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Hi I'm Erin

I live in North Carolina with my husband and three boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom to three wonderful and challenging boys. I have an amazing husband. I love to read and make time for reading every day. I love to write. I love music, especially discovering new artists that most people have never heard of. I am incredibly clumsy and don't have an ounce of athleticism in my entire body. Thank goodness for yoga. I love nature. Sometimes I daydream about owning a farm or buying an RV and traveling around the country with my husband and kids, but instead we live downtown in a city. I have a very tiny garden. I can't make up my mind about what I want to be when I "grow up," but I think most likely I will become a teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are members of the church, so I grew up in the gospel. I knew that I couldn't rely on my parents' testimonies forever, so as a teenager, I began to pray, asking Heavenly Father whether or not this was the true church. I expected to have some kind of amazing, life-altering, revelatory answer to my prayers, and when I didn't receive that, I felt discouraged and began to doubt. But I continued to pray until one day a thought entered my mind that I didn't need to have an overwhelming, knock-me-to-my-knees experience because I already knew that the church was true. My testimony had been built over many many years through small moments when I'd felt the Spirit or received answers to my prayers. To this day, I've never had one of those overwhelming conversion moments that people sometimes talk about, but the Spirit has witnessed to me thousands of times in small quiet moments that this church is true, that Jesus is the Christ, and that Heavenly Father loves me, as he loves all of His children.

How I live my faith

I am the choir director at church. I have a strong testimony of the power music can have to invite the Spirit and to build testimonies, and I love worshiping the Lord through music. I try to show love and kindness to everyone I come in contact with, and I've tried to teach my children to live that way also. Our family motto is "Be Kind." Sometimes we fail miserably, but we strive to be a little better every day.