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I am wife to my true love and a mother of eleven homeschooled children. I teach a weekly drama class to homeschool students ages twelve to eighteen. I enjoy blogging about motherhood and homemaking. I also like to read classic literature and sing with my family. My other interests include costume design and sewing, reading aloud to my children, and going out on weekly dates with my dear husband.
I am so thankful to have the great example of my parents, grandparents, and generations of ancestors who have come before me. They sacrificed much in their own lives to bless their posterity, and I am fortunate enough to reap the blessings of the Gospel, as a result. But my own personal testimony does not come from the traditions of my forefathers. I was taught the Gospel as a child, but then as a youth, I started re-examining everything that my parents had taught me. And I found out for myself through much prayer and personal study of the scriptures, that the Gospel is true! That Heavenly Father is the father of my soul, and that he loves me and wants me to return to live with him again. The Holy Spirit let me know that I am one of God's precious daughters, and that he has sent me here to earth to prove that I can be faithful to his plan and purpose for my life. All I had to do was ask, and the Lord let me know the truth in my mind and heart. I know that this gift of testimony is available to ALL who earnestly and sincerely seek for the truth.
I believe that hope is a heart's yearning for peace. I have found that though my future is unknown, through hope in the effects of Christ's ultimate sacrifice, I can look ahead with optimism and joy. I know that I can never measure up to God's holiness, but my faith in the Savior's atonement gives me hope that I can be with him in the eternities. I also hope to be with my family forever. Because of Jesus Christ's sacrifice, and because holy temples are on the earth once again, I know we have the potential to be an eternal family.
My beliefs are a huge part of my life, and effect every single decision I make. I love going to church each week to get my spiritual cup filled, and I take time every day to privately pray, meditate, and study the scriptures. My husband and I gather our children around us twice each day for family prayer. We add family scripture study in the evenings; it's a wonderful time to connect as a family and discuss the Gospel. My husband and I try to attend the temple at least once each month for a date night. Nothing brings us closer together as a couple than growing closer to God as individuals! I really enjoy directing our congregation's choir and working with the young girls ages 8 to 11 during a scheduled bi-weekly activity. We get to do things like craft-making, and having mother and daughter dinners. I work at helping these wonderful young ladies to develop their testimonies and talents and try new things.