillborn son and identical twins on the way, and tech business super-woman. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in the tech industry by day and the mommy blogosphere by night. I love to share my story of finding hope during twin pregnancy after loss and my testimony that I can be with my son again because families can be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up with a mother who was a dedicated Mormon and a father who was openly Atheist. In the beginning, I enjoyed church most because of the good friends I had there. But as I grew older I began to understand more of the principles of the church, and it is through these principles that I make the most sense of life. When I begin to struggle with the church I think back to a time in my youth when I prayed to know whether the Book of Mormon was true and felt a wave of love come over me. I know I could never deny the feelings I had that night, and remembering that keeps me dedicated. After the loss of my son, the testimony I had built in my childhood became a support and a comfort. Through scripture study and prayer I have found peace and clarity in the teachings of what happens after we die and how we can be with our loved ones again.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by spreading my story of hope and faith in my Heavenly Father's plan even when things get their hardest. In memory of my son, I offer service in my community's hospital and in an online community for women pregnant after loss. I strive to mourn with those who mourn and share love for those suffering. I am also dedicated to my husband and my three boys on each side of mortal life. I believe my service to them is some of the greatest work I will do in this life.

What do Mormons believe is the purpose of life?

Chloe
Our Heavenly Father created a plan so that we can become like Him. He sent us to earth to learn for ourselves what is right and wrong and to practice being more like Him. Because none of us is perfect, our Father sacrificed his son, Jesus Christ, in our place. It is because of this sacrifice that we can someday be made perfect after we've done all we can. Another purpose of this life is to form families. Through the power of God, we can be sealed to these families so we can be with them forever. When we die we will be judged and based on our righteousness we will have the opportunity to become gods and goddesses with our families, just like our Heavenly Father is. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Chloe
After death, spirits live on in a spirit world nearby our own. Spirits will have the opportunity to either teach or learn the gospel of Jesus Christ depending on their experiences and choices while they were alive. Sometime before judgement, all spirits will be reunited to their perfected bodies in the resurrection. Depending on each person's righteousness, everyone will receive a certain degree of glory in heaven. Little children who die before they have a chance to learn the difference between right and wrong are always blessed with the highest degree of glory. Families can hope to be forever reunited with their loved ones who have died as they seek to attain the highest degree of glory for themselves. Show more Show less