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Hi I'm Stacy

I am a pharmaceutical patient marketing program manager, but my career is a mother to seven kids and a wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Prior to July of 2011, I was a full-time working, single mom raising three girls, of which two are identical twin toddlers that I've been on my own with since their birth. Raising children alone and trying to make ends meet certainly presented many challenges and left very little time for anything recreational outside of playing at the park or running my older daughter to/from sports or friends' houses. I have been in the pharmaceutical field for twelve years now and presently enjoy my job in helping patients afford their prescriptions and aspire to go back to college again someday to perhaps get a degree as a pharmacist. Maybe I'll sit in my daughter's college classes with her...its never too late! I am now married to a wonderful Mormon man, of whom has four children of his own, and am not only a mom of seven kids, but discovering every day how different boys are to raise than girls! I love my new family more than words can convey and feel so blessed that I get to share their life with them. I can list out many trials that I've overcome from childhood to present, but can counter that with a list of blessings that surpass it tenfold. I take each day at a time somedays and often wish I could go back to bed and start the day all over, but that is a part of life. I can't know the good times if I haven't endured the bad ones.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a small town surrounded by corn fields, I often found myself going to either a non-denominational church, or Baptist, or Lutheran, or Evangelical, or Friends, or Methodist. Wherever my friends went to church, I did too. I started going to church with my great aunt in the third grade and there I learned about God and His love for His children. That very small church in the middle of nowhere set the foundation that I've built upon year after year. I moved to Arizona when I was eighteen to try to discover who exactly I was; I had plenty to learn and still do. When in Arizona I was first introduced to Mormons and the faith. At first, I didn't understand it and was closed minded to there being another faith or additional teachings outside of the Bible. After years of investigating and trying to prove the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints wrong, I couldn't any longer. Somewhere along the way, after nearly seven years, my mind stopped blocking my heart in knowing what was true. You see, I didn't want anything or any religion coming between the relationship I already had with God. I was fearful that if I went to the wrong church that I wouldn't be close to Him any longer. One night, I was overwhelmed with a ball of emotions when thinking about the Church and I knew, without question, that it was God telling me it was true and that it was His Church. I was baptized in February of 2010 and my life has changed so much for the better, but most importantly my faith and relationship with God is at a level that I never dreamed could be possible. The Church and my ward family have been my family. God has put these wonderful people in my life to help me through the rough patches in life and to keep building the faith. I never thought that reading the Book of Mormon or going to the Mormon church would bring an utter, complete, quenched thirst for God and his plan for us, but it has and I am blessed to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My church calling is to teach the 16 & 17 year old Sunday School class. I love it! I look at the youth and reflect back on my life and thought processes at their age and get excited to see these teens grow up and practice their faith. I'm called to teach them lessons from the Old & New Testament and from the Book of Mormon, but they teach me so much more. The youth in my class are amazing teens with good moral character. I am a better mom to my seven kids, because I understand youth more through my calling.