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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in a small town and I'm still a small town girl, thinking that's the best place to raise my daughters! I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I went to college after high school and got my BA in English, and didn't think I would ever go to school again. Now, almost 20 years later, I'm going to graduate school (online) to get my Master's degree! I hadn't planned on needing to further my education, but I am so glad I'm getting to it now! I'm a happy mother to three gorgeous and fun daughters (ages 6, 10, & 12) and I love and adore my second husband!

Why I am a Mormon

I "grew up" Mormon, but when I left home for college, it became a choice of whether I was going to stick with it instead of it being contingent on living in my parent's house! I pursued other interests for a while, but it always seemed the "most right" for me, and I always felt like I had insights in knowing the gospel that not everybody had. I love taking my family to church and I love the guidance we receive from inspired leaders. Even my local leaders always seem to know what I need and I don't have to ask! I also like the fellowshipping and "instant friend" feel of going to church, wherever it may be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example to those around me. I teach at a high school, and some of the kids can be rough, but I let them know I care about all of them and I like them regardless of whether we share a religion. I'm showing them that just because I'm a Mormon, it doesn't mean I'm "boring" or "preachy" all the time. My girls are also being raised to have fun but harbor a respect for God and realize they have responsibilities in the church and in our family. We want to be with each other forever, so we do our best to keep the commandments!

What is done with the tithing that Mormons pay?

I pay tithing because I know if I do, I will have enough money for all of the the things I need! It may sound weird, but budgeting for tithing has always made everything else work out! Tithing is used to build meetinghouses and temples around the world and I'm proud to contribute my part to that! Show more Show less