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Hi I'm Amie

a wife, mother, friend, photographer, cubscouter & girls camper. I am a mormon.

About Me

I was really into sports and friends when I was in high school. That was over 20 years ago. After accepting an invitation to play basketball with a group of similar aged ladies recently, I discovered, although my mind thinks I can still play like an 17 year old, my body can't. I ended up with a huge black eye and lots of people calling into question what goes on behind closed doors at home! Which couldn't be farther from the truth. I am very happily married, to a man who treats me like a queen - too bad our treasury doesn't support that lifestyle too! I guess it says something about me when I was asked if I'd be returning to play ball again next time and my response was "of course" I've gotta show off this "war wound." Our family of seven resides in a rural suburb of Atlanta, Georgia. My two step kids are serving full-time missions for our church, my son in Argentina and my daughter in North Carolina. We are so proud of them. My other three kids are the joy of my life, but also at times make me want to pull my hair out (ok, maybe pull out their hair too sometimes...) I chase after them playing basketball, soccer, swimming, football, piano and guitar. My mantra of late is: "Life doesn't have to be perfect to have moments of perfect happiness." I struggle thinking that if everything isn't in order I can't rest or enjoy things, people or moments. My goal this year is to enjoy and find joy in the moments that take my breath away as I share my journey of life with my devoted and loving husband, amazing children and dear friends from all over the country.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. But that is not why I am a Mormon. I have tasted of the goodness of the restored church of Jesus Christ. I have experimented upon the word and the promised blessings. By reading my scriptures, attending church, and praying, I have felt God's love in my life. I have had many instances where the Holy Ghost has witnessed to me so strongly of truth that I cannot deny what I know is true. At the end of the Book of Mormon, there is a challenge to ask God if the book is true and that if you do, the Holy Ghost will tell you. I have accepted that challenge, and I cannot deny what is true. The Book of Mormon is a wonderful book. I try to read it every day. It testifies of Jesus Christ on practically every page. It is clear and simple, an incredible blessing in my life. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior. He lives! He atoned for my sins. I don't have to do it alone. I should never try. I do the best that I can, and Christ does the rest. The church is an anchor in this world of shifting values or of no values at all. I taste of its goodness daily and how thankful I am for that goodness.

How I live my faith

I go to church every week with my husband and kids. We try to never miss the opportunity to go. I often get to help with the children, teaching, loving, encouraging during sunday services. My other responsibilities are to organize and run the cub scout program for my congregation, or ward. Recently, I've be asked again, to help organize girls camp for our young women aged 12-18. My husband also teaches the 16 year olds lessons from the New Testament in Sunday school. He loves working with the teenagers. Daily before we go to bed, our family comes together and we sing a song, read from the scriptures and say a prayer. Before we pray we ask who needs to be included in our prayer and we discuss them and their needs. We love this time together - we wish it was always a peaceful spiritual time, but many times it is full of laughter, wrestling and teenage dark hormones. We do it anyways and know that much strength comes from choosing to remember the Lord in our daily lives.