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Hi I'm Heidi

I grew up riding a bicycle in rainy Pacific Northwest. Now I ski in the sunny Rocky mountains. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of four children and although I'm a physical therapist, mostly what I do now is tending to scraped knees and elbows. I have a child with type 1 diabetes and do my best to help her realize that while diabetes is a challenge for her, but does not limit her options or her potential. My husband and I home school our children and we enjoy exercising outside in any weather, whether it is walking, biking, or cross-country skiing. We grow much of our own food in a large organic garden. I enjoy genealogy, learning German and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the restored gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happy! It helps me to feel closer to God and gives me purpose and direction for my life. I am also a Mormon because long ago my great-grandfather Johann in Germany heard and believed the message of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He and his wife, my great-grandmother, joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and emigrated to the United States and then, went on to Canada. And so because of his testimony and commitment to Jesus Christ, I also am a Mormon. My own testimony began growing as a small child by watching my faithful parents and grandparents in church service. And now, the gospel of Jesus Christ brings much joy to my life and brings me closer to my Savior. I am now teaching my own children how their faith in Christ can help them to make good choices and bring them much happiness as well.

How I live my faith

I teach young children in our church about Jesus Christ and His love for them. Through stories about Jesus in the scriptures, I encourage the children to try to be like Him: to be kind, to be loving and to serve others. As a family, we try to serve others in our community and around the world, most often, in an anonymous way. We have a family tradition of reading the scriptures together before bed and I encourage my children to start and end their days by praying to their Heavenly Father- thanking Him for their blessings and asking for His guidance when needed.