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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a Mormon. I live in Colorado with my husband & 2 children. I work as an accountant by day & mom by night.

About Me

I am a working mom & I love to read in my spare time. I enjoy reading a variety of books & also love working on various craft projects around the house. I have 2 children ages 4 & 1. They make me the happiest person alive & drive me bonkers all at the same time. Although I'm a dorky accountant I do have cooler interests in things like sewing, gardening, reading & home decorating. I love chocolate but hate chocolate ice cream & chocolate cake. I'm learning to ski alongside my 4 year old because my husband is a major ski bum & told me I have to do it for family bonding purposes. I went with it because he played on my maternal sympathies.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in home where religion was considered something only self righteous & judgmental people participated in. My parents had developed negative feelings towards religions of all kinds due to their own experiences as teens & adults. Despite that, I was raised to think for myself & choose a path in life that I alone wanted to pursue. I attended church with friends occasionally & spent time at my grandmothers congregation during some summers. I was a young child but very observant of my feelings as I attended these meetings. Nothing felt right to me, & without further knowledge I didn't feel right making a decision about what I believed. Later, as a young graduate from high school, I wanted to break from my parents home & start my own life at college. Unfortunately, I didn't have a sound foundation of who I was at the time nor what I wanted out of life. I just didn't want the life I had at home. I entered my freshman year of college dating a boy who was a Mormon. He took me to church a few times since he didn't know anyone there. After attending a few times, I began to quickly see that this church had something no other churches had. It was organized & operated effectively. Every member was active & given a job to do to help out. Every member was happy & strong in their faith. As I listened to them bear their testimonies I couldn't help but sit in awe. These individuals have such strength in what they believe. They don't say they believe something & then act differently off of church grounds. The members of this faith live their religion. This wasn't to say they didn't falter. They faltered, they are humans of course. I thought about these facts & my feelings for several months before deciding to become a member. When I knelt down to pray about my decision, I received my answer in a instant. This was right, everything about it was truth. That's why I'm a Mormon. This church holds the truth & you can know it if you ask in earnest.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying my hardest to be a rock. Immovable, sound, sturdy, tough & maybe a bit rough around the edges. Each day I approach life determined to be the person I claim to be. To be the person my Savior wants me to be. I currently teach the 3 & 4 year old Sunday school class at church. My daughter is in this class & I love to watch her grow & learn in the gospel. Along with that, I'm learning new things too since I joined the church when I was in college. I love hearing all the childrens songs even if I don't always know the words & I love hearing all the stories from the scriptures that I missed out on as a child. I live my faith by trying each & every day to uphold the standards the Savior has set forth. I'm not always perfect, but I believe that as long as I try, there is hope for me & happiness at the end of my journey.