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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a gardener, a reader, a mom, a wife, a cancer survivor. And I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love to garden - it's one of my biggest joys in life. I'm a voracious reader and hit the library several times a week. I worked in IT for 18 years either helping out startup companies or working in project management. I'm now at home with my son. My husband is an accountant and we've been fixing up the foreclosure we bought and have lived in for the last eight years. I dream of getting around to doing the kitchen! I want to get better at knitting and playing the guitar. Four years ago I found a lump in my left breast - I was told that because of my age, my family history, and the fact that I'd just had a baby the chances were almost infinitesimal that it would be cancer. It was, and I had a bilateral mastectomy the night before my son's first birthday, followed by four months of chemotherapy. I'm still cancer-free and enjoying a new appreciation for the tender mercies the Lord shows to me every day.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church but stopped attending when I was 20. I spent the next twelve years living a life full of selfishness and devoid of spirituality. When I made the decision to come back to church my fiance (now my husband) saw the changes in me and the new peace and joy I had in my life. He started learning about the church and was baptized a few months later. Watching him learn about the church and seeing the power of the Holy Spirit in our lives reinforced the knowledge I had that I was back on the right path. My process of returning to church gave me an unshakeable testimony of the Atonement and my Savior's love for me. Going through cancer taught me how to lean on my Heavenly Father, and helped me to understand the infinite power and tenderness of His love. The support and love we've received from the members of our congregation has been overwhelming and a real anchor for us.

How I live my faith

One special thing I do in my church is organizing and facilitating ways to be of service to people in need, whether it's bringing a meal to a new mother or packing up a house for a move. I volunteer at my son's school and participate in Project Linus and food drive events throughout the year. I try to appreciate little miracles every day - anything from a good parking spot to a new rose opening up will get a "Thank you, Father!" out of me. I'm teaching my son to love the Lord and to have joy and confidence in the love He has for us.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being a Mormon, for me, is having the opportunity not only to be more aware of the Lord's place in my daily life, but to be an instrument of good in His hands. My religion is a part of who I am, and I pray daily that I will have the will and the power to strengthen my ties to Heaven. I want to acknowledge God's hand in my life, and be able to share my belief in His love for us with my son and my friends of all faiths. We are encouraged to have a personal relationship with our Father in Heaven and with Jesus Christ, and to live their teachings from the heart because it brings us true joy. Show more Show less