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Hi I'm Aimee

I am a wife and a mother, a sister and a daughter, a teacher and a friend.

About Me

I am a wife, a mom of four cute children and a piano teacher, who is taking a break to raise my kids. I like to cook, read, and make things with my hands: crafts, photo albums or sewing or whatever. I grew my first vegetable garden last summer and am having fun learning how to grow and preserve different types of fruits and veggies. I like to do aerobics, water aerobics, go walking and ride my bike. I have a native Japanese grandma and love all things Asian, especially Japanese things. My favorite thing to do is have fun with family. My favorite place to be is the beach!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm lucky that I was raised in the Mormon faith from childhood. But the reason that I'm Mormon is that I learned early on that the more obedient I was to the commandments I was taught, the happier I was. I'm a big picture person. I like knowing there is a purpose to life: to prove we will obey God without seeing Him...even when things are going wrong. Before this life, we lived with Him, and after death, we can again. Through the Mormon church I have not only learned this purpose in life, but also begun to glimpse the purpose for my own life. I know Jesus listens to my prayers and answers them. My earliest recollection testing that out was when I was 6 and lost a gold ring my uncle had given me in the grass. After prayer, I searched and was able, with effort, to find it. I have since had thousands of prayers answered. Sometimes the things I prayed about didn't work out. The person who I thought I wanted to marry, the grandfather who I prayed would live.... Later I look back and see that those times, though hurtful, had a purpose: to prevent a marriage that would have been less than ideal for me, to teach me to be compassionate to others who suffer, etc. Actually, I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true because I prayed about it. Anyone can do it. God tells us in the Bible, (James 1:5) "If any (person) lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives liberally and upbraideth (scolds) not, and it shall be given him (or her)."

How I live my faith

I volunteer as a cub scout den leader at church. I also am on a committee that organizes activities for the women in our congregation. Right now, for example, we are planning a New Year's activity called, "A New You for the New Year" focusing on goal-setting.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

Mormons avoid anything that is addictive in nature, to preserve our power over our spirits and bodies. We believe that our bodies are the temples of our own spirits and of the Spirit of God, and we must keep them pure. We follow the "Word of Wisdom", which is the Mormon Church's law of health. It not only prohibits things that can enslave us through addictions, but also reccommends the types of foods we should eat: mainly fruits, vegetables and grains, meat sparingly. There are other scriptures that refer to rest and exercise. Show more Show less

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon is a way of life. You don't just go to church to listen. You become an active Christian: making your life more holy through daily prayer and scripture study, serving your fellowmen, keeping your language free from vulgarity and profanity, keeping your body free from alcohol and drugs, striving to stand for morality in every aspect of your life. It does take commitment, but it is worth it. You learn how to be like Christ. I have lived a lot of places, being Mormon is fantastic! It's your instant niche. Your church family helps you move in and out of your home, they surround you with love and meals when you have surgery, sickness or death of a loved one; they seek to lift your burdens and you in turn offer these services to your other church brothers and sisters. There are several of programs to help you be a better parent and raise your kids to be awesome. Show more Show less