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Hi I'm Stacy

I'm a stay at home mama of 4. I love country living, photography, journaling, art, and my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mama, I'm married to my best friend, and we have four beautiful kids. We are a blended family. I love my family so much. They brighten my world every day. I love spending my time with my kids and my husband. l love gardening, photography, learning to play my guitar, singing, my scriptures, bullet journaling, watercoloring (especially line and wash), hand lettering and brush lettering, scrapbooking, documenting life, and outdoors activities. Though I have a bright and bubbly personality by nature, my biggest trial is a battle with chronic depression due to Bipolar Type 2 Disorder. Though my trial is a very difficult one to bare, and I do not let it define me, it has refined me. I blog about my disorder and my journey to finding happiness amidst my adversity, documenting my life as I go through Instagram and Blogger. My hope is to be an advocate and raise awareness for mental health and help break the stigma attached to mental illness.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a non-denominational Christian family and my parents did their best to teach us the basics that they knew, like God exists, He loves us and that we should believe in His Son, who is the Savior of the world, Jesus Christ. I believed but never understood most of the teachings of the Bible. I loved the Bible and I believed that it is holy scripture inspired by God. I felt like something was missing. There were all these questions of the soul and others left unanswered and I didn't know if I would ever find the answers. Then I found The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. The Bible became so clear with it's companion, The Book of Mormon, which testified of Jesus Christ and supported the Bible in such a beautiful way that brought so much clarity to its teachings. I had never felt more at home, more at peace or relieved. My faith has increased and I have found real purpose, direction and instruction for my life in every trial and situation in my life because of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that I can pray and ask God directly for answers, that He still gives us guidance today because of His great love for us. I know that He has a plan for my life and that all my trials are to strengthen me. From learning to endure my trials in faith and trusting the Lord, I have learned priceless lessons to improve my life, gained wisdom, character, and strength that I thought I'd never have. My love and my trust in my Heavenly Father and my Savior have increased greatly.

How I live my faith

Knowing my weaknesses gives me opportunities to learn, strengthen and grow. I am always seeking guidance from the scriptures and through prayer. I know that I need to be the best mother for my kids so I rely on the nourishing words of Christ and His gospel to form me to be all that I need and can be for my family. I know that everything I should be and everything I can be is possible through the Savior and His grace. I've learned that motherhood is all about learning to become something more; More loving, more selfless, more patient, more understanding, more compassionate, more merciful, more willing to just pause and take in the moment and enjoy the company of my little ones... I definitely want to be all of those more perfectly so that I can have the most joy out of my motherhood and my whole life and I know that my Savior can help me to get there. It might take time, practice, and patience, a lot of faith, and trust in the Lord when I come to spots in my life where I can't see or feel that next step in front of me, but I know "I can do all things through Christ, which strengtheneth me." Philippians 4:13.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

We are as diverse as any other people. Our interests vary on an individual basis, and even in our individual cultural backgrounds since we are a world religion with members all across the globe. In general, we do much of the same as many other people do. We strive to be our best, be resourceful, work hard to support for families and to ensure a good education for our children. We value higher education, but we do the best with in our individual means to obtain whatever education is available to us by seeking constant self-improvement in both formal and informal education and value life-long learning. We love to help others and we believe in being kind to everyone and showing love for others. Friendships and family relationships are important to us, especially strengthening our families. Family and time together is very important to us. We believe in family responsibilities, and in being good parents to our children and loving, kind, and devoted spouses in our marriage. We believe family brings happiness and so we focus on family-friendly activities and do all things centered around the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Show more Show less