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Hi I'm Amy

"I am a convert and a Southern girl at heart. I love to travel and I am an avid reader. I am a mother and a wife. I'm a Mormon."

About Me

I am the 2nd oldest of 5 kids. I am shy until you get to know me. I am a college graduate and worked for 20 years with an airline. I love to travel and spend time with family and friends. I am a mother to a wonderful boy that my husband and I adopted . He is the light of our life. I am currently a stay at home mom. I love to read and follow current events. I also love Country music and attending Sporting events with my family. My favorite sport is Baseball. I even collected baseball cards when I was younger. I have followed the motto better late than never in my life. I learned to do things later than most, riding a bike at 8, driving a car in my 20's, getting married later than some, etc. One of my greatest challenges in life has been struggling and learning to cope with a chronic illness. I have had many surgeries and hospitalizations over the years. In spite of this, I consider this disease to be a great blessing as it has helped me have more empathy and compassion for others. It is also humbling and has tested my faith and made it stronger. I am blessed with family and friends and my church family who have been there as a support.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. My mother had contact with the missionaries when I was a child and each time our family moved. The missionaries were sent to our house by one of my mom's friends from work.They taught the lessons to my parents first and we hid in the basement. They asked later to teach all 5 of us kids. I remember asking them a question about what happened to people who never had a chance to hear the gospel or learn about the Savior Jesus Christ and they quoted a verse in 1 Cor. 15:29"Else what shall they do which are baptized for the dead, if the dead rise not at all, why are they then baptized..." I couldn't believe my ears. This made perfect sense to me and felt like something I had heard before. I had asked this in our previous church and the teacher said that is not for us to know. We were so excited to read and learn more. I remember the missionaries challenging us to pray for ourselves to know if the church was true. I told them I already knew it was true , but I prayed anyway and felt such a warmth come over me. We were baptized later with my Mom. My Dad was baptized a few years later by one of my brothers. I am overjoyed to know that we are sealed together and can be a forever family if we are obedient to Heavenly Father's commandments and keep our covenants . The gospel means everything to me and I can't imagine where I would be in my life without it. It gives my life purpose as the Plan of Salvation explains where I came from , who I am and that I can live with my Father in Heaven again with my family after this life. I take great comfort in knowing this. I am thankful to know that we have a Prophet who is called of God and receives revelation and direction for the church. Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a way of life for my family. I know the gospel is true because of the answers I have received through prayer and the happiness that I feel in following it's teachings .

How I live my faith

I live my faith by having Family Home Evening Lessons with my family weekly. We usually have a short lesson and an activity or treat. Doing this helps strengthen our family and brings us closer. I have taught the children at church and also in the Nursery. I am a visiting teacher and I love this. It is a way to serve each other and to develop friendships. My husband and I also attend the temple to do sacred ordinances there. As a family we have participated in community service projects such as painting an elementary school library and sprucing up a neighborhood landscape. Recently I served as an Assistant Wolf Cub Scout Leader. This was a fun experience as I was able to work with my son in his first year as a Wolf Cub Scout, and learn about the Cub Scout program firsthand.