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Hi I'm Amy

I'm an upbeat, fun, outspoken, retired math teacher, and mom of 8 awesome kids. I love people and my family! And, I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I love to be outside, biking, gardening, hiking, whatever. Being outside in nature gives me an instant energy surge! I love an adventure. I love people. I love to talk to people, I love to watch people, I love to learn from people. I have gleaned great gems from those I respect who have learned tremendous life lessons. I love spending time with my kids and husband! We love outdoor activities, most sports, camping, cooking, family traditions, playing, talking, dinner time, you name it. I love to work with my kids...let's be honest, they don't love to work. My kids know what buttons to push. They know how to work the system...if we all start talking and laughing at bedtime, they know I won't send them off to bed. They can stretch it out for 2 hours sometimes. I don't mind, I love time with them. I'm amazed how much information I can get out of my kids when they are tired! Yes, my kids fight. Yes, they have to sit together until they are willing to work it out. Yes, my house gets messy. We aren't perfect, but we love each other and have fun together. I have found I feel best in my own skin when I have a positive, grateful heart. If I'm having a bad moment, I choose to get over it and move on. Life is too short to live in a pitty-party. Life is a wonderful gift. There is beauty all around us. There is much to be grateful for!!

Why I am a Mormon

As a teenager my faith was constantly challenged at school. One day my youth group leader challenged us to put forth the work and find out if the church was true. She encouraged us to ask questions and begin a serious study of The Book of Mormon. I decided to take her challenge. I always felt a calm feeling when I was at church, but I wanted to know for myself. I started studying my Book of Mormon. As I consistently studied I recognized the feeling of peace, love and calm I carried with me. Somehow I got along better with my parents. I could handle the pressures of school and friends. I had a renewed desire to make good choices. I felt strengthened and empowered. My mind was clear and I felt great joy. This process lasted for several months. Then it was time to ask Heavenly Father. I knew Heavenly Father would answer my prayers, He always had. From the time I was a tiny child and first learned to pray, I knew He heard me. I knelt down to offer a prayer to Heavenly Father in the name of Jesus Christ. I asked Him if The Book of Mormon was true. I told Him how I had grown to love The Book of Mormon and how I had felt great peace and joy during my study. I asked Him if it was true. I knelt for a while and prayed and listened. As I waited I was filled with such a wonderful feeling of peace and joy all over again. I knew it was true. Since that time I have had this same confirmation over and over. Life has a way of throwing challenges, hardships and curve balls our direction. A strong belief in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and The Book of Mormon does not keep trials from coming. But, my faith sustains me, lifts me and helps me find joy in the mist of life's storms. I have a perfect assurity that Heavenly Father is aware of me, that He knows me and knows the challenges I face. As I study daily, Heavenly Father confirms to me over and over that this church is true. I know it! It brings great peace and complete fulfillment to my life!

How I live my faith

I enjoy working in our women's organization at church. I head-up a committee of ladies who plans monthly activities for all to attend. We have a blast! We plan everything from BBQs to service projects to fun girls nights. I love serving with other women. We all have different strengths and weaknesses and learn so much from each other! One of my favorite ways to serve in our ward is to visit my assigned ladies each month. My companion and I get to visit 3 other ladies. We share an uplifting message and always bring a treat! I have gathered my dearest friends over the years as I have spent time visiting and caring for the ladies I have been assigned to visit teach.