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Hi I'm Angie

I'm a stay-at-home mom of three. I love baking, playing sports, chocolate, and reading. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life. The simple pleasures are more than I deserve: a cool breeze after a hot day, my children giggling, a creamy bite of ice cream or delicious home-baked bread, watching my daughter's eyes light up when she sees me, the thrill I feel in my heart as I listen to a familiar melody, the gratitude on a friend's face when I do an act of service, a beautiful sunset, getting my hands dirty weeding, finishing a good book, teaching my kids how to jump rope/cut with scissors/clean up the house, etc, the sense of satisfaction after finishing a project with my husband, watching my kids wrestle with Dad, smelling fresh cut flowers. All of these things and more make me happy. Life isn't always easy. We all have our hard times but the good times and the quiet moments of reflection on how good God really is--that is what sustains me.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a "mormon" all of my life. My parents were Mormons. Their parents were Mormons, etc. There came a time when I realized I was no longer doing the church thing for all of them. In my teens as I was given more responsibility in the church, leading my peers, I realized I was doing it for me. I realized that I did know it was true. All of it. And I still know it today. I cannot deny it. I know that God lives. I know that He loves each and every one of us. I know that Jesus Christ died for me and provided a way to return back to our Heavenly Father through the Atonement and the Resurrection. I know that Joseph Smith saw God, the Father, and Jesus Christ, and that Christ's gospel was restored to the Earth through him. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is God's only true church on the Earth today and that his prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, stands at the head of it as God's moutpiece on Earth today. I know that the Book of Mormon was translated by Joseph Smith and is a wonderful, true book, from our Heavenly Father. I know that it contains principles that will lead us to happiness and peace in this life and the life to come.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith each day by first and foremost, raising my children in the Gospel. That means to me: nourishing and loving them, teaching them right and wrong, playing with them, singing with them, and helping them grow up to be productive members of society who know who they are--children of God. In the church I serve the children as a secretary in the children's organization, the Primary. I also each month go and visit a few sisters who live nearby to see how they are doing, to see if they need anything, and to nourish them with "the good word of God." My husband has a calling or responsibility as a leader in our church and so I show my faith by supporting him in that role and by helping him do his best to serve those in our community. I try to show by my countenance and actions that I know there is a God in Heaven and that He loves me and every person.