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Hi I'm Elise Swart

I love to find the good in everything I do. I believe in doing my best and I live what I believe. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a gym going, soccer coaching, optimistic, beach loving mother of 7. I'm a work hard, play hard personality. I have lived in every state on the west coast, including Hawaii! Sun and Fun are my best friends. I like real people and real stories, but no drama. I give freely and believe firmly that sacrifice brings the greatest rewards.

Why I am a Mormon

There is one God. This God loves me. My heart's desire is to show him that I love him back. So you ask, "Why I am a Mormon?" Simple. With all my heart, I believe that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, aka: "The Mormon Church" is Jesus Christ's Church. Literally! And I want to be a part of that. I want to be where Jesus is. I want to live the way that Jesus lived. I want to serve him, and I believe that I do that best by giving to others the way the Christ would have if he were still here.

How I live my faith

I live what I believe by putting God first in my life. It wasn't always that way. It was hard for me to learn that I can't change others. I have to constantly remember that my love alone is not enough to heal .......... I lost my first kiss to a drunk driver. I lost my first love to drug addiction. I married at 21, bore my first child at 22, and got divorced at 23. By age 24, I was remarried, pregnant, a step- mom and scared. To top it off, a couple months after my 2nd marriage, I bore a son, Joshua, with DiGeorge Syndrome. He almost died in my arms. Prayer is the only thing that kept him alive. It was at that moment that I realized that I needed to take my relationship with God more seriously. God was definitely watching over me, but what was I doing for him? How much was I willing to give? How hard was I willing to work? Was I willing to trust God to run my life? I needed a formula that could keep a blended family together, and I was only beginning to see how hard that was going to be. I live my faith, by working hard to keep my family together.