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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm a nurse, a mommy, a wife, and a musician. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Labor and Delivery nurse. I'm a musician. I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a cook, a seamstress, a reader, a homemaker. I worked in Labor and Delivery for 2 wonderful years, supporting my family while my husband studied and worked through the first 2 years of medical school. Now we've moved on along our path through medical school and I'm staying home with our 2 beautiful daughters. I never imagined the difficulty of transitioning from being a working mom to a full-time, stay-at-home mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who were already members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My parents were wonderful teachers, and encouraged me to discover the truth of the Gospel for myself. I have always believed that the teachings of the church are correct, and have prayed about them for myself on multiple occasions, and have often felt the peace of the Holy Ghost confirm the truth to me in my heart. I served a full-time mission teaching others about my church, and about all the Lord has in store for His children. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, because I know it's true, and because it blesses and guides my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday in my home. I have a picture of Christ in a place where I see it every day. I read the Bible and the Book of Mormon to help me be closer to God. I teach my children that God loves them and wants to bless them, and we read scriptures and pray together every day as a family. I teach the women in our congregation once a month, and love serving in this way. I also conduct our choir, which is such a fun challenge for me. I participate in women's meetings where we learn new skills, socialize, and serve each other. We recently tied quilts to give families in our area who are in need this winter. I'm learning to garden in our community garden, and I look forward to eating the veggies we raise! I served a full-time mission for 18 months where I told others about my church and faith, and saw first hand the joy the gospel brings to families and others seeking the truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

I am a Mormon woman, and I love it! Women are respected and defended by the leaders and members of our church. Growing up, I was strongly encouraged to get an education so that I could be a strong, smart, independent woman. I did, and chose to become a Registered Nurse. I have always been encouraged to be well rounded, to learn many different skills and to find joy in femininity. The church's Relief Society organization is the largest women's organization in the world. There women meet to strengthen each other, make friends and learn the gospel of Jesus Christ. As for staying home with the kids, it was a personal choice, to follow the counsel of my church leaders. And what a blessing it is to be able to be with my children through these early years, teaching them and playing with them! My Husband and I work together as a team in parenting our children. When I worked outside the home I worked nights and my husband would have to get up with our 3 month old and feed her during the nights I worked, until she started sleeping through the nights, regardless of whether or not he had school the next morning. He did it without complaint (ok, almost always, he is human). Husbands and wives are supposed to be a team. I believe that God created Men and Women to complement each other, to become perfect together. I need him and he needs me. Being a mom and a wife is way more fun, and more rewarding than any work I have ever done in my life. Show more Show less