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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up near the DC beltway, and now live in the WA wheat fields. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the oldest girl from a large and loving family. My dad worked for the CIA, and we moved all over the US growing up. This was a challenging but wonderful experience, and helped me be the person I am today. I taught elementary school until I had my first child, and now I get to stay home and teach my own kids - in my pajamas! I'm a wife and a mother of 3. I love my family! I like to try new recipes or curl up with a good book. I enjoy blogging and I'm learning photography. Home is my favorite place to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church with a great legacy of Mormon pioneer ancestors, but I learned that each person must blaze their own trail of testimony for themselves. No one else could do it for me. I sought after that testimony, to know if this church was true, through prayer and by studying the scriptures (especially the Book of Mormon). My answer came so powerfully and certainly, I could never deny it. Christ lives and loves me. He is MY Redeemer. I continue to work at building and strengthening that testimony each day! This life isn't easy. It's full of challenges, heartaches and disappointments, but the knowledge I have of the truths of the gospel bring such joy and peace and purpose into my life. Each day is a gift from our Father in Heaven. I am a child of God, and have a purpose here on the earth. I feel honored to be a woman, to be a wife, and to be a mother.

How I live my faith

I love how our Church encourages us to follow Christ by serving others. Every single member is given the opportunity to help someone else. I love serving my family. It's not always the easiest or most glamorous work, but it is an important one. I'm grateful I get to stay home with my children. My husband and I work hard to be their most positive influences. I also have the privilege to teach the 12 and 13-yr-old girls in our congregation on Sundays, as well as helping provide opportunities for them to learn and serve (and have fun) during the week. They are such good and strong girls, and such great examples to me! I also love visiting with the women in our church and hearing about their challenges and triumphs. When we share our testimonies with one another, we always come away with a deeper love for each other and for the Gospel of Jesus Christ.