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Hi I'm Joy

I love art, food, nature and literature. I am a pastry cook, a wife, a mother and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest in a big family. I got married right after my 21st birthday and have been married for over five wonderful, crazy years. I graduated from college with a degree in art history and right after went to culinary school. I learned about how much passion one can have for learning while in culinary school. Everyday wanting to be better, to learn more. After years of infertility our daughter was born last year- she has brought so much peace and happiness to my life. I love beautiful things, whether it be a perfectly ripe tomato, priceless work of art or the smile on my daughter's face when she learns something new.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up the youngest in a Mormon family, but it was always important that I have my own testimony. When I went to college my parents left the church. It devastated me, but I was so grateful to them for teaching me how important it was to have my own testimony and to not lean on others. I am a Mormon because the gospel is true, and I know that with all my heart. Because I have seen miracles happen in my own life and the lives of the people I love. And because my prayers have been answered. Sometimes it takes days, months or years, but I know prayers are answered.

How I live my faith

Every time we move, and in the four and a half years we've been married we have been in 5 cities, I seem to be called to the primary. I love teaching children. Whether I am teaching the 3 year olds or 11 year olds I can feel their testimony's and their potential. I want to do my very best for them, be patient, kind, and loving so that they always know how special they are. I'd like to think that what I have learned from teaching those children helps me be a better person in all parts of my life, realizing every person in one of God's children and has that same potential.

What is being a Mormon like?

To me being Mormon is having a confidence in who I am. It is having a community of people who strengthen me. It is so much happiness. It is a life centered around family, service and attempting to become a better person each day. Show more Show less