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Hi I'm Mandi Lovely

I grew up in Arizona. I am a child of God. I am a military wife. I am a young mother. I am a baker. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mother of multiple children with disabilities. I homeschool my children, which has been an amazing experience! I am currently going to school online. I am trying to reteach myself how to play the piano. I love to bake and eat it (as well as give it away) and I like to sew. My children constantly surprise me with the things they say, and I wouldn't trade being a mother for anything! "Of Such is the Kingdom of Heaven"

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the gospel. I was baptized at age 8. It was not until I was 19 and married to a convert that I read the book of Mormon for the first time. I felt the assurance that it was true, but for some reason continued to struggle to gain a testimony. We had our first child, and I thought things would put themselves in the right place. I was wrong. We welcomed a second child, and still I couldn't figure out what was missing, I believed the gospel, so why wasn't I happy and feeling the spirit? Finally when I found out I was expecting our third child I decided to give my life over to The Lord and do all He asked me to do. I slowly climbed out of my hole I was in, and started climbing towards him. Sadly, we lost our daughter at 37 weeks pregnant. I refused to let myself fall back down, even though it would have been easy to give up, and felt Him carry me through that extremely difficult time. I continued in my daily prayer and scripture study. 2 weeks later my husband left for basic training in the military. I only had my Savior to rely on, and that strengthened my testimony even more. I cared for our 2 boys, and we soon found we were expecting again. This baby was born with Downs syndrome much to our surprise. Our oldest has autism and was diagnosed after our baby was born. No matter the struggles I face, I rely on my Savior because I know He will help me through everything that happens in this life. He has shown me many times already that He is right there waiting for me to ask for His help.

How I live my faith

I am involved in the compassionate service calling in our ward. As an assistant. I love to help people and strive to at every opportunity I have. I bake goodies and treats for others 'just because'. I am also a visiting teaching district supervisor. Which means I help to make sure the sisters in the ward are all looked after and cared for and feel loved. These callings overlap each other and fit together very well!