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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a wife, mother of 7 children, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married 29 years to my wonderful husband and we have 7 beautiful children. I truly love being a wife and mother. I freely admit I am far from perfect but I feel so blessed to have the chance to have a family. Life has not always been easy, in fact we have had some very difficult times-but there is nothing I would rather be doing, nothing that could be as significant or fulfilling as being a wife and mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who was very active in our LDS faith. I grew up believing the things I was taught and appreciating the church. There comes a time in everyone's life when their faith is tested and I definitely had to find out for myself what I really thought about the church. Did I believe it because I grew up with it and it was a tradition or was it really true? I had a crisis of faith and decided I must do what I knew needed to be done to find out. I had to really study the scriptures, messages of our prophets, pray, really live the commandments we have been given and put it all to the test. It took some changing because I had become lax about some things. It is the same process anybody has to go through who wants to know the truth, whether born in the church or not. As I disciplined myself to consciously live the commandments with exactness and honor, I would feel such a stab of joy in my heart and a feeling that heaven was smiling upon me, it would propel me forward to continue on in making more changes. I really felt like I was returning home. I knew the church was all true, not because I grew up with it, but because I had found out for myself that it was true through the Holy Spirit witnessing to my heart. The contrast between a life of little faith in Christ and an abiding hope and faith in Christ is so great, I never want to go back to that place again.

How I live my faith

I have been working with the children's organization in our church for the last two and a half years. I love it! The children are so great to be around. They are from three to eleven years of age. Their sweet faces, the funny things they say and do, their growing testimonies of the gospel all make me feel I am one of the luckiest people to be working where I am. Even though I personally don't really like getting up in front of people, I feel such purpose in sharing gospel stories and concepts to the children, that it has been a small price to pay, standing in front of a rather large group. There are so many dedicated people at church who feel the same way and give of their time and talents to build up those around them. It is a wonderful thing. Besides serving in the church, living my faith is very much a daily thing of reading the scriptures, praying alone and with my family, and trying to hold fast to the things I know are right-faith in Christ, hope, lovingkindness, virtue, and so many other values that bring true joy as you try to live them.