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Hi I'm Heidi

I'm a linguist, pianist, teacher, a newlywed, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an insurance agent. I've been a Spanish Medical Interpreter. I've been a social worker and a preschool teacher. I've been a collections agent and a laboratory technician. I play the piano for church. I work a lot. I'm a newlywed. I love my husband with all my heart. He's my superman.

Why I am a Mormon

On my dad's side of the family, many of our ancestors came across the plains. So, on that side, I come from what my grandmother would refer to as "good pioneer stock." But despite extensive research, my mother is the first she has found in her family tree to join the church. Born Lutheran, she made a friend in middle school, who would become her best friend throughout her life. Mom's friend frequently invited her to their home, and one night they had missionaries over for dinner as well. Mom found that the missionaries were willing and/or able to answer questions that others had not. When Mom was 16, she decided to be baptised. She begged my grandmother's permission for weeks, which eventually was very grudgingly given. My parents met at BYU, married in the Provo Temple, and Heidi made three. Eventually there would be 3 of us children. I'm a Mormon because I've seen the difference the church or lack of it makes in my own family. I'm a Mormon because I was born a Mormon. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed on several occasions about different aspects of the gospel, as well as the gospel as a whole, and each time the Holy Ghost has confirmed the truthfulness to me. I'm a Mormon because I receive blessings from faithfully serving in the church. I'm a Mormon because even when things don't go my way, the church is still true. I'm a Mormon because I love the Savior and I feel His love.

How I live my faith

I'm the ward choir pianist. So we meet once a week and practice. I really enjoy that. I've worked in the primary (small children) before and that is a blast! I'm new to my ward, but I just got a new visiting teaching assignment, and I'm stoked about that.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Heidi
What are Mormon women like? That's a pretty broad question. That's like asking what are flowers like? Sure, there are some defining characteristics, but there is also a lot of variety. We are tall, short, skinny, fat, old, young, blonde, brown, red, black, hazel, blue, green, and gray. Some of us are married. Some of us are not. While some of us wish for children, many of us already do have children, and I bet even a few would admit that have more than they know what to do with! The Mormon women I know are highly talented. They cook and sing and play and write and lead and follow and organize. But not everyone all at once. Some have one talent, and another has another, and we work together on that. Some Mormon women have the gift of gab. Others are gifted with a listening ear. If you come to one of our activities, you might be inclined to think we're a all little on the talkative side, though! Mormons do believe in equality of men and women. We are all children of a loving Heavenly Father, who, because He created us and knows us best, has organized the church such that each gender can have the opportunity to grow and flourish developing their gifts and talents given to them. Women have a lot of responsibility in the church, primarily in the administering the childrens' programs and also the women's organization, the Relief Society. So what are Mormon women like? Generally, pretty happy. And often, pretty busy. Show more Show less