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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a fun-loving, athlete, Physical Therapist, friend, wife, and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to be active and social. I was a tom-boy growing up and have always been athletic. I started playing soccer when I was 7 and continue playing to this day-even when pregnant! My best friend in high school introduced me to running, and I got hooked. Since then I've run in a marathon, half-marathons, and many other races. Obtained my Bachlor's in Sports Medicine, then my Master's in Physical Therapy. While in grad school I met me amazing husband. I am a better person because of him. When I graduated I was pregnant with our first baby. My professors could not understand why I would "throw my education away" and start a family then. I am now a mom to five fabulous, fun kids, who I continuously use my Physical Therapy skills on. Bumps and bruises have come and I am always so thankful for the education I received. My greatest pleasure comes from using this same education to help neighbors and friend as well-to be a calming voice during a stressful time. I have a lifetime to be a professional, but a very short time to be a great mom. Our family has fun making summer fun lists, family bike rides, themed dinners and our weekly Pizza Movie night-and we all look forward to spending time together. I am half-Swiss, and proud of it. I love family history and feel like I am able to develop a relationship with family members who have left this earth, when I am able to read their histories. I love life, enjoy laughing, and enjoy being with my friends and family.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because with it I know that I am not forgotten. I am able to see the everyday miracles in my life that manifest to me that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and cares for me specifically. Since I was a little kid I have always felt a comfort and known that Jesus Christ is my Savior. When I was graduating high school, I was trying to figure out where to go to college. My mom had told me that God didn't care where I went. I decided to pray and find out for myself. My answer came while I was reading in the Book of Mormon, "Whatsoever thing thing ye shall ask in faith believeing that ye shall receive it in the name of Christ, ye shall receive it. (Enos 1:15)" All of a sudden I felt this intense warmth-like a big hug, and I just knew right then, that I had a loving Heavenly Father who did care about me and where I went and what I did with my life. I still didn't have an answer as to where I should go, but I knew that I was not forgotten!

How I live my faith

I try to uplift everyone that I come in contact with. I'm a people person and love to chat with all around me. I know my neighbors names, and their kids names and ages. At my local grocery store, I know the checkers names and enjoy seeing them weekly, or more. In church, I currently teach the 9 yr old girls. We hold activites during the week that help them to set and accomplish goals. These goals help them personally and teach them to serve their families and serve in the community. And first and foremost, I'm a mom, who teaches her kids to be kind and thoughtful and respectful. Somedays I feel like I am talking to deaf ears, but just as our loving Heavenly Father has to remind me several times, I must remind them. I try to be a good person. Some days are better than others, and some days I am thankful that there is a new day and a new chance to be even better.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Amber
Our bodies are an amazing gift that has been given to us by God. They repair themselves and function so effeciently. Just like any great gift that we receive, we should take care of it to show our appreciation for this wonderful gift. And we only get one. If we take care of it and treat it well, it will continue to run for a long time. Just as temples are special and amzing places given to us from God, so are our bodies. So calling them "temples of God" is just a similie. You wouldn't want to defile a beautiful temple with grafitti. so why woule you defile your body with "grafitti"? or bring dirty things into it? Show more Show less