I am a big kid who loves a challenge! I love to have fun and try new things. I love to laugh, read, cook, run, play games, hike and camp, listen to music and watch movies. I have 4 kids ages 8-15 and they make me feel like I can do anything! I always look for the best in others and am a glass half full kind of girl.
It sounds kind of cliche on a site like this to mention how important my faith is, but I am a super geek when it comes to the church stuff. Gospel Doctrine teacher was my favorite calling because I got to spend so much time studying for my lessons. Truly, the Lord has prepared me for every new challenge I experience and I am so grateful when I can see His hand in the details of my life. I feel like His favorite kid. ; )
2 years ago I began running. I had always hated running, or more accurately, I was afraid of running. I was afraid of being vulnerable, open to judgment from passersby, of getting hurt. But I signed up for a half marathon, I took my time training up from one mile to 10 and completed my half marathon without walking. Since then I have noticed how many times in the scriptures it talks about fear and I find myself questioning my decisions with this-Am I making this choice out of fear? or out of love? Since then I have been much more open to new experiences. I did an obstacle run. I ran a full marathon and participated in a sprint triathlon. I even jumped off a cliff last Labor Day, something I never, ever thought I would do. Yes, it was scary and I had a slight injury, but I would do it again just to see the looks on my kids faces. They were so proud and I was proud of myself for putting aside a longstanding fear. Now I'm jumping back into the dating world after 15 years. It's scary, but I love my kids and they need to see me moving on and finding someone who will love their mom and be a good example to them.