Hi I'm Amy
I grew up in Canada, and then ventured off to college in the States. I married shortly thereafter and delivered my first child two weeks after graduating from college with my Bachelors of Science in Audiology. I quickly decided to put a masters degree on hold so I could become a stay-at-home mother. I am now a mother of six children (5 boys and 1 girl). Other than caring for and raising my children, most of my interests revolve around the arts. I love to sing, play the piano, paint, draw, dance and listen to uplifting music.
Why I am a Mormon
I remember as a young child being taught by my Grandpa very simple truths about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. He testified to me that I had a purpose to perform on this earth and that I had a loving Heavenly Father that knew me and loved me very much. My Grandpa taught me about the temple, eternal families and the plan of salvation. As he taught me through his tender words, and his kind actions, I felt the Holy Ghost testify to me that what he was saying was true.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
Whenever I am discouraged and having a hard time I think of Moroni 7:45. It says: "And charity suffereth long, and is kind and envieth not, and is not puffed up, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil, and rejoiceth not in iniquity but rejoiceth in the truth, beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things." I usually find that when I am not feeling peace in my life that it is because I have neglected having charity (the pure love of Christ) in my heart. I am grateful for these simple, but profound truths taught in the Book of Mormon.
How I live my faith
Life is busy. My oldest child is 12 and my youngest is 2. To help us stay focused on the most important things in life, my husband and I find it essential to daily teach our children the gospel of Jesus Christ. Every morning and every night we sit our little ones around us and together we study the scriptures and the words of our latter-day prophets. We then pray together, thanking the Lord for our many blessings as well as asking the Lord to bless us with greater courage to follow our Savior's perfect example. I find teaching my children to be my greatest calling in life, and I love it.