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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a graphic and web designer. I'm a work-at-home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I attended college at Brigham Young University in Idaho. I studied and received my Bachelor's Degree in Art, with an emphasis in Graphic Design. My very first semester there, I met the boy who is now my husband (and best friend). My interests have always revolved around art and soccer. I had dreams of playing soccer at a university level, but after 3 knee surgeries, I realized I would never be able to play soccer again... I felt like my life had fallen apart - because at that point, soccer was my life - but I'm so grateful that on a whim I decided to attend BYU-Idaho. I love soccer, but I wouldn't trade it or anything else for the chance opportunity that lead me to meet my husband and eternal companion. My husband and I married while we were finishing up our degrees, graduated at the same time, and moved to a new home. Now we are the proud parents of a sweet baby boy who is 9 months old. I am a stay-at-home mom, working part-time as a graphic designer for a web development company. I love that I get to use my degree in a job that I enjoy every day, but even more I love that I get to be home with my son and be there to teach him and nurture him as he grows. I know being a mother is the most important thing I will ever do.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon for a lot of reasons. One of them is that nothing in my life makes as much sense to me as the doctrine and principles this Gospel teaches. I like to think of myself as a very fair-minded and logical person, and looking at the bare bones teachings of the Mormon church and actually applying those teachings have proven to me, again and again, that nothing else will give me this kind of true and lasting happiness - nothing. You don't have to even be a believer in Christ to acknowledge the the person He was is one to be admired and emulated. And just glancing at the teachings of the Mormon church will tell you that, whatever else you may have heard about this church, it's principles are founded upon the examples and teachings of Jesus Christ - no logical person can deny that. That is one reason I am a Mormon. Every part of my body and soul wants to be like Christ, and I know that being a Mormon will make me more like Christ than anything else. But even that is not enough. Simply because it helps me be Christ-like is not enough for me to devote my whole life to living this Gospel. Another reason - and probably THE reason - that I am a Mormon is because I have done everything I can possibly think of to find out if it is true, and I know, without a doubt, that it is. I know because I have spent countless nights on my knees praying to receive some kind of an answer, to know for myself and not just because my parents believed it, really hoping and stretching every ounce of faith I had that I would get an answer. And I did. It wasn't like a bolt of lightning struck me, but it was the subtle, beautiful peace that comes over you when you hear a beautiful song, and the softest words spoken to my mind that would be missed unless I was desperately looking for them - it is true. And it wasn't just once, I have asked many times, because just once isn't enough. My faith in God is why I'm a Mormon, my faith that he answers my prayers. And He answers all of our prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. One of them is by my calling - which is a position I have voluntarily accepted. My calling is to help teach the 8 year old young women in our ward. They have different teachers for Sunday school, but twice a month, during the week, I am in charge of having an activity with them where we pass off goals such as service, learning to teach, learning about finances, cooking, physical activity, and dozens of other spiritual and non-spiritual things. I love this calling and how it helps me to have leadership skills and be able to socialize with and teach these sweet young ladies. Past callings I have had have strengthened me so much and made me prepared for the future... I have taught weekly Sunday classes on the New Testament, Marriage and Family Relations, and Family History. I have served as a counselor with other women whose responsibility it was to help women we saw that were struggling - whether financially, physically, spiritually, or if they just needed a friendly smile and someone's shoulder to cry on. I have served as a nursery leader, while I was pregnant (which was very good preparation for my little one, haha) and loved every moment with those sweet children who taught me so much about how I should try and be more humble and loving and forgiving. Another way I live my faith is by visiting ladies in our ward once a month, preparing a spiritual message to share, and just trying to get to know them better. It is amazing how much a simple 15 minute visit can change someone's whole day - as I've learned when I have had ladies visit me each month and lift me up when I'm feeling down. I have formed bonds and friendships with these women that I never would have had without my faith. I also try to live my faith daily, by praying at each meal, with my husband each morning and night and individually before bed. I read from the Bible or the Book of Mormon each night with my husband and together we discuss how the things we read apply to us.