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Hi I'm Connie

I grew up in a small town in Idaho. I am married with three children. I am a Speech teacher and I make chocolates. I am a Mormon

About Me

I am the Mom to three young adults and will soon have an empty nest. I love watching my children grow up and make important life choices but I miss them as they go. I am at the stage of life where I have the opportunity to spend more one on one time with my husband. I am a Speech Language Pathologist and enjoy teaching students who have special challenges and watch them learn and grow. I have a small chocolate business in my home and enjoy creating works of art from chocolate. I love to read. I love to write and am a avid journal writer. I enjoy spending time with my family camping, hiking, exploring. I love the mountains because I feel closer to God there more than anywhere else except the temple. I love the outdoors working in my garden and flower beds. I enjoy photography especially taking pictures of my family. I am learning to quilt and want to learn to paint.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a multi generational Mormon! I grew in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day saints, but I was converted to the gospel when I was 18. The summer after my first year of college I went to work in Yellowstone National Park. Up to this point I had spent my life in areas where the Mormon church was the majority. Suddenly I found myself in the minority and had to decide on my own what I believed. I had very little contact with family and past friends and for the first time I found myself quite alone. I struggled with my faith and if the church was true. We had a group of youth working in our area that were very vocal against the church, which made it even harder for me. We had just one meeting on Sunday's and it was for a few members of the church that worked in our area and anyone who was visiting the park could attend as well. I kept going to my meetings because that was the one of the anchors I have in my life. One Sunday I was sitting in church and the leader came and said "Will you bear your testimony?" I thought "Do I even have a testimony?" As I sat there trying to decide what to a voice in my head said "You know what is right" and I opened my scriptures to Helaman 5:12 which says if you build your life on the rock of Christ you won't fall." My mind was flooded with peace and I knew the church was true because it was build on the rock of Christ. That fledgling testimony has grown into a testimony today which sustains me through the winds of adversity because it is build on my Savior and Redeemer Jesus Christ. I am a member of his church because I know it is his church and I am his disciple. Since that summer in Yellowstone I have learned that because of the Atonement of Christ I am never alone. There have been and will be times when I feel lonely but the Savior has descended below all things like is says in Alma 7 so that he can lift me up and walk the road with me so that I am never alone! How grateful I am for my Savior and that I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live in a small community so our community is an extension of our families. I currently teach lessons on Sunday to our Women's group. I get to teach lessons based on teaching from the prophet and apostles. I also am the Girl's Camp Leader, so I get to take the young girls 12-18 on a camping experience once a year. They get to learn things about outdoor survival as well as getting closer to Heavenly Father through his creations. I am a visiting teacher and love becoming friends and a support to the women in my area. I have the opportunity to support my children's interest through fundraisers for their teams or music events. Through being the driver when needed to get them to these events. I am a on a committee that supports the performing arts in our area through concerts and scholarship events.