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Hi I'm Amy

I had all brothers and was blessed with all sons. I'm a writer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up the only girl in a house of boys. My mom didn't count because she's a lady. I'm still the only girl in a house of boys. I'll probably never reach true lady status because ladies don't climb ladders to clean out gutters and trim trees, and they certainly don't use a table saw or fix drywall. I decided after I realized I'd always be the only girl that I like the color pink (sort of), I'll wear skirts even when it's not Sunday and I need a pedicure once in a while. I don't like to cook but do it almost every day because I'm a mom and I think good nutrition is important. I love physical activity like bike riding, kickball, hiking, tree climbing, yard work and about anything else that puts wind in my hair, the sun on my face and bruises on my knees. Okay, maybe I wouldn't mind forgoing the bruises. I don't always have the stamina to do the things I love anymore because when my kids were young I developed a heart problem. I still like to spend time outside but a lot of the time I do it sitting in a chair with my computer in my lap while I write stories.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints before I was born so I was raised in this church. However, the reason I continue to go to the Mormon church is because the doctrines it teaches help me live a better, happier life. It also helps me like myself more and find more purpose in being, which fights depression. When I work to live the teaching of my church I feel closer to my Heavenly Father and I feel His spirit guiding me especially when I'm in a hard situation or ask for help. I don't want to imagine how difficult my life would be without the guidance I get from the Holy Spirit. I know that if I continue to do my best and endure to the end even when things are rough that Heavenly Father will bless and help me.

How I live my faith

I serve as one of the leaders in our congregations women's group. I sometimes teach lessons on Sunday and sometimes help plan evening meetings (sort of like a ladies night out) and other times I lead the music or help with the piano (no I can't really play piano but it's programmed to play the songs by itself if someone pushes the correct button and that I can do). I think most of the time it's the small things that define our life and our faith. I live my faith by trying to be a good mom and faithful wife. I live my faith by doing my best to be a good neighbor and by forgiving others when they're mean (and I try to remember that the meanest people are usually embarrassed or hurting). I live my faith by making an extra effort to not just go to church but to get there on time and by doing my best to make sure my boys are dressed in clothes that would help them want to be reverent. I live my faith by all the little nice things I try to do everyday because I think smiling at someone at the grocery store is of similar importance as being honest if the cashier gives you too much change because I have days when I need a smile and a friend more than anything else.