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Hi I'm Charlotte

I grew up on a cattle ranch in Idaho. I am the mother of four. I love to read and eat good chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom with a 10-yr-old son and three daughters, ages 8, 6, and 3 months. One of my girls has Asperger's Syndrome, which has opened my eyes to a whole new world. Just like any world, it's not all bad, and it's not all sunshine and butterflies. I enjoy reading (though I don't have much time for it these days!), sewing (sometimes), talking to my sister on the phone (we live far apart), and eating good food, particularly if someone else made it.

Why I am a Mormon

I am the descendent of Mormon pioneers, so the Church has always been part of my life. This has been and is a blessing in too many ways to count, but just a few include how it has shielded me from drug and alcohol addiction, STDs, and the fear of not knowing where to turn when I need help. I continue to be a member of the Church because I know it is Christ's church. I love Him because He has cleansed me from sin and given me help when I needed it. I love freedom and I love peace, and He has given me both of those. I try to show my love for Him by keeping his commandments, but then he blesses me more, so I am continually in his debt--it's probably the only debt in the world that feels good. And I'm not trying to say that being a Mormon makes life candy canes and tulips all the time--it doesn't. Life is hard for everyone no matter what you believe or who you are. However, living the gospel brings peace and guidance. It makes life sweet, despite the fact that we all have to taste the bitter sometimes.

How I live my faith

I am one of the Young Women leaders at church, which means I am in charge of the girls in the congregation ages 12-18. Planning and organizing aren't my favorite things in the world, but they lead to some really great activities with the girls: costume parties, capture the flag, target shooting, indoor rock climbing, and more. Throughout all that I am trying to bring these girls closer to Christ, which is my most important duty. I am also a visiting teacher. The best part of visiting teacher is how it facilitates making friends, something which isn't particularly easy for me. We all want friends, and visiting teaching builds friendships.