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Hi I'm Aubree

I LoVe music. I am a piano and vocal instructor, but my favorite title is mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I studied Nursing in college, but as soon as motherhood came along I wanted to find an occupation that allowed me to stay at home with my kids. I am a mom of 3 and that job title has proved to be the most challenging, but most rewarding title I own. My husband and I moved to Arizona pretty much right after we got married. We love raising our children here. Moving here felt like we were moving home....although my husband had never lived in this state before. We love our community and the people in it. I have been able to get to know a lot of children in this area by pursuing my passion for music. I love teaching music to all ages. I teach piano and vocal lessons both out of my home and out of a studio. I love that my children get to hear music floating through the air most days of the week. I know that eventually I will go back to college and complete my dream of becoming a Certified Nurse Mid-Wife, but that will have to wait until all my children are in school all day themselves. I realize my most important roles are that of a mother and wife. I am still an individual though, and I'm grateful I've been able to use the talents my Heavenly Father gave me as a creative outlet. Teaching music allows me and my students to grow and develop. I feel privileged to share my passion with others and have a dang good time while doing so. There is much happiness and satisfaction to be had in this life and I'm grateful I have figured out what that means to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised LDS, but at some point everyone has to gain their own testimony. I remember I was 17 at the time I truly decided to put Moroni's challenge to the test. I knew I had to pray and ask if the Book of Mormon was true. It was the first time I had read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and at the time I was in a private school that didn't allow for much privacy. I decided to go into the restroom where I could be alone. As I knelt down on the bathroom floor I could barely finish the sentence "Heavenly Father, is the Book of Mormon true?" because a burning sensation came over me. Tears started dripping down my face as I humbly realized that I knew the answer before I uttered the question out loud. I was so calm, felt so warm, and felt such incredible love to know that Heavenly Father knew me, Aubree, and wanted to answer my prayers. I knew in that instance that the Book of Mormon truly was the word of God. I also realized the meaning of the Lord's words "If ye love me, keep my commandments." I had made some bad decisions in my life, but knew that I could repent and through my Savior's atonement I could change and be forgiven for my mistakes. I vowed after gaining this testimony that I would always strive to show my Father in Heaven that I truly do love Him by keeping His commandments. I know I fall short some days, but I try to invite the Holy Spirit into my life daily. I am so happy because I have gained this testimony. I am a Mormon because I prayed about it and could not deny that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I love the Book of Mormon and I know on the days I read from it's pages are so much better than the days I fail to do so. Daily scripture study, prayers to my Father in Heaven, and service within the church are what help me to continue following my Savior's gospel. I feel my Savior's love in all the world around me, and I'm so grateful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have the opportunity to work with the young women in my church. I specifically get to teach and spend time mentoring girls that are ages 14-16yrs of age. They are such a joy to work with. I help them to plan and carry out activities that will better the community and help them grow their testimonies. We meet together once during the week for and hour and a half and then on Sunday for 1 hour. I am blown away by these girls testimonies and love being able to spend time with them. I also live my faith by attending church every Sunday. It is just what I need to make it through the next week with an eternal perspective. I try to read the Book of Mormon daily, attend the temple as often as possible, and speak with my Heavenly Father through daily prayer. All of these things help me to be a better person and to look Heavenward. They make me happy and I know if I hold on to my faith I will be eternally happy.

How can faith in Jesus Christ influence us in our marriages and family relationships? in our friendships?

If you have faith in Jesus Christ you will strive to become more like Him. When you get married to someone who also has faith in Jesus you are choosing to marry someone who is on a similar journey to your own. By trusting and having faith in your spouse, you have the opportunity to grow closer to God and in turn grow closer to one another. Picture you at one of the bottom points of a triangle, your spouse on the other bottom point of a triangle, and God at the top point of the triangle. When you are both trying to life a faith filled life you become closer to one another by becoming closer to God. If you have the same goal, you will be better equipped to face the challenges that come upon all marriages. You have to trust one another, and trust God. Show more Show less