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Hi I'm Adrianne.

I'm a teacher, a mother, a wife, a Colorado native, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It may sound corny to say that I'm a student of life, but I love to learn and I love to teach. Except for taking a break to serve a mission for the Church and now in my new job as a full-time mom (steep learning curve!), I've spent most of my adult life as a student, a teacher, or both. I teach languages, but I also enjoy learning about other cultures, people, art, music, natural science, and literature. Our Father in Heaven has made such a beautiful world for us, and we, His children, have done some amazing things with it over the years. My husband and I are blessed to live in a beautiful, peaceful place in the world, and we're excited to introduce our new son to the good things that life has to offer.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed to have been raised by convert parents with a powerful belief in Jesus Christ and the Restored Gospel. Growing up I asked lots of questions, and while they always encouraged me to ask in prayer and find my own answers from Heavenly Father, it wasn't until I early adulthood that my faith began to be tested. I began to have problems with my health, and I wondered why a loving God would let me suffer like this. I had to search deep and pray with sincerity to find the answers. My health problems haven't gone away, but here's some of what I've learned for myself: God lives. He loves us like a father, because He is our Father. Jesus lives, and He, as God's perfect Son, loves us and understands us perfectly, and He has power to comfort us in our trials. The Restored Gospel gives me "eternal perspective"; I understand where my joys and my trials fit in the grand scheme of things, and that if I follow Christ and His teachings I will be happy with my family in this life and after death.

How I live my faith

It sounds simple, but it's in the little things. I live my faith through praying, reading the scriptures, and being kind to the people around me. When I was younger I was really good at keeping line with the "thou shalt not" commandments, but I didn't always actively strive to be nice. Now I have a better understanding of the Gospel, and while I'm still doing my best at the "thou shalt nots", I strive to have Christlike love for the people around me (easier said than done some days!) I've learned that there is power in a smile, a hello, holding the door for someone whose hands are full, listening when someone has something they need or want to say. I mentioned before that I teach. This is my profession, but as a volunteer I also teach a lesson to our women's group at church once a month, and I truly enjoy doing it. I prepare a lesson, but so many times I end up leading a discussion because there is so much input. The women in our congregation have a wide variety of life experiences, and they are always willing to share what they know. They are a great example to my of how our try to live the religion in everyday life.