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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a mother. I'm a piano teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was a child I was painfully shy. Every group situation was hard for me, but especially recess. I will never forget the feeling of sitting alone on the playground while the other kids played together. It never occurred to me that it was possible for me to approach them & that they might be happy to have me join them. All I knew was that approaching a group of people was scary & so I couldn't do it. As I got older I grew a little less shy, but even as an adult I still find group settings anxiety-producing. However, I have found a way to cope. When I was in high school I, against all of my former inclinations, decided I wanted to give acting a try. I auditioned for a school musical & was placed in the chorus. And I continued auditioning & performing throughout high school. Each play or musical became more enjoyable for me. As I stood on the stage I would realize something about myself-- I could do hard things. That realization has made it possible for me to make my life meaningful. I have not acted since high school, but those experiences I had on the stage have stayed with me.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because my parents were Mormon. They believed the teachings & taught them to me. They told me I would be happy if I would be baptized & following the teachings of the church. I believed them & so I was baptized. I am still a Mormon because I have been following the teachings of the Gospel and they have led me to be a better & happier person. As I have gone through life I have discovered that it is not always easy to do the right thing, but the principles I have learned from faithful parents, teachers, and leaders have helped me believe that I can do hard things & be stronger because I have done them.

How I live my faith

Members of the LDS Church are asked to serve in positions to help the church function. I have had the opportunity to serve in many different ways. Often I wonder how I can possibly do the job I have been asked to do. Once I was asked to serve as secretary in the women's organization for our local congregation (it's called the "Relief Society"). I agreed & felt unconcerned. Then the president called me & let me know she needed me to serve as her memory. I immediately started to sweat; I have a terrible memory. I wasn't sure I could meet her expectations in that regard. But I was amazed that, from the moment I began acting in that capacity, I had an amazing memory. In my everyday life I was still just as forgetful, but as I did my job as secretary I had the ability to remember everything I needed to. And I have always found that the Lord will help me do the job I am asked to do. I can look back on my years of service in the church & see how I have progressed. Now I am president of the children's Sunday School (we call it "primary"). As a shy little girl sitting on the playground alone I never would have imagined I could handle the responsibility of 100 children & their teachers and leaders. It's not easy, but I can do hard things. This life is not easy; it never was meant to be. But we can all do hard things.