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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm an Army wife. My husband is currently serving our nation in the United States Army. Previous to his service in the Army, he served in the Air Force. I'm grateful for my husband and his service. We've sacrificed many things for the military lifestyle, but the blessings that have come from his service have out weighed the trials. I'm also a full time mommy to three beautiful children. My husband works hard so I can stay at home with our kids. Together we try to teach our children well, so they will grow up to be good citizens and just good people. I enjoy blogging. I use my blog as a sort of journal to record the events and daily activities of my life. I love taking pictures, and though I'm not a professional photographer, I enjoy sharing the moments I capture with family and friends. I love to garden, and bottle fresh produce. I also enjoy bottling meat, and adding it to my pantry for regular use. I consider myself an organized person, and I work hard to keep my house tidy and in good form.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. I was raised by two wonderful parents who taught me right from wrong. They also taught me the basic principles of the gospel. At a young age I learned for myself that God is my Father in Heaven, and that I was sent to earth for a purpose. I learned that Heavenly Father does hear and answer my prayers. I learned that when choosing the right, life is just better. I've had so many experiences in my life that have testified of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. As I grew older, and left my parent's home to go to college, and started supporting myself, I was given the opportunity to truly choose for myself to either follow what I had been taught or to go astray. I found that I had no desire to depart from the truth. It was in my nature to follow the principles and ordinances of the Gospel. It was my nature to choose the right. It was natural to pray to my Heavenly Father. I don't know that I could function in life without these basic things. I can only imagine that a life without the knowledge of the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ would be a life of darkness, depression and confusion. I find such clarity and gratitude in knowing that my Savior lives, and that through repentance, I can keep myself clean and someday return to live my with Father in Heaven again.

How I live my faith

I've had many service opportunities in the church over my lifetime. I'm currently serving as a Secretary in the Primary organization. I work with the children (12 years and younger). I handle a lot of information, and I feel that my personal organization skills are utilized in my job. It's important to me that every child be accounted for. I try really hard to learn the children's names, and let them realize that they are loved and appreciated. I try to teach the children the same basic principles I learned in my youth. Just as it's important for my own children to know of the Gospel and that Jesus loves them, and that I love them...I try to teach the children in my ward the same thing. As a family we try to have weekly Family Home Evenings (nights where we have a spiritual lesson as a family, followed by games or activities). We also try to read the scriptures together on a daily basis. We pray regularly in our home, both individually and as a family. My husband and I try to go to the temple regularly too. We go to our church meetings each Sunday, and we often attend meetings during the week that help us fulfill our callings within the church. I admit, that sometimes life gets in the way, and we aren't as faithful as we should be in all these areas of our life, but I sincerely believe in the power of peace and harmony that comes from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ.