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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom to three boys! They keep me busy running around but I love them and the adventures we have on a daily basis :) I never really thought about having kids growing up but I can't believe how unbelievably hard it is to try to raise honest, good children. It is fulfilling and difficult but I am grateful for the chance I have to stay home with them as my Mom wasn't able to do the same for my brothers and I. I was born and basically raised in Colorado. I say "basically" because my bio Mom moved us around a lot. After my parents divorced, she remarried a drug addict/dealer and was involved in some unsavory activities herself. When I was about to start fifth grade, she asked whether my brothers and I would like to go live with my Dad... her one moment of unselfishness that I am forever grateful for! By this time my Dad had remarried an amazing person who has been the kind of mother that every child deserves, and was baptized. I took the discussions and was baptized right before my 12th birthday and can honestly say that the difference in my family is pretty awesome. Obviously that is not to say there haven't been ups and downs... my brother is a drug addict and has been in and out of prison, my biological mother has never really been in my life since I was 11-years-old, etc. But I wouldn't change my upbringing for the world. It has shaped me into the woman I am today and I obviously wouldn't want to change that ;)

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized at the age of twelve. I have loved the association of fellow LDS members and the knowledge that we are here to try to be better, to work to become more like our Savior and to understand that life isn't easy but all of this hard work will make me happier. I am grateful for Joseph Smith and the courage it would have taken to withstand all of the trials he and his family suffered through. I am amazed at the strength of the pioneers and truly admire them. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is a family oriented organization. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I am sealed for time and all eternity to my husband, my children, my parents, and beyond. I know that my Savior lives. That he died for me. That I am not perfect (nor will I ever be). That through him I am able to repent when I have done wrong. That I will be able to return to live with my Heavenly Father again if I live according to the commandments and the covenants I have made in the temple.

How I live my faith

I find that living my faith is ever evolving. Sometimes I am amazing and read my scriptures every day! :) Other times I think, "Oh! I haven't picked them up this week at all!" I try to recommit myself constantly to being the best member that I can. I have worked with women of the church organizing activities like craft nights, dinners for women who are single mothers or widows, etc. I have worked with the young women which was fulfilling but terrifying.... I haven't been 12-years-old for 18 years! I'm sure they thought I was suuuupppeeerr old ;) It was time consuming but so much fun. I taught lessons to them on Sundays and we had activities during the week. I am a visiting teacher. This is a great opportunity to spend time with women outside of church and to see where they may have a need in their life.