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Hi I'm LeAnna

I'm a singer, painter, teacher, and a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 25 years old, and I'm married to my husband of almost 5 years. I just graduated from college a little while ago with my Early Childhood Education degree. Now, I'm a teacher of preschoolers with special needs, and I love my job! When I'm not working with kids, I enjoy spending my free time watching movies, camping, swimming, doing pilates, singing, painting and drawing... and of course, spending time with my busy hubby. I love reading science fiction and classics, and writing.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I didn't really have a true testimony until I went to college. My first year there, I found myself wondering why it was that I believed what I did, and even doubting whether or not it was true. This being a dark and confusing time in my life, I turned to Heavenly Father in prayer. I wanted to know Him, and to feel if He really was there. I went to a neighborhood park one evening, and knelt on the grass in a secluded gathering of trees overlooking a huge field of early summer wheat. I sat there a long while, eyes closed, pleading out loud that I needed comfort, guidance and to feel my Heavenly Father's love. It didn't take long before I felt a strong feeling that I wasn't alone. Opening my eyes, I looked out over the waving grasses and gathering darkness. I gradually felt such a calming peace that I had never felt before. Although physically I was alone, I felt a warm presence enveloping me in a gentle, warm embrace. While no words came to my mind, I felt my Heavenly Father's love so strongly that tears came sliding down my cheeks and I couldn't help but smile. I felt as if my heart would burst with this lightness within it. I finally knew for a fact that He was and is there. I can never, never doubt it again. That night truly changed my life forever.

How I live my faith

Each Sunday, I contribute my part by directing the music at church. Sometimes it doesn't seem like I do much except wave my arm, but I do enjoy it. There's something beautiful about being able to look at the faces of each member of the congregation as they sing hymns about the Savior, and Heavenly Father. Each hymn is such poetry, it's like a beautiful choreographed prayer among the congregation. I love it.