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Just a few years ago, I was a typical mom with three beautiful children. Then came two devastating stillbirths that left me hurting in ways I cannot describe. These two precious babies had a purpose-- leading us overseas to China on the journey of a lifetime. From China, we have adopted five incredible children that have changed our lives in amazing ways. We have two daughters who are blind (one of whom also has autism,) a son with KT syndrome, a daughter with heart disease and pulmonary hypertension, and a two-year-old who was born without arms. Sandwiched in between these are our biological kiddos-- needless to say, we lead a very crazy, very blessed life!
I was born into an active LDS family and received a testimony of Jesus Christ at a very young age. I am so grateful for the knowledge I have been blessed with, as it has guided every decision throughout my life. As a college student, I was privileged to spend a semester studying in the Holy Land. My in-depth study of the Bible as I walked the shores of Galilee, knelt at Gethsemane, climbed Mount Sinai, and walked the streets of Jerusalem solidified my faith in my Savior, Jesus Christ. I adore Him! My love for Him is beyond any words I can find. I have had sacred experiences that have strengthened my testimony of Him and of His gospel and desire with all my heart to share it with the world. Now that I have been blessed with some pretty special children, I feel even more grateful for His atoning sacrifice in our behalf. Because of Him, my children will all be made whole again-- this I know beyond any doubt, and this eternal perspective is what guides me in my day to day life.
I love, love, love the youth of the church! I have spent many years serving the young women, ages 12-18, and they have a very special place in my heart. I have also served as a teacher for the sisters of the church, a teacher in the primary, visiting teacher, and as organist. Currently, however, I feel my most important calling is within my own home! My kiddos keep me very busy, and we spend lots of time in doctors offices and hospitals. I have been the recipient of amazing acts of service from other church members in my ward. This year, I have received meals each week, and I even have a "towel fairy" that washes and folds my towels! I am so grateful for the love shown to our family, and it has increased my desire to serve my Savior.