Hi I'm Emily Ann
I'm a wife and mother of 6. I'm a youth theater producer. I'm a Mormon.
I love to garden! I especially love growing fresh herbs - I don't mind weeding as much when I'm surrounded by lots of great fragrances. I love reading a great book, but have to be careful. If I start one I really like, it's hard for me to put it down until I'm finished. My family is the center of my universe. Spending time with them IS my ME time! I also love working with children and youth. I am drawn to youth theater because it's such a thrill to watch kids grow, develop and come to have a sense of their own magnificence.
Why I am a Mormon
The simple answer here, is, because it's the truth. I've been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all of my life. Some of my ancestors crossed the plains with the Mormon pioneers in the 1800's. Growing up "Mormon", did NOT mean that I didn't have to make the choice to follow this faith and determine if it really is for me. I've lived all over the United States and have friends from many different faiths and cultures. I love diversity - it makes life so much more exciting than if we were all the same! I have had the opportunity throughout my life to answer many questions about my faith and therefore have had to really examine if this is what I believe. I have tested every precept. I have tried my faith. I have prayed and fasted to see if I could really receive my own confirmation from my Heavenly Father. And...I have. I am not offended or threatened by anyone else's beliefs. I celebrate everyone's right to live as they choose. I am just ever so grateful that I have the truth - and it makes me so happy in my life that I want to share it with everyone, so they can be happy too.
How I live my faith
Currently, I serve as the Compassionate Service Leader in our ward. This means that I keep my ear to the ground to find out if any of the families in our congregation are in need of service. I often coordinate the delivery of meals for families during times of illness, when new babies are born, or any time when there is a need for TLC. Our visiting teaching program is one of my favorite things. Within our congregation, I have been assigned a female companion and we are asked to visit once a month in the homes of a few other women. The assignments change every year or so, and I have the chance to make new friends, strengthen existing friendships and really learn to serve my "sisters" the way my Heavenly Father would want me to serve them. My visiting teachers come regularly and always share a message to enlighten and uplift me. It's always nice to know that if I need help, I have two friends who are anxious to help me with whatever I need, even if it's a walk around the block with a buddy!