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I am a 30 something mother of 3 children, who works to recruit new moms as a labor and delivery nurse a few hours a week. Remembering the miracle of birth helps me to love my own children more, and reminds me that so there are so many ways to help the children of God and that so many of them need a LOT of help. I dabble in photography, weight loss, being a spy disguised as a volunteer at my kids school, and napping. I have a blog (www.hillyut.blogspot.com) where I document little miracles in our lives and other things I find interesting. I'm so glad you found my profile here on Mormon.org. I love this gospel but I also love my life and my friends and the good things of this earth. I hope you do too.
I initially was a Mormon because my parents were Mormon. But after moving to California in the bay area I slowly realized that I needed to figure this out on my own. Really, why AM I a Mormon, why do I haul 3 kids to church for 3 hours, serve willingly, love these complete strangers? And then I realized. Every. single. good thing that has come from my life has come because of my faith. My husband, my job, my family... it's all becuase of this church, my God and my faith. And if something like that can bring a life this good, then I'm in. ;)
I have two uncles who both died at young ages, leaving behind wives and younger children. As you sit at those funerals, watching those children and wondering what life has in store for them, you slowly realize that hope is your only option. You could have as much food storage as your garage or pantry could hold but it won't bring their dad back. Recently we had another member of our family die suddenly and I was left to wonder what really would happen. WOULD I see her again, how could God do this to families who so desperately need these people. I've seen the aftermath of death and it changes families, in some ways that I don't always love. But I recieved the answer that hope is the word. Hope is the thing that will bring us through this. Hope of seeing them again and that things will get better. I most hope to see those people. But no time soon....
I live my faith by doing what's asked. I teach the women of the church once a month. I work hard to prepare lessons that will help them to be better women, wives, mothers, friends, and sisters of God. I also want them to be enjoyable because these women work hard each week, and they deserve some time to sit back and feel the joy. I also live my faith by listening to whisperings to help those around me. Someone might need a phone call or a casserole. I want to be that person, I want to help. Sometimes I feel so lucky when I can.