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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a mother, piano teacher, and a wanna-be/aspiring novelist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

While growing up I was a dedicated student, and though nothing ever was easy for me, I worked hard and graduated high school with a 4.0 and was one of the salutatorian's for my class. I also ran cross-country and track and was captain of both teams and even ran in college for a bit, though once again it never came easy for me and I had to work hard to even be competetive. I also sang in choir and learned to play the piano and the harp, and am currently learning how to play the organ. I love music and I am grateful I stuck with my piano lessons while growing up so that I would be able to help support my family through teaching piano lessons, which allow me to stay at home with my four young children. I also graduated from college, where I studied history. Now I love being a mother, though I still enjoy running, music, scrapbooking, writing, reading, and camping and other outdoor activities. I enjoy any activity that allows me to create good memories with my family, and spend time with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints but, like all members, I had to eventually gain a knowledge for myself as to whether the church was true. I remember reading the Book of Mormon as a young teenager, and then praying to know if it was true. I remember the feelings of peace and the joy I felt within my heart as I said that prayer. I knew that if the Book of Mormon was true, then Joseph Smith must have been a true prophet and that the church he helped to restore here on Earth must also be true. Since then I have only had my testimony strengthened. About 5 years ago my husband was laid off from his job, shortlly after we had bought our first home and were expecting our second child. I was frightened at first as to how we were going to survive, but through the 9 months of unemployment the Lord took care of us and we came through the ordeal without losing our home or even having to dig much into our savings. What's more, he gave me great peace through that ordeal and I knew we would be okay. Money continues to be tight, but the Lord has blessed us with peace and has allowed us to pay for bills and meet our financial obligations. I know that the Lord is there for us and will strenghten us in time of need if we will turn to him in prayer. I know that he can give us power beyond our own to meet to the challenges placed before us and open up the way for us to accomplish our goals. I am so grateful to Him for His sacrifice that has made it possible for me to have this peace here on Earth and hope for the life hereafter.

How I live my faith

I am grateful to my church for the opportunities it provides for me to serve. I am currently the ward organist, and have enjoyed learning how to transer my skill on the piano to this new instrument. It is intimidating--particularly to play for so many people each week, but the Lord has blessed me and my skill is improving. I am also grateful to serve as a visiting teacher, which allows me the opportunity to visit 3 women in my neighborhood and provide a spiritual lesson for them and serve them as their need allows. I have been so blessed by my visiting teachers, and I hope that I too can somehow help to lessen the burden of those women who I serve.