Hi I'm a music teacher, I grew up in Utah and I'm a Mormon.
Like so many Utah Mormons, I grew up in the Church. But like every committed Mormon, I had to pray to gain a testimony.
I'm a mom of three young men and wife of a computer scientist. We live in Utah, have a very large garden and a beautiful view of our grand Rocky Mountains. Our sons have completed honorable missions and are working on their educations. My husband and I both graduated from Brigham Young University where we met. We both also served missions for the Church. I love cooking, studying, music, being with my family, working out, attending the temple and gathering with friends.
Why I am a Mormon
Despite growing up in the Church, I reached an age where I questioned our beliefs and wanted to find out for myself if it was the true Church. I was about age 18 when I read the Book of Mormon all the way through for my first time. Most active youth these days read it much sooner than that! I recall the thrill and the warmth of feeling the Holy Ghost confirm to my soul that it was true. I also felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost in answer to other prayers such as "Was Joseph Smith a true prophet of God?" And, "Am I a Child of God?" I can testify that these concepts are true.
How I live my faith
I believe in placing God first in my life, my family second and other interests third. I've served in many capacities such as presiding over the women's organization, teaching almost every age level at some point, presiding over the children's organization, working with the youth, writing and directing plays, and as a den mother to cub scouts. I am also usually called on for most musical events to sing or play the piano. I enjoy studying the scriptures every day which gives me insight, inspiration and the help of the Spirit in my daily life. I believe in prayer and in a Heavenly Father who knows us well and answers our prayers. I believe in service and trying to live as Christ would have me live.