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Hi I'm Emily

I am a tall homeschooling mother of 4, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am tall (6 foot to be exact) with 4 beautiful tall young daughters, the 2 youngest being identical twins (YAY!) I have been married for 12 years to a wonderful man. I enjoy learning, teaching my children and working hard, but I also enjoy a nice relaxing cuddle session with my little family. I am enjoying the opportunity to use all my energy (and then some) to build and nurture a healthy loving family. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. As a Mormon, I have found more peace, joy and sweet assurances of my Savior's love than I could ever begin to expound upon here. Soon after my husband and I were married I lost my dad and my sweet younger brother within months of each other. Not long after, my husband left the church. I was devastated, to say the least, and we have endured many long hard years, as a result. However, in those early most difficult years, I realized I needed to rely on my Savior to heal my heart and make everything "okay". I spent some time questioning my own testimony, in the beginning, but soon found that the fruits of living the gospel were more precious to me than anything the world had to offer. I made a choice, I planted that seed and nourished it with much prayer, regular scripture study, and regular temple attendance, as we are taught. As I did this, I came to understand the beauty of the Savior's atonement and what it means to me, personally. I can say with confidence that I know my Savior lives and is aware of me and my family's circumstances continually. There are still many difficult times, but my husband and I have grown together through love and commitment, and although we are still of different faiths, we are finding happiness together day by day. As for my dad and brother, I know I will see them again, along with others whom I have loved and lost, because I know families can be together forever. I am thankful for the opportunities I have had to grow, and I trust that the Lord will continue to heal me and make me into the woman He would have me be.

How I live my faith

I am currently the teacher of the women's organization, called Relief Society, in our ward. I teach the 2nd Sunday of every month on topics relating to the gospel and from the life of former prophets. This has not been easy for me. Honestly, I would rather hide and play in the primary with the little children than be presenting in front of a room full of my peers. However, the Lord has taught me and has increased my talents throught this calling. I have felt his love for his daughters and have gained a testimony of the need women have for each other, as sisters in His gospel. I have also felt the Lord use me as an instrument in His hands to share the message of His gospel and love with His daughters. This has been a very humbling experience for me. At home, I strive to read and study the Book of Mormon both personally and with my children on a daily basis. I feel an urging to follow the prophet's counsel to hold weekly Family Home Evenings with my family, but struggle to find a way to do this without causing tension in a home where religious beliefs differ between my husband and myself. I trust Heavenly Father will show me the way to do this in His own way and time.