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Hi I'm Emily

I am a mother, wife and full time worker. My favorite pass time is spending time with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born and raised in Utah with my 6 other siblings. Sounds like the typical LDS family, but ours was different. We were a yours, mine and ours family. The Brady Bunch you might want to call us. My parents made sure from the get go that we all knew we were a family and that we felt that each person was important in the family puzzle. Times were not always easy, life usually is not a cake walk. I am thankful for those times when it seemed I was down on my luck, those are the times that I have grown the most. I work full time for a K-8 school in our area, it is such a blessing to work around children. I hope they know how grateful I am for the opportunity I have to interact with them daily. It blesses my life more than they will ever know. My husband and I are the proud parents of 4 kiddos, who are growing up so fast! Once all of our children leave the nest, I would like to go back to school to become a Kindergarten teacher. Those kindergarteners sure do melt your heart. They love you inspite of your outward appearance. They look on the heart. Some days I feel an overwhelming pressure to meet the demands of my children, my job, my husband. Then I remember that I can do anything with the Lord by my side. He helps me to make it through each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I made the decision to be baptized when I turned 8 years old. I will never forget the feeling I had as I was baptized and confirmed a Member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was one of my first experiences of feeling the spirit. It made my heart feel so happy and peaceful. As I became a teenager it was my goal to make my parents life a little bit easier. I was not always perfect, but I know that they knew that I had a very close relationship with my Savior. I am so grateful for the Atonement of Jesus Christ. Without this I would be lost and alone. I am thankful that he suffered, bled and died for me. I look forward to the day when I will be able to meet him face to face. I know that I will bathe his feet with my tears. I pray everyday that I will be able to be more Christlike and loving to everyone that I come in contact with. When I was around 7 years old, my parents took us on road trip back East to visit the historical sights. I will never forget how I felt when I visited the Sacred Grove. I know that Joseph Smith saw Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ face to face. Heavenly Father called him by name. He knows each of us by name. A young farm boy who was searching for the truth was able to find it and share what he learned with others, even though he was persecuted for sharing what he knew to be true. I know that we have a living prophet today upon the earth. It is amazing how many times as I listen to conference, or read the Ensign magazine that the talks or articles are exactly what I need to hear right then. It helps my testimony to grow. I am thankful for the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I learn so very much when I open them and read them. Our loving Heavenly Father knew that we would need this wise counsel in our day. Times would be hard and we would need something to help guide us back to him. I know that if I live my life the way I should that I will be able to see him someday.

How I live my faith

My job helps me to participate in the community. I love going to the grocery store and running into students who attend our school. They are so very precious. My smile has been one of my best assets in sharing my love with others. Sometimes it will be the only positive thing that a child or adult may see all day. It is not very hard to smile, but it can make someones day brighter. I serve with the 10-11 year old girls at church. We meet 2x a month and have activities that will help them now and in the future. Visiting teaching has been a blessing in my life. Once when my husband had lost his job, my visiting teacher showed up with a hug, some tears and a gift card to a local grocery store to help us out. I will forever remember how it made me feel to see her cry with me and for me. She is a real gem! I am blessed when I serve others. Sometimes it is our time to sit back and be served. I am thankful for the dear women who give of their time and talents to others daily. They serve quietly and without a any recognition. They are serving for the right reasons. I believe they will receive many precious blessings in heaven for all they do!

Are Mormons Christians?

This question always makes me ponder on how anyone could think that we are not Christians. We attend church weekly and renew our covenants by partaking of the sacrament in rememberance of our Savior Jesus Christ. We learn about him in the scriptures, lessons, conference talks. We do not go around telling the world of all of the Christlike acts of charity that we perform. We try to emulate our Savior by our examples. Each and everytime I kneel to pray I thank my Heavenly Father for my Savior and pray to be more like him each day. I know that he lives and loves each of us no matter what! Our job while on this earth is to become more like him. It takes work every minute of the day as we live in this world. Our Savior served others unselfishly. I have seen so much of that unselfish service from those of our Faith and those of other Faiths. Show more Show less