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Hi I'm Heather McAllister Park

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I have three active children. I'm a wife to an Army Captain. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to two boys and a little princess and wife to an Army captain. My family is my life. Being a stay-at-home mom isn't exactly what I thought, but I've learned to love it like nothing else. I loved my childhood: dancing, soccer, cheerleading, running, camping with my best friend, playing cops and robbers, you know... all the things kids should do! I use to make up dances in my bedroom all the time, as well as rearrange my furniture as I tend to be a little OCD on the organizational side of life. I look up to my five older siblings and I'm grateful for wonderful parents. I love having a home of my own where the gospel is center and we feel safe. Moving every 3 or so years isn't so bad because that's just more opportunities for me to throw things away (which I love to do!) and re-organize our lives. I love being in the kitchen. I love making homemade anything. The first time I made homemade spaghetti sauce was a happy day! I don't think my husband understands how that could bring me such complete and utter joy, but that's okay. He doesn't need to. :) Being healthy and productive is important to me. It's hard for me to sit down (usually because then I'll have no energy to get up!) unless that involves lying next to my 9-month-old staring at the ceiling. I'm embarking on the world of weight training (thanks to my husband) which I've never done but getting out of the house with three little ones is kind of impossible so here goes nothing! Well, hopefully something.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember in middle school when I was going through a hard time (as most kids in middle school do since middle school is awful!) and I felt like I was alone and had no friends who really understood me. I remember going up to my room, closing my door, getting on my knees and saying a prayer asking that if Heavenly Father was really there and really knew me then if He would please let me know somehow. In that very moment it honestly felt as if two arms were embracing me in the warmest, most gentle and understanding hug. I didn't want it to end and in that moment I knew He was there and that I was a very special daughter to Him. That was one of the earliest memories I have of my testimony really being solidified with personal experience. Having the standards in the "For the Strength of Youth" pamphlet guide me through my high school years was irreplaceable! There are temptations of every kind bombarding us but I have found that if I listen to what the prophets and apostles and scriptures have to say, I can be stronger than any temptation that may try to sneak it's way in. I can remember what I really want out of life... being worthy to return and live with my Father in Heaven and my eternal family. I am a Mormon because I know the teachings found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true and eternal and from a living, loving Heavenly Father and Savior. As I have lived the commandments: paying a full-tithe, obeying the Word of Wisdom, keeping the Sabbath day Holy, etc. I have experienced countless blessings. They haven't been crazy-out-of-this-world blessings, but to me, they have been everything. A safe home, a good husband, a healthy-active body, the whisperings of the Holy Ghost guiding me and teaching me as a wife, mother, daughter, sister and friend. We live financially within our means and have been blessed for that. As well as feeling prepared for any emergency that may arise. What more could I possibly want for?

How I live my faith

I have always loved being a member of the church. As many people have said before, and I reiterate... everything good that has ever happened to me is because of my membership in the church. I loved going to early morning seminary all through high school. And I didn't mind being the only LDS kid in my grade. I love having the standards as a guideline and now being able to teach them to my children. Sunday is my favorite day of the week. Not just because it's a day to rest, but because it's a day to re-prioritize my life and refocus on what is really important. Attending Relief Society every week is such a blessing. There's nothing quite like getting together with other women who are either going through the same thing as you or who have gone through what you are going through and learning from them and becoming closer to them. I am grateful to be a member of the Relief Society presidency in my ward. However, I do miss working with those special little ones in Primary. They sure have a lot to teach us adults. This might sound a little cliche, but I. love. visiting. teaching. I love going into another sister's home and finding out more about her. We really have a lot in common, all of us sisters in the world. It's a wonderfully missed opportunity to not take advantage of this program! My husband and I are doing our best to have Family Home Evening every Monday night. It helps that in almost every prayer our 3 1/2 year-old son includes, "please bless our Family Home Evening lesson" even if it's Wednesday or Thursday or Saturday! But the Spirit that comes into our home as we follow the counsel of having FHE and daily scripture reading as a family truly is not worth losing.