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Hi I'm Angela

I am a wife, mother of 3, teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I think the most important thing about me is that I am a wife and mother. I know a lot of people think that being a wife and mother is settling, but it isn't. When I look at my children, I know that they are the greatest journey that I will ever have. I often tell people that there is nothing I will ever do with my life that will compare to being their mother. That doesn't mean that I think my kids are perfect. They have faults just like I do; we just keep working on being the best we can. I am also a teacher who is working on a Master's degree in special education. I love to scrapbook, bead, and refurbish just about anything. My favorite thing to do on a weekend is go to garage sales with my hubby and kids.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is a convert to the church. She was baptized when I was very young so I was basically raised LDS. I didn't always love going to church or even always like the people in the wards where I grew up. I decided to not be active in the church when I went to college. For about 6 or 7 years I did what I wanted to do without adhering to the guidelines of the gospel. After I was married and we had our first child, I began feeling that I needed something in my life. One day, I began a prayer as I was rocking my son and the Holy Ghost spoke to me and told me that I was holding a child of God and he was to be raised in the gospel. I committed then that I would raise this child and my future children in the church. My husband wasn't active but I continued to attend church and he eventually became active. There hasn't ever been a time that I have regretted my decision. On a recent trip to temple square with a dear friend, I was asked by a sister missionary if my life had turned out as I had hoped. Tearfully, I told her that my life had turned out better than I had ever expected or hoped. My Father in Heaven has given me more than I ever thought possible.

How I live my faith

I really have loved all of the callings I have held in the church. I think the best calling is working in Primary. There is something special about being with the kids and hearing them sing and also sharing their budding testimonies of the gospel. I always tell my own children and the children I teach that people will know who you are and what you stand for by watching you. Being an educator can sometimes put you under the microscope, especially when you teach at a middle school. I have often had students tell me that they know I am Mormon because of the way I treat them. I always ask if they think that is a good thing or bad thing. They have always said they thought it was good because I was nice to them and treated them fair. Hearing that from a middle school student really makes you feel like you are getting them to listen.