Where does one begin with an introduction…..? There are many details and history to my story, most of which I am sure will bore, so I will spare you as I am sure many of those specifics will unfold in time as I reveal elements of my testimony to you. It is precisely that history and those experiences that are intricately woven into the very being that sits and writes this rainy night from Austin Texas. I suppose if we were to meet in person and had the opportunity to share with you a few things about me… what would I want you to remember me by?  Sure, I could monopolize space on this page with all kinds of words as it pertains to my hobbies (which are many) or my talents (which are few) or all the things I am involved with, or past and present church callings and on and on…but none of that is really important to me. What I would want you to know about me is that I am happy, overwhelmingly so. I am a daughter of God; I know it, I feel it and am gaining an essential understanding of His love for me. That makes me happy and THAT is important to me!

As a snap shot into some other things, I am a demonstrative and loving mother of 5 gorgeous and delicious children whom I often want to eat :). I am a high sensory person;  smell, touch, taste, sounds are all very much intoxicating for me and my babies (children) are no exception. I am very much in love with my husband, we have an easy, passionate, and beautiful relationship and adore one another. I am a relatively transparent person that is deeply feeling and expresses enthusiastically the things that are most important to me.

We have our share of challenges and trials but have been so very blessed and count those blessing daily. I am by nature a very grateful person and  am often saturated with gratitude to my Heavenly Father for providing such a beautiful plan of happiness. I am especially grateful for the tremendous example of others and continue to be inspired at their fortitude and strength as they pass through their refiner’s fires, it gives me strength to carry on.  I have an overwhelming desire to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and the things only my spirit can communicate.  I pretty much could do without anything except the gospel of Jesus Christ. It is satisfying in the utmost interpretation and is at the crux of my existence.

Though I do not have all the answers in life, I am plugging along just like the rest of you, I do have one answer that means the most,  it is my faith in the gospel of Jesus Christ to which I owe my happiness. THAT is what I would want you to know about me, I am a Mormon Woman, I am happy and there is no greater happiness I could hope for.  The love I have for my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ consumes me and perpetuates a happiness that could not be produced any other way.

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