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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a girly-girl who had 3 sons. I'm a hearing impaired diabetic, and I work to find the good in each day. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a girlyl-girl in the truest sense. I love shopping, cooking, crafting, and especially sewing! Ironically, I was blessed with a house full of boys! So now my life is balanced out with legos, sword fights, sports and scout activities, and endless video games. I've held many jobs over the years, but being a mother easily feels like my most important purpose. I'm grateful every day for my family and the chance to be with them. As an infant, I contracted a nearly fatal case of pneumococcal meningitis, an infection in the membranes of the brain. This left me completely deaf in one ear, although it was not discovered for a few more years. In my teen years I developed scoliosis, a curvature of the spine, and had to wear a stiff and bulky back brace through high school to halt its progress. Even now, my weak back and the pain I experience on a daily basis limits my ability to stand or walk for more than a few minutes. After the birth of my second child at the age of 29, I was diagnosed with an adult onset version of type-1 diabetes. I was 82 pounds at that time. I now use an insulin pump to better manage that aspect of my health.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always been a Mormon. When I grew old enough for possible doubts and questions to creep in, I had to rediscover my testimony in a more mature and independent way. Through scripture study, sincere prayer, and trying my best to live in obedience to the gospel, I slowly but surely knew this church was true. It was not so much a tangible proof of right, but rather an aversion to the alternative wrongs. I can honestly say that I have never been comfortable even considering any other lifestyle. I know for certain that I would not be where I am, or who I am without the standards and precepts that have guided me. Life is far from perfect, but through the gospel of Jesus Christ, through faith and the Atonement, I know I can do anything.

How I live my faith

I know that one of the purposes for life on this earth was to get a physical body. Mine seems to be the source of most of my trials. Sometimes it seems like there are more bad days than good. It is easy for me to be overwhelmed with discouragement and despair. A while back I decided that I was going to live my life despite the fact that I might be sick or hurting. I don't want to miss out on anything. So everyday I try to get out, socialize, attend activities within my church and community, and do good deeds. I've found that doing even small acts of service for other people keeps me from feeling too sorry for myself. Being around family and friends keeps me filled with faith for a better day.