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Hi I'm Emma.

I grew up in Southern California, received an advanced degree in Special Education. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I like to do digital scrapbooking to save all the memories of my children and our adventures. I also enjoy reading. My husband teases me, I read textbooks cover to cover just to get all the knowledge I can from them. My main occupation is as a wife and mother. Three great kids and one on the way. When I'm not being Mommy, I am an instructor at the local university.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in Southern California, outside of Los Angeles brought its share of challenges. Apart from nightmarish traffic, the number of members of the Church were spread out. I have grown up Mormon with faithful parents, but the challenges and opportunities of being 1of 12 members in a high school of 2,500 students allowed me to really evaluate what I believed. Good friends helped me find my way. When I turned 18 and left home for college, this was my chance to "break free". But I realized that my testimony had grown while at home so that when it was up to me, and only up to me, I wanted to partake of the Spirit that I could only feel by attending church meetings and partaking of the Sacrament each Sunday.

How I live my faith

Over the years I have had many opportunities to participate at Church. The first 5 years of my marriage, I worked along side my husband in a congregation of Deaf individuals. I was able to see first hand the difference the Gospel can make in the lives of those that have been ignored by society for a long time. Now I have had a chance to teach young women ages 12-17 and share with them stories of my teen years. Where I live now these teens have a very different experience than I did. While Church membership in the high school was less than 1% for me, it's quite close to 60% for these girls. The challenge of standing for the right when your friends that know the same as you do not can be very difficult.

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

In short, I do believe a husband and wife can be together forever with their children and the rest of their families. It is not by accident that all societies have dwelt on the earth in family units. Heavenly Father knows that true happiness comes from serving others. There is no greater act of service than to join yourself to a spouse and raise children for the next generation. Forever is a long time without your loved ones. That would not be heaven for me if they are not there. Show more Show less