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Hi I'm Elly

I'm a southern girl. I'm a ballet dancer. I'm a wife and mother of two sweet boys. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Texas girl. I grew up dancing and have a passion for the arts. I attended an arts high school in North Carolina for ballet and went on to perform in college and then professionally in New York City. There's nothing like the rush of being on stage after putting in all of the hard work in the studio to prepare. I am also a Pilates instructor and enjoy teaching and learning in all aspects of my life. I met my husband in the Big Apple and we loved dating and being newly weds there. There is a contagious energy in the city that I thrive on. We had our first son there and I enjoyed being a city mom, with so much to explore, see and do. We went back to school in Indiana and now my husband is starting a new career path in beautiful Colorado. Though we just moved here, we love the culture, outdoors, and friendly people in the area. Though I hope to teach ballet and Pilates part-time in the future, I am thrilled that I get to be home with my two little men. It's those little moments with them every day that make my life so rich!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the Holy Spirit which I have felt throughout my life. It has testified to me on countless occasions of the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. It fills my soul and brings me joy and I know that my Heavenly Father knows and loves me and has a plan for me. I have felt this witness as I read the Book of Mormon, listen to fellow members in church meetings, pray, and hear the words of a living Prophet and apostles, that give us guidance and counsel from our Heavenly Father. I have been guided and comforted in times of trial or danger by the still small voice of the Holy Spirit. As I study and pray to understand more fully the principles of this gospel, my mind is opened to a greater understanding and the Holy Spirit teaches me. Without that guidance, I feel lost and I yearn to feel of my Savior's love. By living the principles of the Gospel, my life is full and rich. Though not perfect by any means, I feel purpose and joy in this amazing journey of life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in all that I do. First, and most importantly, by treating my family the way that my Savior would. I strive daily to become a better wife and mother. My patience is often tested, but the Gospel teaches me to be Christ-like. I work and struggle to be more patient, selfless, kind, pure in heart and full of charity in my dealings with my family and everyone that I meet. I have the opportunity to teach the twelve and thirteen year old girls at church and they are wonderful! I teach them how to learn and grow their testimonies of the Gospel and to be good examples to their friends and peers. I share my love of my Savior and my testimony of the truthfulness of His gospel with them and I can feel their strength. They are beautiful inside and out and it is a joy to work with them. A friend and I also visit three women from our church each month and share a message about Christ with them. It has given me a chance to get to know these sisters through serving them. The friendships that grow from service truly are lasting and bring so much joy into our lives.

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! My mom calls us the "Mormon Christians" just to make it clear to everyone she meets. The name "Mormons" seems to be confusing to many, but our faith and teachings are all centered around Jesus Christ. We believe that he is our Creator, our King, our Savior and Redeemer. We believe that He is the source of all that is good and that He wants us to return to live with Him. We pray and worship in His name. And we believe that He was divinely appointed to be our ultimate example of Love and that He was called to redeem us from our sins. We believe the Book of Mormon to be another testament of Jesus Christ, which teaches us about His divine purpose in our Heavenly Father's plan. Show more Show less