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Hi I'm Autumn.

I'm a southern blogger, an ESL teacher, and I am Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Kentucky and moved to BYU for school without ever having visited. I met my husband on a blind date there, taught special education for three years, and then applied to graduate school. I am now a grad student and teaching English as a Second Language to international students- I love it! I love blogging, thrift-store shopping, and cardigans. My favorite thing is stories and I'm a wannabe future optimist.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon family, but in middle school I really decided I needed to know for myself what I thought. I went to many different churches with friends and my testimony started because of prayer. I had been taught to pray and ask God myself for answers and so I asked. I felt peace when I asked sincerely and over the years I have continued to pray about more things. I have felt the more I pray and learn more about this church I learn more about the love Heavenly Father has for me and His other children.

How I live my faith

I have been a Sunday school teacher, a Sunday school secretary, a piano player for children's Sunday school, and a lot of other random things for Sunday. However, I feel like the things I do the rest of the week probably says more about my faith. My husband and I work daily to read our scriptures and pray as a family. We work to forgive each other, change our habits, and have a feeling of love in our home. I feel our relationship helps me become closer to God and remember that other people are child of God and should be treated accordingly.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I believe families can be together forever. I believe this is one of the most beautiful doctrines that Heavenly Father wants for us. I was sealed to my parents when I was five after being adopted. I remember being a little girl in the little white dress my parents bought me and being sealed to my family forever. It meant so much to me that I was not just their child on a government record book, but that God himself was pleased, happy and concerned of family bond. My parents taught me while I was growing up that families help each other keep God's commandments. This perspective helped me prepare to marry my husband in the temple and has given us a goal to work towards everyday in our marriage. Show more Show less