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Hi I'm Angie

I grew up on a farm in Idaho. I am a registered nurse turned stay-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom. I love being a mom and spending time with my three adorable children who keep me busy. I chose to quit working as a Labor and Delivery nurse to be with my kids. I hope to go back to it someday when they are grown, but for right now I'm so glad I can stay home with them. Some days are hard work especially with no family close by and a husband that works long hours and travels. Each day I am humbled by the intervention of Heavenly Father in my life, whether its watching my children laugh and play or trying to keep my patience. There are many people who think that I am wasting my degree by staying home with my children, but I go to bed every night with peace and joy, knowing that I am doing what my Heavenly Father would want me to do.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family with generations of Latter-day saint history. As a child, I didn't understand the gift I was given. I grew up going to church and keeping the commandments. When I left home to go to a church school, I was fortified by the teachings and examples of my parents and other relatives. Since I've moved away from my family and into an area that is not predominantly Latter-day saints, I've fallen back on the testimony of my youth several times. My testimony has been strengthens further as I have learned about my ancestors that made huge sacrifices to come to the United States to find freedom in life and religion. I'm humbled by the cost it took for me to be here, living this wonderful life. I reflected daily on my friends and neighbors who do not have the gospel of Jesus Christ in their lives. The world is very confusing and scary at times. I'm so grateful that I KNOW what to teach my children. The examples of the other Latter-day Saints in my ward and area help me and advise me daily on how to protect myself and my family from the evils of the modern world. We are blessed with modern day comforts and plagued with modern day temptations.

How I live my faith

I learned to play the piano from age 5. Even though I was talented in playing classical music, I never had the opportunity to play in church. My newest calling is the Relief Society pianist. I am terrible!!! Each week, I tremble as I hide behind the piano. But slowly, I am getting better. I have had a lot of callings in the church, so it's funny that this one challenges me so much. Even though it's a seemingly small calling, I have seen blessing and miracles happen as I have played. Music is such a powerful testifier of the spirit.

What is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' attitude regarding homosexuality and same sex marriage?

Angie
Many people get upset that Latter-day Saints are against homosexuality and same sex marriage. Since it is a heated topic in the world, we get a lot of attention. I believe that everyone has individual temptations that other people don't understand. The problem with homosexuality and same sex marriage is that it is giving in to temptation and displaying for the world to see. As church members, we believe that the family is the basic unit of society. Homosexuality is not about families. I feel sorrow when I think about the families and children that will never be because someone who believes that's not what their Heavenly Father had planned for them. Show more Show less