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Hi I'm Adeline

I'm a stay-at-home Mom, a volunteer with Muscular Dystrophy Canada and a Cub Scouter with my church group. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have 2 young, energetic children. Some of our favorite activities include going swimming, playing outside and supporting Muscular Dystrophy Canada events. My uncle and two brothers had Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy but they have since passed away. My son and nephew currently have the disability so we want to help raise awareness by sharing our story. I enjoy learning about my ancestors and preserving their memories. Their experiences help me to face my own challenges with courage and purpose. It's so exciting when I make new connections with extended family members and form relationships with them (no matter how far away they live). I am so grateful for modern technology that facilitates this.

Why I am a Mormon

Both my parents chose to become members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when they were still living in France. They immigrated to Canada then taught their children the gospel of Jesus Christ. My father baptized me at the age of 8 but it wasn't until I was in my early 20's that I finally understood and fully accepted my membership in the church. Fully embracing the teachings of the gospel of Christ has given my life more peace, happiness, hope and fulfillment. It is my anchor no matter what life may bring.

How I live my faith

I enjoy taking my children to free community programs, such as public library programs or other festivals and events. I have met some wonderful people by attending these programs and feel it is important to support the good that takes place in my community. I have accepted many volunteer opportunities with my church as well, such as supporting the children's programs (Primary President, Cub Leader, Activity Day Leader). As a family, we pray and read from the Book of Mormon together every day.

What do Mormons believe happens to us after we die? What do Mormons believe about life after death?

Adeline
Our spirits began their existence in a heavenly home. We were born into this world and received a physical body so we could gain experiences. Earth is not our permanent home. Death is simply the doorway back to our eternal home. I have received much comfort to know that even though my two brothers have "gone home" before me, I will be reunited with them again. They are no longer limited by a body that was crippled by Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. What a reunion that will be! Show more Show less

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Adeline
My husband and I were sealed together through a sacred ordinance performed in a Mormon temple. Our children are also sealed to us and our special family relationship can last into the eternities. All families will experience challenges but they can also experience great joy as they learn and grow together. I know that the memories we create together now will not be in vain. We will all be reunited again after death. Heaven would not be heaven if my family could not be there with me. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform proxy baptisms in their temples?

Adeline
When I was a teen, I had the privilege of getting baptized for my grandmother in a temple. Even though I had never met her, I have no doubt that she accepted what I did for her. God loves all of his children but some of them do not get the opportunity to learn of Him while they are living. After they die, angels teach them the gospel of Christ. They can choose to accept and follow these teachings by agreeing to a proxy baptism on their behalf. Heaven won't be a joyful place if our family members can't be with us. Show more Show less