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Hi I'm Amy Aubuchon Sillivan

I am a wife and a mother of five incredible kids. I am a businesswoman. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was growing up, my family moved about every three years. I never liked having to always be the new girl in school and decided when I got married, I would stay in one place. I married my husband who lives in the same small town he was born in and has lived his entire life. He doesn't even like to travel! I didn't mean it quite that literally!! We lost our first child, a boy, stillborn at 34 weeks and I also have had three other miscarriages. My cousin asked me once, "How could I try again after losing my first child?" She had also lost her first child in the second trimester and feared going through such pain again. I told her, "How can I not?" My faith that my Heavenly Father knows what is best for me is what I had to rely on to get me through these trials. We have been so blessed with five beautiful children, four of which are GIRLS! I am a very active mom. I have kids in college, high school, junior high school and grade school. No more babies:( I am also a businesswoman and own two businesses with approximately a dozen seasonal employees. I also help my husband with two businesses that he owns. We juggle our businesses and serve our clients well but we live for our kids and our Savior's work. We try to never miss a ballgame, band performance, school play or parent luncheon. Someday my husband and I would like to serve a mission together. Maybe then I'll drag him, kicking and screaming, to a far away land.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life. Growing up I felt a great loyalty to the church, but I did not tell anyone that I was a Latter-day Saint. I didn't have my own testimony until I was in my 20's. I do not have a dramatic conversion story to tell but I have known the joy that living the gospel has brought into my life. Now, everyone knows that I'm a Mormon. I have had many opportunities to see the Lord at work. Some people don't believe in miracles but I think they happen everyday. Some are small and some are large but miracles DO happen. Heavenly Father is aware of each of His children and wants to help us if we will turn to Him. I know that Heavenly Father knows who I am and that He hears my prayers. Even though my prayers are not always answered in the way that I would want them to be answered, they are always answered in the way that has been best for me and my family.

How I live my faith

I hope that everything that I do reflects how I believe. I hope that my family, friends, associates and neighbors know that I am a disciple of Jesus Christ by how I live my life. Being honest, kind and loyal does matter. I love to have fun and I'm a pretty spontaneous person. I work with the youth and I want them to see that there is so much good in the world and so many ways to have fun without having to turn to alcohol, drugs and promiscuity. I want all young people to feel loved and accepted. If someone is looking for an easy church to belong to, this isn't it! But there is a feeling of peace that comes from following Jesus Christ, serving one's fellowman and doing what is right!

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Amy Aubuchon Sillivan
This is an interesting question that I have actually had asked of me many times. I think that some people have the misconception that Mormon women are subserviant and that they are required to remain "in the background". This is not the way the Church works. Women serve in leadership positions in every Ward/Branch around the world. While it is true that women do not hold the priesthood, this does not give women any less importance in the Lord's church. Men and women have different roles in life and in Church service. The Church could not function without both parties doing their respective duties. Women hold positions as presidents and counselors over organizations, teach classes and attend council meetings where their opinions and ideas are equally considered. I have held many positions in the Church and have learned many leadership skills such as: delegation and organization. I have used these skills in my business life and my home life. I have never felt "unequal" to any man in the Church, including my husband. He treats me as his equal, his helpmeet, his partner. Show more Show less