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Hi I'm Emily

I grew up in the good ole Southern-East coast in a wonderful family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Six month's out of the year I am at college in Idaho which is super cold and way far from where my family is. I love to learn and have fun. I am an avid reader. When I was little I would hide under my covers with my flashlight and escape into some adventure in a book. I love to listen to music and to sing even though I never learned how to play an instrument. If I could play any instrument, I think I would like to play the violin, piano, or ukelele OR ALL 3!!! I'm not really into scrapbooking and seem to have no creativity except with decorating but I do love to take pictures. I love to travel and doing so gives me the opportunity to dip into photography a bit.

Why I am a Mormon

I was brought up in an LDS family and learned Scripture stories, hymns, and the history of our Church when I was very young. I also learned how to pray to my Heavenly Father and how to study my Scriptures-not just read them. From elementary-high school I had the opportunity to attend a private school which offered me tons of missionary opportunities. I went to Ireland with my senior class in HS and fell in love with the people and the place. While I was there I traveled through some places which had very humble surroundings and accomodations. Despite this, the people were happy and always quick to show gratitude. I thought about how when I prayed I always seemed to "ask" for more and "thank" for less". I decided I would try to be more grateful and show my gratitude for all of my blessings from Heavenly Father. I started a gratitude list and jotted things down during the day that I was grateful/thankful for. SUCH A LONG LIST! I had never really given that much thought to all of my blessings. BIG LIST! I would get it out at night and say a prayer of gratitude for each of them and for those that I had not thought of or couldn't remember. I still do this now that I am a little more grown and out on my own. I left for college a couple of months after I got back from this trip and had time to form my own thoughts and feelings on the Church w/o the influence of tons of family. I have always had a testimony of the Church even when I was little I knew that I was in the right place and that my Heavenly Father knows and loves me. This helped me in starting out in college and still helps me. I know that my Heavenly Father loves me. I know that Jesus is my Savior and Redeemer and that He died for my sins and rose again and that we can also be resurrected. I know that we have a living prophet today adn that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know the Scriptures are true.

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example to others in my workplace and in the community. I do teach in Church at least once a month. This gives me the opportunity to share my testimony with others and to learn as I study and prepare for my lesson. I am single and still in college but I do have lots of friends and family members who help me to always do what's right. I have nieces and nephews that range from kindergarten-HS so I am able to encourage them to be good too. We help each other in our everyday lives and grow closer as a family because of this. It's so nice to be around good influences. Such a comforting atmosphere. I want to create that nice clean atmosphere in my home for my children- when I become a mother. I know that to do so I need to eliminate bad media and create a border around my home- so that it is hard for bad things to come in (ex: bad media) and easy for good things to permeate. I want my children to be able to come home and find comfort from the worldly influences that try to hard to bring us down. I know that I can accomplish this with help from Heavenly Father.