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Hi I'm Emmaleigh

I grew up in Louisiana and Florida. I just graduated with a B.A. in English from BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have loved to read and write from a very young age. I attended a performing arts high school where I worked on the school's literary magazine, and went on to earn a B.A. in English and a minor in editing. I currently work as a contract copywriter. My family means the world to me. I have wonderful parents and a younger sister and brother whom I'm very close to. I married my best friend in January 2011, and I cannot think of a greater blessing than having him beside me for the rest of our lives, and forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon family, so being Mormon could always be seen as an inevitable cultural choice. However, I searched early for my own answers. I read the Book of Mormon when I was eleven years old, and when I prayed, I felt a confirmation that what I had read was true. I promised myself then that even though the feeling would fade, I would never forget that I had the feeling. I continued to have similar confirmations of peace and certainty growing up that allowed my testimony to grow. It is still growing today. I am a Mormon because that is where I have found true happiness. Jesus said that "by their fruits ye shall know them." The fruits that I have gained from being an actively practicing Mormon have been an increased love for my fellow men, a sense and awe for the divine, and peace in my heart no matter what I'm facing in life. I am able to progress and become a better individual, more like my Savior. These blessings have been priceless, and I would not trade them for anything.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to see everyone as children of God and treating them that way. I try to be honest at all times, and to have integrity. I read the scriptures on a daily basis, by myself and with my husband. I say sorry for the mistakes I have made toward my Heavenly Father or toward the people around me. At church I am assigned to visit four women, some of whom have not attended church in a long time. I share messages with them and try to help them in any way that I can. I also sing in the choir and attend the temple every week, where I can do work for people who have already passed away.