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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a mother of three children. I live in Michigan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom to three little children, ages 6, 3, and 1. My husband is an Emergency Medicine resident. I'm from Utah and he is from Montana, and we met at Brigham Young University. I graduated from BYU with a bachelors; I absolutely love BYU and could sing its praises all day. We are living in Michigan, far from family, but we love the people here. I like to bake, and my sisters and I have a cooking website, The Sisters Cafe (thesisterscafe.com). I like to have friends over to learn how to bake. I feel happy when I get to share this skill with others who want to learn it. I also enjoy reading, gardening, sewing, volunteering in my son's 1st grade class, and I'm currently trying to teach myself how to play the piano.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were active members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and so I grew up with its teachings all my life. However, I didn't just 'inherit' the Church and stay a member by default. I knew from a young age that the Church was true. All my life I have had small experiences with the Holy Ghost that have strengthened my conviction more and more. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me how to find meaning in my life. It keeps my daily activities from seeming mundane because I can see the big picture of what my 'work' is: to nurture my children and teach them to choose the right and trust in God, to support and love my husband, to create a home that is a haven for my family. Sometimes it's a sacrifice to do all the things I know I need to do. But a knowledge of WHY I am doing these things helps me have the courage and faith to do them.

How I live my faith

For the past three and a half years I have been the president of the girls' youth program (ages 12-18) in our congregation. I teach them a lesson on Sundays (about how to apply various gospel principles into their lives) and plan meaningful and fun activities for them on Wednesday nights. I have developed strong relationships with my girls; I care about them and am interested in their lives, and I want them to find the happiness that I know can only come through following Jesus Christ. It has been a blessing to me to serve these young ladies. I try to live my faith by reaching out to others in friendship. I am friends with my neighbors and like to chat with them and bring them home-made bread and treats just for fun. I volunteer in my son's 1st Grade classroom because I like to get to know his classmates and his teacher. Every month I visit a few ladies in my congregation, just to friendship them and support them. Last month I helped one of the women paint her home. After serving her, I felt a sense of happiness and fulfillment. I think that is what Christ was referring to when He said, "whosoever will lose his life for my sake shall find it."