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Hi I'm Aimee

I am a happy mormon!

About Me

I am 32, and the oldest of 4 children. Which means I am the "bossy" sister! I am very close with all my siblings. I have been married for 11 years now, with many more to come! I am a mother of 2 boys, an 8 year old, and a 2 year old. As a couple, we have struggled to bring children into our family. And so I can say that we love the heck out of these 2 boys, and will enjoy them forever. We live a full and happy life. My sons love sports, and the out doors. My husband loves muscle cars, that are loud and greasy! I love the quiet times, when we are all doing something simple, together as a family. I love to teach my children new concepts, and see their eyes light up, as they experience new things. It is a joy and a blessing to be a mother. I love delicious food, and find myself dreaming about recipes. I love to arrange decor, and could look at photographs, and gather ideas for projects all day long. I also LOVE the sunshine. I could sit and bathe in warmth all day, making Arizona the ideal place for our family! I have lived in several countries: New Zealand, Australia, and the United States. I am incredibly thankful for the view of life I obtained from living far away from home. I have worked much of my life, and for a portion of the time I have been raising kids. But I am thankful to be able to stay at home at this point. I serve in our church, doing what ever I can, and it brings me joy!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because I have knelt, praying to God, to know what I should be doing with my life. I do this daily. I am not perfect. I certainly make mistakes! But each time I pray, the Lord reassures me, through the Holy Ghost, that I am in the right place, or, he lovingly corrects me, and helps me to get to the right place. I know that our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ has given us the gift of the atonement, whereby each person on earth can be with Him again. I am thankful to know that God does not want families to be separated by death. I know that there are ways on earth, to seal our relationships, so that we might be together forever, after death. I am so thankful, that there is forgiveness, and peace available for me, even after having felt the burden of sin. We all come to earth, and go through a learning process that continues our entire lives. And as we learn, we need to invite the Lord into our lives, to help steady us along the path. As I pray, I ask for help from the Lord. He blesses my life in a tangible way, and impresses upon me, the right things I should do. My life is not glamorous! We know that riches and possessions do not bring happiness. Faith, and family bring happiness. Honesty, virtue, and charity, bring happiness. I have a very personal relationship with God. I treasure that relationship, and want to teach my children how to obtain it. I think that is my ultimate desire in life. Because, if a person has that, they will never have need to fear. They will never feel alone, or desperate. And they will always know to turn to God, when they are in need. I know there will be times in my son's lives, where I will not be able to help them, but God will. Knowing this, is something that cannot be taken away from me. It is a personal gift available to ALL, from our Father in Heaven. The confirmation that God is there, that He hears us when we pray, and that He knows us each as individuals, is priceless for me.

How I live my faith

I serve the neighborhood, and community in any way I can. I love to wear a smile on my face, where ever I go. Knowing and loving the Savior, makes it easy to think what He might do for others in our lives. And then, if we think in that way, we can act as His hands, carrying the burdens others might feel, and making their load lighter! Currently I have a job in our church called "Compassionate Service Leader". All jobs in the Mormon church are jobs that you do not get paid for. That is why we call it "serving". We have a womens organization that helps with welfare needs, and many other things in the community. Emergencies, families in distress, or every day things that occur. And my job is to find and organize services for others. This week, we had a lady who had a baby. She had experienced some really scary circumstances during delivery. So I organized dinners for her family this week to help her out. Sometimes we are asked for help when families are moving. We have women in our church who are unable to drive for medical reasons, so I help drive and organize rides for them. There are many different services that I get to help with, and I get to see the wonderful things other women do, with out the desire to be recognized! There have been situations where I have been able to contribute to community food banks and boy scouting programs through our church. There have also been instances where this job has allowed me to be there to comfort those in need of comfort, and share the difficult burdens families can face. I get to see all the wonderful things that people do for each other. It is inspiring, it is exhilarating, and it makes me more grateful for my own family, each day.

What is the Relief Society?

Aimee
The Relief Society is a women's organization with in our church that helps in each community where it is established. It is an organization that is over 150 years old, and has members all over the world. As members, we help to provide aid, and help to those who are in need through service. As members we get to participate in activities put on by the organization, and serve in the organization to benefit one another. It is a wonderful experience. Show more Show less