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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a student. I love music, writing, and making people laugh. I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom raising two spunky young daughters. My husband and I have been married for five years, each one more fun than the last. He makes us feel like we are the three most important girls in the world. I have found incomparable joy in loving and nurturing those closest to me. My roles of mother and wife have given me purpose and a true glimpse of my eternal purpose and divine nature. The longer I am a mother, the more I feel that I know myself and my Heavenly Father. I spent much of my young life wondering what I was supposed to be and seeking the approval of the world. It wasn’t until my first daughter was born that I realized this is what I was born to do. Being a mother has empowered me beyond measure and, despite the normal challenges of having a young family, it is never limiting, dull, or ordinary. I love to learn and find opportunities for growth in my everyday life. I thrive off of taking care of those around me. My husband’s work has recently moved us to a new city. On top of that transition, I have also made the decision to go back to school to finish the degree that I put on hold a few years ago to start our family. Lots of changes all around, and it is a work in progress figuring out how to balance church, school, and family. Collectively, though, these changes have brought us closer, and we are grateful for these opportunities to better ourselves and the world around us.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in an LDS home and slowly gained my testimony of the gospel through experiences that happened throughout my life – some big, some small. I remember vividly certain moments where I faced challenges and trials as a youth and either prayed for comfort or received Priesthood blessings and felt Christ’s love stronger than I ever had before. That love was tangible and I decided I was going to strive to have that feeling as often as possible. Life has brought challenges, both within and beyond my control, and the feelings of peace that the gospel of Jesus Christ brings are what keeps me grounded and helps me to have a proper perspective, avoiding getting “lost in the thick of thin things.” (One of my favorite quotes by our Prophet, President Monson.) The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me comfort and great joy. Without it, I might still be searching for the approval of the world, which will never bring me real happiness. I love knowing that I can pray to Heavenly Father and receive real answers to any question or concern that I have. I love knowing that I matter. Although my life may seem boring and rather ordinary to those on the outside, my knowledge of the gospel helps me to know that I am important and that my everyday actions and decisions are part of a beautiful plan that Heavenly Father has for me.

How I live my faith

Currently, I am living my faith by serving and spending time with the children in my ward, otherwise known as the Primary. I love to see their eyes light up as they learn a new gospel principle, and hear their sweet and simple tesimonies. Their hearts are pure and they are humble and teachable. As with most of the callings that I have had throughout my life, those that I am assigned to serve end up serving and teaching me far more than I have taught them. I am also a visiting teacher, which is a program set up for the women in our church to fellowship and lift each other up through teaching and talking about gospel principles. My visiting teachers have been some of my closest and most cherished friends. Ours is a church of service, and I have found great blessings in both serving and being the recipient of that service. It is what the gospel is all about. My faith motivates not only my church calling, but everything that I do. Ideally, all of my decisions would be motivated by my faith and testimony of the gospel. Of course being human, I fall short more often than not, but I am grateful for a gospel that teaches me that I can strive to become better each day.