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Hi I'm Anna

I'm a wife. I'm a friend. I'm a mom. I'm a counselor. I'm a student. I'm tired...and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a full time stay at home mama to 3 little ones. Currently I'm taking online classes. I want to become a geriatric social worker. I study at night after the kids are in bed. I have a supportive husband who is also taking classes. After all the hardship that has gone on with the economy we have found ourselves returning to school. Life sure is busy.

Why I am a Mormon

Living life is hard, the gospel has made it easier. There was a time in my life when all I wanted was to just have fun, yet I wasn't ever satisfied. I was constantly thinking of myself. It wasn't until I was asked to help take care of my elderly grandma, I realized how good I actually could feel about myself. I tended to her for over a year. I learned a lot. I was raised as a Mormon, but I wasn't a constant participant. After watching my sweet grandmother pass away before my very eyes I was reminded of the great plan of happiness that was taught to me at a young age. I remembered I could see her again. At such a sad point of my life I actually felt comfort. I wanted to feel that good constantly. I wanted more than anything to see her again. I returned to church. I began to pray. I read my scriptures. I have gained a testimony. I know our Father in heaven lives. I know that our Savior, Jesus Christ once walked the earth. I know he established his gospel on the earth. There came a point that His gospel was no longer being taught. I know that a man named Joseph Smith restored the fullness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We still have a prophet here on the earth. I strive to live my life in a way to be able to see things clearer. I know that if I live close to the gospel I can receive blessings to continue to face all of life's challenges. I'm grateful for the power of prayer so that I can discern to know the truth of all things. I know I can be with my family throughout eternity. I look forward to the day I can see my grandma's smile again. I'm grateful for the fact that choice is mine.

How I live my faith

Recently, I've been serving in the church as a counselor to the women in the region that we live in. I love getting to know all of the different women and their diverse personalities. I love the challenge of teaching. I have the opportunity to teach every other month. It's exciting to learn and ponder things that I think that the women would be inspired by. Once a month there is an inspired message for the women that is published in the church's magazine called the Ensign. I love that I have an opportunity to go over to a friend's home once a month and we can have a spiritual, uplifting, & casual conversation about that message. It's a great time to also see if that friend is in need of anything. I'm grateful that I'm given the experience to serve. In my opinion service is the best anti-depressant money CAN'T buy.