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Hi I'm April

It is true; redheads are feisty and I am no exception. I am a mother of five and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In High School, I was voted, “Most likely to be on Saturday Night Live”. I never made it, but sometimes my life as a mother of 5 young children is just as unpredictable as live television. I went to college in Hawaii, Jerusalem and Provo, Utah. I graduated with a degree in Psychology and Communications. I taught piano lessons for nine years and now teach my own kids. I love to learn new things. When I was a teenager, my Grandparents got divorced. Since then, my parents and my other set of Grandparents have also gotten divorced. These experiences have helped me realize how fragile our family relationships are and to place a higher priority on family than I otherwise would have. Whenever I take all my kids on outings, people ask me, “Are these all your children?”. I answer with a proud, “YES”. I want the world to know that I love my children. I chose to be a mother because I wanted to; not because I couldn’t do anything else. Family is everything.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because when I was young, my Mother wanted to take my brother and I to a church. My Dad had been baptized into the LDS church when he was eight, but had not been in years. He told my Mom to go and try the Mormon Church. We went and my Mom began meeting with the missionaries. She was eventually baptized and a few years later, my Dad also came to church with us. I was taught by my parents and church teachers about the principles of the gospel. It is an amazing thing to know that God lives and that he cares what I do with my life. It is an amazing thing to recognize his hand in my daily blessings. It is an amazing thing to feel the love of my Savior and to be able to repent of my sins because of his atoning sacrifice. I’m a Mormon because I know everyday can and should be better than the day before.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by running. I run on dirt, on the road, in the rain, on a treadmill, in the pool, sometimes even when I am sleeping. The actual running part actually doesn’t have much to do with my faith, but it is what happens when I am running. I pray and I wait for God’s answers. I think of things I can do to make life better for my family. I ponder on things I can do to show love to my friends and neighbors. I ask the Lord to forgive me for things I could do better. As I run, I realize all of my blessings and I feel the love of my Savior. I live my faith by acting on my impressions that I gain during my run. I’m a runner. I’m a Mormon.