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Hi I'm Amber

I grew up in Flagstaff, Az. I love my family. I love teaching kids, exercising and being a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full time mom and part-time preschool teacher/substitue teacher. I love to be with my two girls, they are my everything! My husband is my best friend, and I know Heavenly Father brought us together. We needed to find each other, so that we could then find ourselves once again in the loving arms of our Savior. I went to college and received my teaching certificate, and hope to one day soon teach full time. I was so blessed to stay at home with my kids when they were young, and now it seems I may be closing that chapter of my life. Having more kids does not seem to be in HIS plan, although I always thought it was in MY plan. This has been a struggle for me, and I am praying always for a better understanding and or a peace to come over me. I just always try to remind myself and look around at all the blessings I have been given, they are plentiful! I love to exercise and try to keep active and live a healthy lifestyle. I love movies, good books, and sports. I love to be outdoors and enjoy the changing of the seasons! I dream one day of living in a home with a wrap around porch, giving me a view of the mountains! I am simple and love the simple things in life. I lost my mother to cancer a few years ago and it changed my world. I miss her so much, and that void will never be filled. But I do try to live in honor of her, teaching my girls about her and what she stood for. I know one day If I do what I have been taught in this life, I will see her again!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy! I love this church and how I feel when I live the teachings of my Savior. The pure joy from living the Gospel of Jesus Christ can not be matched by anything this world has to offer. I was raised by parents who made sure I knew I was a daughter of God. They did an amazing job, I owe them so much. Along the way, in my teenage years, I allowed the things the world offered to become more important than what my Father in Heaven offered. I have learned many valuable lessons in my life, and have made my share of mistakes. One thing I know is that when I was not living up to my potential, the life I was supposed to live, I was unhappy. I believe that I am now living, and learning to live, the life my Heavenly Father had in store for me! This knowledge and love is what really makes me happy, the pure love of Christ! I am a Mormon and it feels good!

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day, little by little. I try each day to think of my purpose here on this earth, even if it is for five minutes. Those five minutes might be the best minutes of my day because I connect with something bigger than myself. In my ward I serve with other women, my age, younger and older. We work together to uplift, encourage, and support one another in this crazy life. We are wives, mothers, friends, daughters, sisters, and we need to be loved! Sometimes we need a shoulder to cry on, a new recipe idea, a ride, a girls night out...a friend. We try to visit eachother in our respective homes on a regular basis to see what we can do to help. In life we all need to look around and see what we can do to help those whom we are in contact with. Our Savior was the ultimate example of helping anyone at anytime, anywhere. Living my faith in accordance with my Savior's life and example is something I am always striving for. One day at a time, little by little!

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Amber
NO way! Mormons do and should help anyone in need. I grew up in a Mormon family with parents who showed me this principle often. I remember my dad helping many people who may or may not have been Mormon find food and shelter on a cold night. Many had been drinking and were lost and my dad would pick them up and take them to a shelter, so they would be safe for at least a night. I also remember my mother and father taking us kids to work at a Soup Kitchen on Thanksgiving. What wonderful memories I have of helping people in my own community who needed a helping hand. We are taught in our faith to love all God's children and to help any and all who are in need. Show more Show less