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Hi I'm Irene

My husband and I have 8 children. I teach piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay-at-home mom. I graduated with a BA in Design, and I love music. I love discovering new recipes although I don't really like cooking. And I enjoy discovering new ways to keep myself and my family organized. At times it doesn't seem like very prestigious work, especially on days when things don't seem to come together, but each day I learn to appreciate the little triumphs, like successfully patching a pair of jeans or seeing my kids implement the good habits I taught them, and I realize why I'm important to those around me, and why I'm exactly where I need to be.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into the Church. I come from Mormon pioneer ancestors on both sides of my family. This is not why I am a Mormon. This is just how I learned about the Church. I continue to follow His gospel for many little reasons and a few big ones. My conversion happened over time as I learned more and more at home and at church. Little moments of clarity would come as I studied and prayed and listened to fellow members that would bring with them a feeling of strength and right-ness. As I practiced what was taught, my righteous actions were followed by witnesses of their truthfulness. When my actions haven't been so righteous, there is just confusion. I have never been shown any other teaching that the world has to offer that has felt so solid and so right. The successes of this church and its members can only come because this church is guided by Jesus Christ through His prophet. We truly are nothing on our own.

How I live my faith

 I participate in the ward choir by playing the piano, conducting and singing. I'm grateful that I'm able to gain musical experience in this manner, for I don't think it would be available to me any other way. I do my best to make myself available for Church service. I am very conscientious of my role as an example to my neighbors. I tend to stick out a little because of how many children I have. I try to view the fact that others see and watch me as a positive thing and not an annoyance. It keeps me on my toes. At the same time, I don't wish to present an impossible illusion. I want others to know that I have struggles just as they do, but that my faith is a source of strength in those struggles, and that it is worth it to keep trying, and it is possible to become a better person.