Local Women: Laura Peiffer

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It’s All About the Boys

It’s the most wonderful time of the year, at least it is for Laura Peiffer. She loves the fall season and everything that comes with it. Peiffer lit up with excitement when talking about the change in the colors and cool, crisp weather. Halloween and Thanksgiving are also big favorites in the Peiffer household. “What makes the fall truly special to me is that in late October of 2008, we officially adopted three sibling boys,” said Peiffer. “Our family grew from our first adopted son Landon to four amazing boys and I am all about them.” The Peiffer family began their journey as foster parents in 2003. “It is such a rewarding feeling to know that we are able to help children go from a bad situation into a good home. There are so many good homes and the children just want to be loved and treated with respect,” says Peiffer. “We’ve had a total of eight foster children, and have kept half, so I think we’re doing pretty well. It’s hard to give them up, but knowing they are going to a good place is a reminder to be thankful.” For now, the Peiffer family is blessed with their four boys. “We want to raise our boys in a normal family and spend as much time with them as they grow up. We’re planning a future holiday vacation to Disney,” Peiffer said. This holiday Peiffer and her family will spend their Thanksgiving celebrating in their traditional way. “We rent a bunch of movies that we missed over the past year and make a bunch of popcorn and spend that special time together.” Her family also comes in for the holiday. “My family has been a huge support along with our church community. I am so thankful for everyone that has been there for me and it has truly made a difference.” Peiffer hopes to pass on the cheerfulness she has been shown over the years. She is in the process of starting her own life coaching and counseling business from her home. “My dreams have changed so much during the course of my life and I have realized what I really want is to make a positive impact in others’ lives,” said Peiffer. “I have a love for marriage and want to help people stay together; it breaks my heart when I see marriages fall apart. I want other people to be happy and help them get through tough times.” Making a difference is directing the next chapter in Peiffer’s life. “I’m so excited to where this goes and can’t wait to help people.” This task will be achievable for her because she’s had experience leading and organizing events such as the Women of Faith event in Indianapolis this past August and hopes to plan one twice as big next year. She has also spoke in local churches and held a Women of Faith reunion at her home where women shared their struggles and helped each other out. Some words of advice from Peiffer: “Take it one day at a time and be as flexible as possible. Never stop wanting to learn and always continue to grow. Read as much as possible and be open to change. You never know what life is going to throw at you, so it’s good to be prepared.”
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