Hi I'm Emily
I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm an HR Director. I'm a Mormon.
I am from a family of 5 girls and I have loved having sisters my whole life. I am very lucky to have such a wonderful family that loves to be together. My dad taught me how to work out in the yard. He coached my softball team growing up and he still plays tennis with me. My mom taught me not to judge others and to listen. She taught me how to create and we still enjoy getting away to scrapbook together. After my first year of college, I went to Thailand for the summer to help teach English at a small mountain school. Many of these children changed my life. While I could only communicate a tiny bit with them, I was touched by their love of life and learning. It was there that I truly came to know that we are all God's children and he loves us all equally, no matter where we live. I served a full-time mission a few years after that in the New England area. Being a full-time missionary is something you can't explain to someone. It is a different life. It is a wonderful life. Shortly after my mission I met the love of my life, Brandon, and we were sealed for time and all eternity in 2010. Brandon finished his law degree and is currently working in corporate law. I finished my degree in English teaching, but work as a Human Resources Director. Brandon makes me a better person. He makes me smile. He keeps me grounded. I am now a mother and thank my Father in Heaven for trusting me to raise one of his precious daughters. Margaret brings me joy every moment of every day.
I am a Mormon because I live the teachings of my Heavenly Father and they make me a happier person. It is only through my Savior that I have been able to make it through the obstacles life has thrown at me. I'm a Mormon because I have prayed to my Heavenly Father for direction in my life and He has lead me to where I am today. I feel humbled and blessed to have grown up in a home with a strong belief in God and Jesus Christ. When I was old enough, I came to know for myself that what they taught me was real and good and true. I want to give that same thing to Margaret. I want to instill values in her so she can make good decisions that will make her happy. Parents have a duty to teach their children when they are small and then pray to a loving Heavenly Father that he will guide them to make choices that will lead them to happiness. I know I have a Father in Heaven who loves me beyond anything. I know I have a Savior who gave His life so I could have mine. I know He knows the pains I feel because He felt them. I know the Holy Ghost communicates with each of us. I know Jesus Christ established His gospel and church when He lived on this earth. I know that that organization was lost for a long time, but has been restored through a Prophet. I know Joseph Smith saw God and Jesus Christ and I know the organization and priesthood power that was once lost is again on the earth. I know this power blesses lives and binds families together for eternity.
I live my faith by trying to stand a little taller everyday. I am an imperfect person, but I want to be happy and when I live the things I believe I am happy. I live my faith through service and involvement in my ward. Brandon works with the young men in the ward, helping them specifically with Scouting. I work with the primary children in the ward, teaching them primary music, and I adore all the sweet spirits I get to teach. I have the best calling in the entire church. I live my faith through my interactions with others. I am honest and strive to treat others the way Jesus Christ and the prophets treated their fellow men in the scriptures. I live my faith through my personal and alone time. I try to read my scriptures daily and pray to my Heavenly Father throughout the day. I feel a greater sense of comfort and help when I am close to my Heavenly Father. I also try to attend the temple (the House of the Lord) once a month to feel his love and receive guidance. I live my faith by attending church every Sunday to remember my Savior. It is so easy to get caught up in the worldly aspects that I need this time to reflect on what is most important. I live my faith by striving to be more like my Savior in everything I do. While I am far from perfect, I know that the more I follow my Savior's teachings and commandments the more love, peace, joy, and direction I will receive. And I need that.