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Hi I'm Heather

I am Bi-Polar II. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, and a friend . Most importantly, I am a Mormon!

About Me

I am the youngest of three children. If I were to describe my life growing up, anyone reading would think it was pretty average. Family life had ups and downs, but we love each other and we get along well. As a small child I was very shy. I was better as a teen, but I didn't really break out of my shell until after High School. Some of my favorite things to do as a teen were singing, dancing, and hanging out with friends. After High School I attended a Junior College and then one year at The American Academy of Dramatic Arts (L.A. campus)My favorite thing to do is make people laugh and to laugh myself! Laughter is the best medicine. I was married to a wonderful man at the age of 25 and we have two great boys. After our first child was born, I suffered a significant post-partum depression. I seemed to be myself again after about two and a half years and then we had our second boy. Again the post-partum depression returned. It took me about six years to finally seek psychiatric help. And I am so glad I did. My doctor and I worked really hard and found a combination of medications that helped a lot. I stopped yelling and having panic attacks (well, ok I still get angry and panic but nothing like before!) I still see my doctor regularly. It is important! Life is so much better now. And sure the mental illness is not easy on any of us, but we love each other and we try our best to support each other. We are a team!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. So i was raised a Mormon. But there comes a time in everyone's life when they CHOOSE to be a Mormon. For me It happened toward the end of that first year of acting school. I was drawn away from some of my core beliefs for a time and there was a point in one of my finals when I had to make a choice. Was I going to do something contrary to my beliefs for a class. It was a line in a script that used the title of God in a profane way. I guess to many that wouldn't have been a big deal, but it was at the heart of my testimony. Do I believe in God the Father? And If so, how can I use His name in this lowly way wether they were my words or the authors? The Director let me adjust the line to something that conveyed the same message, without misusing my Heavenly Father. I was not invited back for a second year at AADA and that was ok with me. I think that others may be able to live an actors life and be a good member of the church. But I knew that i could not. By the end of that year, I knew that I wanted to live the life of an active, dedicated member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I Chose to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Jesus Christ has helped me so much. I don't think I can really put it into words. I am overwhelmed by His endless love. Hope is such a blessing. The Atonement gives me hope that my mistakes will be corrected; that my imperfections will be healed; and that the hurt others have caused me will be made whole again. Because of the Atonement, I can forgive others and I can be forgiven. Because of all that Jesus Christ has offered to me, I do the best I can to follow His commandments. I do this by giving my time and attending church regularly. I partake of the sacrament to renew my baptismal covenants. But I think the most important thing I can do is live the teachings of the scriptures. The Savior has given us the scriptures, The Old Testament, The New Testament and the Book of Mormon to help us learn His teachings. If I apply the lessons I learn there, then I can show the Savior that I care about what He has done for me and that I respect His words and commandments. By living His teachings I can show Him that I love Him in return.