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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a 6 foot tall, foster child loving, imperfect mother, learning about forgiveness and... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was younger, my mom put me into all sorts of classes to learn new things. I took sewing lessons, babysitting classes, cooking classes, Piano, and flute lessons. She sacraficed to put me into those sort of activities, and I've been able to use all of these things throughout my life. I've been able to watch children in my home as an extra income, teach flute lessons, play piano in church, sew clothing, and I still might not be a gourmet cook but even those cooking classes came in handy. I like to stay busy, to the dismay of my husband at times. I still love learning new things. I also like to do volunteer work, go on dates with my husband, plan family activities, talk to my family on the phone each day, and hang out with my friends whenever possible. I'm a foster mom and my husband and I are in the process of adopting a foster daughter. With this adoption we will have a total of 5 children. I have a few part time jobs to help pay for groceries and fun money. Two days a week I help book and attend weddings for my families wedding venue. I have a food storage business, and I'm a physical therapist 14+ hours a week for an extremely neat lady who happens to be a parapalegic. I enjoy doing all of these part time jobs, but I've enjoyed working as a physical therapist immensely. My hobbies are singing in the ward choir, digital scrapbooking, planning fun get togethers with friends/family, and taking mini vacations with my husband/family whenever possible.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm LDS (Mormon) because I've experienced my own personal feelings of peace and certainty that this is the true gospel. There were a few years when I didn't have that certainty of being a member or whether it was the true church. I very much wanted to know and be absolutely sure. I think it took me a little longer than most people to gain a testimony but I have such a strong testimony now and share it with anyone whenever the opportunity presents itself. Prayer is such a wonderful thing because it opens up a direct line to God just like you're picking up a phone to talk, making it possible for me to just ask him. I came to a point in my life that I felt if I truly wanted to know, I was going to need to ask Heavenly Father and put this church to the test. I feel like my prayers have been answered time and time again. I have felt his love for me, especially during rough times in my life. I am a Mormon, and I'm so happy to be member of his church.

How I live my faith

I'm not the greatest singer but I love singing in the ward choir. In our ward choir we have a lot of fun joking around with one another. We learn beautiful song arrangements and are able to perform them for the congregation. I have a ward calling as Primary Teacher of the 8-9 years olds. Each Sunday I get to sit with these children and teach lessons about Christ's church, and I teach from both the Bible and the Book of Mormon. I love getting to tell these kids how much Heavenly Father loves them and how neat and wonderful He and I think they are. We learn in Primary Sharing Time where all the kids meet together and recite scripture, one child gives a mini lesson/talk to the rest of the children in sharing time each week, and we learn knew songs to sing. Can't forget welcoming any visitors each week or recognizing birthdays. Sharing Time is such a blast! I'm also what our church calls a visiting teacher. There are four ladies in my ward that I visit each month. Some of the ladies I visit like to have a short lesson each time I come, and the others just like having an adult conversation or a friend they can talk to. As a visiting teacher, I get to stay close to a few of the women in my ward and we become great friends. I make sure they are doing okay and make sure they are being taken care of. I do my best to help strengthen them during their times of need.