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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a mother. I run, paint, bake in the desert sun, and dance in the living room. I'm creative, I'm an artist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of three beautiful daughters, and a sweet baby boy. I am a wife to an amazing man who exudes honesty and integrity. And, I am an artist. I paint and I hope my testimony and love of life's gifts and challenges comes through in my paintings.

Why I am a Mormon

I have descendants who sacrificed and suffered great afflictions crossing the plains and allowing their faith to guide their lives and actions. In-between then and now, some of this faith was lost and regained, but the stories, journals and legacy hold fast. My parents taught and raised me and my four siblings with truth and light by immersing ourselves in the gospel and actively participating in our local ward and stake. They are wonderful examples of what brings happiness and spreads goodness. I am lifted by my family and my ancestors, and I feel responsible to pass this legacy on to my four sweet children. And here I am in the middle, sandwiched between my faithful ancestors and my promising descendants. I am a Mormon because I feel, deep down to my very essence, that I have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves me. I have a Savior who atoned for my sins and imperfections, who also loves me dearly. And, I have the spirit as my constant companion to guide and comfort me through the trials of this mortal existence. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has given me access to this knowledge, and continues to make it present in my daily life. Without it, I don't know how to find happiness. Truth is joy, God is love, and happiness is mine if I but live as He would have me do.

How I live my faith

I have had opportunities to share my testimony and insight with the youth of our church, from three to 18 years old. It is such a delight to watch the strength, boldness, and good sweetness of the youth of this turbulent generation. They shine, and I love them for it. Today, I get to teach the four and five year old children. My faith is lived every day as my husband and I raise our four children. We seek to have the spirit a strong presence in our life with frequent prayer, regular scripture study, regular visits to the temple, and by dedicating our time and talents to the church by putting a full effort into our church callings and aiding and serving our fellow ward members in need.