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Hi I'm Emily.

I'm a budding artist, have a farmgirl heart, and recently figured out how fascinating history is. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have hazel-gray eyes, a hot-temper, a soft way and my middle name happens to be Gay. Which I am just that, bright, refreshing and happy, and through repentance I try to stay as clean as the fresh sheets hanging on the line. As an army brat, I've claimed myself a Georgia- peach. Currently a Minnesotan, and I don’t care to try lutefisk. I love tree houses, hate poison ivy, and try to eat healthfully. I happen to home school my children, and love it. I’m first a Mama and a wife. But most of all I love families and taking all the amazing opportunities for happiness and growth that being in one affords. It just so happens that I am from a large family, and although my parents recently got a divorce...I still belong to a family. We have experienced a range of feelings, but I have found that through this vulnerable and hurtful time, just how important it is to stay close to one another. We need each other in this life, and though everyone believes differently with in their own families, there is no one we need more, than our own families, to love, grow and experience life with. When it seems that distance and space can heal the gaps of differences, it is then that reaching out is critical and hurt feelings are most best put aside for the greater good of closeness. Christ has helped me to do just that. Christ is my whole reason and hope, He's saved me from temptation's jaws and given me strength, hope and love when I have crumpled in life's hardest moments.

Why I am a Mormon

I love knowing that I am an important part of a Heavenly Family, and that I have I can order my life to return 'back home' to our Heavenly home. I desire to support my brothers and sisters in their path back home too. In the Book of Mormon we learn, that "Adam fell, that men might be, and men are, that they might have joy." 2 Nephi 2:27. God can help us understand and live what comprises this truly joyful living. There are/were times when my path has been lonely in this faithful perspective, but I have believed that if I remembered my God's plan for me, I would be happier in the end. Through studying the prophet's teachings in the Book of Mormon, and through diligent and searching prayer, I have become acquainted intimately with the Savior, His gospel and teachings. What blessings it brings to me along with the harmonizing teachings of the priceless Bible. I have felt forgiveness of sins, and have been given all the answers that I have needed and helped in all my difficult decisions. Without a prophet led by God, the world suffers. In His mercy, God speaks to a confused world today as He did in times past. Through holy prophets, God teaches and leads us with clarity. As His children, we can understand His simple but beautiful plan for us to find peace in our daily walk and to return to live with Him again. It is worth it to pray to know if Christ's simple yet resounding gospel has been restored.

How I live my faith

We all share the common venue of family, each of us were born through the help of a man and a woman. I know that the best thing I can do for the world is to nourish this sacred institution...my family. I am so blessed to have the opportunity to nourish, support, guide, teach, and make memories with my husband and children. Life is difficult and for me, the best way to keep a clear vision in nurturing these important relationships comes from a vulnerable sacrifice of taking time to talk with God and reading his words which I know are found in the scriptures. He is a consistent and reliable God, who has always communicated through prophets and they write His words down. When I over ride other pressing factors and distractions and study and pray, I then teach my children to do the same, and pretty soon we find ourselves more likely to be involved in the most important things of life, making memories with one another, reaching out to others in their time of need, sharing truths and receiving them from and with one another that help each other keep perspective, friend shipping one with another...and using all of our God given talents to this end. This is essential because a key aspect of our faith lends us to the knowledge that we are all children of God, thus how we interact and care for each other is critical to being disciples of Christ.