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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Until I was 21 my love and joy was dance. I danced with a pre-proffessional ballet company for over 10 years. After injuring my foot I decided to explore the rest of the world. I discovered that I love to oil paint, write children's books, read, learn and travel. Although, when I was 18 I rediscovered someone I had met in high school. We were head over heals for each other just like every good love story. He decided to serve a mission for the LDS church and I decided to wait for him to come back. Those two years were wonderful years even though we were apart. When he came home everything fell into place and we knew we had to be together forever. We got married, had several amazing adventures then embarked on the most fantastic adventure of them all: parenthood. We have the most amazing daughter and a son on the way. There is no amount of money, no opportunity, no career that could make me feel more perfectly content and joyful as being a mother does. I spend all day, every day with our daughter by choice and I wouldn't have it any other way. Our family loves spending time together and creating our own traditions. We love traveling and learning about the world and our country. We've traveled to England and France and my favorite spot, so far, is Bath, England. We love watching movies, singing at the top of our lungs, and making each other laugh.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church but I have had several experiences that have helped me understand why I continue to be a Mormon. My first memory of feeling Heavenly Father and my Savior's loves was when I was baptized at age 8. After I had been baptized my very young mind seemed to know that I had made a good decision. The Holy Ghost helped me understand that Heavenly Father was happy with my decision. For over 10 years I had a dear friend from whom I was inseparable during our teenage years. She and I both chose to live the standards set by the Mormon church. We encouraged each other to be our best possible self. As a teenager, I began to understand that the Mormon church works in a similar way. We are here to support and encourage those around us to live our lives in such a way that will make us the best we can be. As I have grown, I have seen how the gospel makes my life better. When I follow the commandments and strive to live a righteous life, I am happy and there is an element of peace that can be found no where else. I love the simplicity of the gospel. To me, living the gospel just makes sense. I have acquired a testimony of its teachings that is my foundation for everything I do. Because of my testimony, I have confidence in my self and my decisions. I know that I am a daughter of our Heavenly Father and we are all of great worth. He directed Joseph Smith in restoring the gospel in order to bring back many truths that had been lost. The restoration of the gospel has allowed us to learn about and grow closer to our Heavenly Father and our Savior. The blessings of being a member of the Mormon faith are not meant for one or even a few but for all. I love knowing that no matter my mistakes or weaknesses, I am loved by our Father in Heaven and by continual repentance I can be worthy to stand before Him one day.

How I live my faith

My family and I read daily from the scriptures, whether it be from the Bible or the Book of Mormon. Studying from the scriptures and prying daily help to remind me to focus on the important things of life such as family and remaining positive and faithful through trials. Every week I teach the children of our ward gospel principles and teachings of Jesus. I also begin and end every day with a personal prayer to share my gratitude with Heavenly Father. I often pray throughout the day when I am in need of guidance or help or to dimply help my organize my thoughts.