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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in Idaho. I am a musician. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother. I spend each day caring for my sweet family. They are my best friends. I seek to bless their lives daily with the Love of God. I feel very blessed to be their mother. I am a wife. I have been blessed to be married to my wonderful companion in life for ten years. We are best friends and after all we have been through together, we still love each other! We learn each day how to work together better to meet our goals and raise our Family. I am grateful for God's gift of my husband in my life. I love him with all my heart. I teach music. I received a bachelors degree in Music Education, emphasis in Band. Someday I will teach music in a school setting, after my kids are grown. I currently teach music from home. I have piano, flute and voice students. I delight in teaching children new music skills and about life. It's my way of giving them a piece of my heart. I am a daughter of God. I was raised in the LDS faith. I was taught that I am a daughter of God. I have a deep, driving love for my Heavenly Father. I believe he loves each one of us and is concerned for us. He blesses us for our good choices and teaches us lessons through the trials we face each day. I try to recognize his hand in everything I do and in everything I am given in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a deep, sincere belief that the teachings of this restored gospel are absolutely true. I believe the words of the Bible with all my heart. I find so much strength in its words. I learn something each and every time I open up my scriptures with an open heart to learn from my Heavenly Father. Along with the Bible, I believe with all my heart that God gave a young man named Joseph Smith additional ancient scripture to translate into a language we could understand today. This translation became The Book of Mormon. It is more scripture that testifies of Jesus Christ and his work on Earth. And of his Atoning Sacrifice for all of us. The Book of Mormon and Bible go hand in hand, together teaching us all of God's commandments and desires for us. I believe God has given us this book to help us return to him after this life. It will only bring us happiness. It is of God and I have prayed and know this to be true. I also know that the Priesthood set up in this church comes from Christ. It is organized just as Christ set it up while he lived on Earth. It is the power of God on Earth today. I have seen it bless my life as well as those around me. I feel blessed to be surrounded my those who hold this priesthood. I know it to be the true priesthood of God. As a young twelve year old girl, I struggled to know more about who I should become. I remember spending some time alone one day, praying to know. All my life prior to this I had been taught to love God, believe in him; to choose good over evil. I had been taught to love others, just as Christ would. I remember thinking that this made me a happy person even though it the rules of my church felt strict at times. I was able to recognize how I felt. I was happy as an obedient daughter of God. I decided that day that I would remain righteous rather than find other paths to make me happy. For inside, I knew I would never truly find anything that would bring me as much happiness as being with God.

How I live my faith

At church, I enjoy attending the meetings. I have been asked to help with the music. I lead music in our Women's class. I also help lead our church choir and sometimes I am asked to play piano. I enjoy giving of my talents to help our meetings run smoothly and to help invite Heavenly Father's Spirit be with us. It makes me feel as if I am giving something back to my Lord when I use my talents in His meetings. I have also been asked to be a visiting teacher, which is someone who visits other ladies of our church in their homes once a month. We do this to take care of each other. Some women just need someone to talk to. Others may need help with their family or work. Others may need a meal brought to them while they are dealing with a major life event such as having a baby or other type of surgery. I absolutely love visiting my fellow sisters of the church this way. We become friends and develop a special bond. I find my service to them brings me joy and love for them. There is nothing more joyous and fulfilling to me than to be a visiting teacher, outside of my family.