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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm an adventurer. I'm a wanderer. I'm a dreamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 5 sisters. Growing up, I loved swimming and musical theater. I've been married for 5 years to the love of my life. Now, I am a mom of three amazing little kids. They are my best friends. I choose to be a stay at home mom. These days, I love the park, the zoo, and playing with play dough. My days are filled with princess tea parties and building block towers. I studied English Literature at Brigham Young University. I love classic literature. And Harry Potter. I love music, art, and really great books. If I had a free day all to myself I would sit at the the park and read under the shade of a big tree. Then, I would take a nap. I love to travel. It's my favorite. In the last 3 years, my little family has seen 20+ countries. It's been amazing. I've learned that I would rather have experiences than things. I'm a bit of a wanderer because I'm always looking for that next adventure. I love big cities because I love people. I love off-the-beaten-path places because I love culture. I love nature because I love nature. My family is my everything. I'm thankful everyday that they are mine.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that God is my father and that Jesus Christ is my Savior. I am a Mormon because I know that Jesus Christ's church has been restored to the earth. I know that the Bible and the Book of Mormon are the divine words of God. I believe that God has called a prophet to guide us in this day in age. I believe that God speaks to us though the Holy Spirit. I am a Mormon because I know that families are meant to be eternal. The knowledge of these things changes the way that I live every second of every day. It means that I recognize that there is a God and that He loves me. It means that I know that he expects certain things from me. It means that I trust that He knows what is best for me. I am a Mormon because I want to live a life that is pure and good in the sight of God. I am a Mormon because I know that living God's commandments makes me happy. I am a Mormon because I want my children to know that they can look to Christ and follow His example, even in the times when my own example falls short. I am a Mormon because I know that if I fulfill my promises to God, he will fulfill His promises to me. Being a Mormon is a commitment to a way of life. It it a commitment to choosing to follow the Savior because you believe in Him. It is a gospel that you embrace as a part of who you are and not just something you believe in. I am a Mormon because it teaches me that if I have faith in something that I am then required to act on that Faith and do something with it. I am a Mormon because it teaches that we all must have a personal relationship with God. It teaches that we can ask our questions directly to Him and that He will actually answer us. It shows me that I am never alone in this great big world. It gives me comfort, direction, peace and hope. I am a Mormon because I know in my soul that it this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I attend church every Sunday. It's important to me. I teach the Young Women in our congregation (ages 12-18). We have lessons on Sundays and activities once a week. We focus on 8 main values: Faith, Divine Nature, Individual Worth, Knowledge, Choice & Accountability, Good Works, Integrity, and Virtue. Sunday lessons are based from the Scriptures and well as the words of modern prophets. Weekly activities very. Sometime we have spiritual lessons from the scriptures. Other days we play sports, do crafts, do service, or learn knew skills. I love working with the youth because they are so full of hope for the future. They are eager to make a difference in the world. And they will. In our house we read from the scriptures together every day before my husband leaves to go to work. Our kids are very little and so we each only read one verse. We have our kids repeat after us because they are still too young to read. Then we pray together as a family. We also pray together before bed time. We pray with our kids before we tuck them in and my husband and I also pray together before we go to sleep. Once a week on Monday nights we have a small family lesson about the gospel. These lessons are short. We usually show a picture (of Jesus healing the sick for example), and then talk about it. Our kids like to help teach the lessons. We sing church songs together often. My children are often comforted when they are sick or tired by the singing of hymns. I try my best to teach my kids that God loves them. I feel that if they know that, they will have the strength and confidence to combat any challenge they might face in the future. We are not perfect at living our religion but we are trying our best.