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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a city girl turned country girl. I love big dogs. I am a wife and the mother of two amazing girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and mother. I practiced law for years, and now I'm a stay-at-home mom. There is no greater (or harder) work than raising my girls. We have two huge drooly dogs that I adore. Our family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints about 3 years ago. It has given us a relationship with Christ that I never knew was possible. It took us from just believing in Christ to really knowing that he understands exactly who we are and loves us. My relationship with Christ is personal now. He is family.

Why I am a Mormon

I had known several Mormons, and saw that they had a sense of calm and happiness that I didn't see in most people, but my husband and I weren't religious people. I had family that had prayed for me when I was sick, and I kind of believed that it had helped, but I wasn't sure and I didn't think church was for me. We enrolled our oldest daughter in a Christian preschool because she had a friend there, and she began to feel the love of Christ. I thought that it must be good and felt like I had a duty to help her learn about Jesus, so I started to pray with her at night. Over time, my husband and I decided that we should find a church to join. We looked at various churches, but they didn't fit our family. We are all about our kids and wanted a church that focussed on children and families. We wanted the sermons to be appropriate for our kids to hear, and to be uplifting for us too. We were reluctant to consider the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because we thought it might be too "different" and my husband drank a lot of coffee. :) After looking at other local churches, we decided to pray to know which church to join. A few days later, we decided to check out the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I entered our address in Mormon.org under "Find a Meetinghouse" and found our church building and the start time. We went the next Sunday and knew almost instantly that we were home. We had found where we should be. There weren't any sermons - the members of the congregations talked from the pulpit about gospel topics they had researched. What they said made sense to us. I didn't understand it all, but what I understood, I generally agreed with. People seemed to be treating each other kindly and they were very friendly. Families seemed happy. The more we learned about the church, the more we found that it fit us. One of my favorite principles is that families are forever - they continue in Heaven. I love the church!

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints operates the same way it did in the Savior's time - he asks us to do things and we do them because we love him. None of the people that are in the church are paid. The bishop, the teachers, the custodians, the organist are all unpaid. I have served as a teacher for children and the younger women of our congregation, and I love knowing that I'm doing what the Savior wants done. He has given me so much, it is a privilege and a pleasure to do things that I know please him.