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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, a daughter and a teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Idaho, on a ranch, as the oldest of seven siblings. I went to college in Utah and became an elementary school teacher after graduation. I taught 6th grade for seven years, until my husband and my first child came along. During that phase of life when I was single I also enjoyed taking high school students on educational tours in Europe in the summer, and working at youth camps with other teens. My husband and I now have three beautiful children and choose to make the sacrifices necessary for me to be a stay at home mom while they are young. When all of our children head off to school, I'll head back with them and we'll all be on the same schedule! In this season of my life, I find great joy in teaching my children, creating, reading, writing, taking pictures, and making our home a happy and joyful place to live. I believe that family life can bring some of life's sweetest joys, along with it's greatest challenges and that's why my family, both my family of origin and my young new family is so important to me.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents and all four grandparents are Mormon. All six of my siblings and all of their spouses are Mormons. To some, it might seem that I'm a Mormon simply because it is the path of least resistance. In fact, there was a time when I wondered that myself. That question sent me on a journey to discover my own testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. I'm a Mormon because I know that the gospel has been restored to the earth today and that Heavenly Father speaks to a living prophet on earth. I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine a God who would stop speaking to his children on earth. I'm a Mormon because I can't imagine a life without the gospel of Jesus Christ guiding my day to day decisions and comforting my spirit when times are hard.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith at all times. I'm sure not perfect at it, but I'm trying! In the community, my children and I have lots of interaction with other families with small children and there are many opportunities to serve. I am trying to teach my children the value of serving others whenever the opportunity arises. In our congregation I currently work in a presidency with three other women to lead our women's service organization. In the past I have worked with the youth and the children of the congregation as well--all three organizations have brought great joy to my life and have strengthened my faith in God and Jesus Christ.