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Hi I'm Emily

I retired from working as a statistician to raise my tiny kids. I'm not very domestic, but I make fabulous cookies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom of three, and I can't successfully potty train. At all. My 4 year old has me pulling my hair out. My husband is unemployed right now, and I work part time after bedtime teaching online math and stat courses. I love to bake, and I'm pretty good at it. I use that skill to be a better friend. Also, no one cries alone in my presence. I struggle to appreciate my in-laws. But my husband is the greatest guy I know. In my early 20s I was diagnosed with chronic depression. It's still hard, but I function okay. I am an excellent speller, but my penmanship is lacking. I also lack autobiographical cohesion, I guess.

Why I am a Mormon

Living the gospel makes me happier. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has the gospel in its fullness, so it stands to reason that I would be happiest being Mormon. I know that it's true is the short answer. I love being a member of the Church for a lot of reasons, though. I love the sense of community and the opportunities for service. I feel very secure in the Church. But if there were doctrinal issues that bothered me or aspects of the faith I couldn't embrace, I don't think I could feel that security. I firmly believe that Jesus Christ's gospel has been restored to the earth along with His priesthood power. I believe I can come to know my Savior better here than anywhere else. I believe I can become who He would have me be only as I live as He would have me live, and that I can learn that best here in His Church.

How I live my faith

1. Me: I pray. I read the scriptures daily. I try to be honest. I work really hard at being kind, because deep down I'm kind of jerky. 2. My family: I am committed to my husband. He was married before and she divorced him and I am determined that that will never be my fate. I try to love and support him completely. We have family prayer night and day. We "read" scriptures with our kids. (We read, they repeat phrases. It's pretty cute.) We're striving to teach them obedience and kindness. We spend time together. We want our kids to know we love them, and that Jesus loves them. 3. Everyone else: Currently, I work with the teenage girls in our congregation on setting goals and developing good habits. My husband and I try really hard to be friendly to everyone. At least once a week we invite a family or an individual over for dinner. (My husband is a fabulous cook, btw. :)) I really love the gospel and I think it can bless anyone's life, so I try to be open in conversation and in behavior so others will feel welcome to learn more or to join us. I really try to be a good friend and to show love.