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Hi I'm Emily

I am an early bird. I love the color navy blue. I could eat a hamburger every day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

A former newspaper reporter, today I keep up on current events such as "what's for dinner?" and "where did I leave my car keys?" I run five days a week -- a fine counterbalance to the chocolate I eat seven days a week. I enjoy reading biographies and taking pictures of my family. In my mind, I am a much better singer and dancer than I am in the real world.

Why I am a Mormon

When people asked me what I was doing at church only six days after my son was born, I responded there is no place I'd rather be. Worshipping my Heavenly Father each Sunday is an experience I anticipate joyfully. The feelings of love, acceptance and peace I find at church are real, and I wouldn't want to go a week without having my spirit renewed through inspired messages, uplifting music and fellowship with my friends and neighbors.

How I live my faith

The gospel of Jesus Christ gives me a framework in which I have built a life full of lasting happiness. On Monday nights my family gathers for songs, lessons about how to be more like our savior, and a treat. (My 4-year-old always wants vanilla pudding.) I often check in with my elderly neighbors, asking if they need a ride to the store or a visit. When I am out and about, I strive to remember that everyone I see is a child of God, and I offer a smile and a friendly greeting to those who cross my path. On the days when I am feeling down, I find that the Lord remembers me by sending someone to check in on me and give me words of comfort or a smiling face to bring me cheer.