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Hi I'm Andi

I'm a 26 year old mother of 2 boys. I love dirt track racing and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Andrea. I'm 26 years old and the mother of 2 boys under the age of 2. If you had told me 5 years ago - that I would be married with 2 kids at this point in my life - I would have thought you were crazy. I married my best friend when I was 21 after only knowing him for about 9 months (6 of which we were engaged). We were married in Atlanta near our families and all of our friends. Our wedding was small but very lovely. Before that I spent 3 years at University working towards a degree that I still to this day have not completed. Shortly after getting married - I began working for an amazing Orthopedic group here in Atlanta. I loved my job very much and it turned out that I was actually pretty good at it. I love meeting new people and having a small part in making their day better. After 4+ years at that job and 2 kids later - we decided that I should stay home to raise our boys. This has not been an easy road as they are only 12 months apart. I love my boys very much but money is very tight and our days are very messy and I don't feel the "pat on the back" of a job well done every day. In my "free time" or on weekends - I like to go to the races - no not Nascar. My family is involved with Sprint Car Racing. We travel around the southeast with our drivers. I love being able to do this. It is so much fun. This is also a small way that I can get out of the house and meet new people.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church. My small family didn't always have Family Home Evening or fast on every Fast Sunday. My parents didn't even sit us down to share their testimonies with us. They didn't have to. My brother and I knew that our parents had a testimony of the church through the way they interacted with other people. We traveled a lot with racing and my dad was always traveling as a salesman for a big corporation so we spent quite a lot of time together in unfamiliar places with new people. When I was about 17 I decided that I needed to know for myself if the Church was true. I memorized a pamphlet that the Church had put out called "The Living Christ". I practiced at school with a friend for weeks and alone at home. That time was so amazing for me. I was able to step back and feel the power that was in those words from true men of God. I was able to feel their testimony so strongly through those words that I did what James said to do (James 1:5). "If ANY of you lack wisdom - let him ask of God". That's what I did. I prayed. Not just once - but over and over. I KNEW - correction - I KNOW that those words are true. I know without a doubt that God lives; he sent his Son, our brother, here to die for us so that we can return to live with him. I know that God loves us and he wants us to love each other. Not just now - but he wants us to love each other forever. That’s how I know that families can be together forever. My God would not let me love these people this much – just to take that love or that bond away from us. He wants us to be the best we can – so that we deserve that eternal bond.

How I live my faith

My family and I try to have time together on Sunday. Whether it’s pajamas and a movie – or going to the park on a warm afternoon. We try to keep the Sabbath Day holy by not working, shopping, or eating out. We feel like Sunday should be the Lord’s day and we choose not to work; therefore we don’t expect someone else to have to work on that day – for that reason – we try not to go out on Sunday. We do not drink alcohol, coffee, or tea as a sign of obedience to word given to us to avoid these addictive things. The sisters in our congregation also visit other sisters in the congregation to whom we’ve been assigned. This is so fun for us – in my little group – we get together and have lunch once a month – or go to someone’s house to talk to one another or to learn a new skill. Another way we try to live our Faith is by fulfilling the callings that church leaders have asked us to hold. I plan activities for the women in our congregation so that we can become better friends and understand each other better. If we are involved in each other’s lives – we can help one another when they need it – we can offer guidance or advice or just an ear without an opinion.