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Hi I'm Erin

I grew up in South Dakota. I attended BYU where I met my husband and now we are expecting our first child. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a new mother-to-be. I love working on projects that will make our home more inviting to our little boy. I enjoy music and love to sing and play the piano/organ. I am currently focusing on memorizing hymns, because I feel like the give me an added strength. I also greatly enjoy cooking and love to find new fun things to make for my family. My husband and I share a love for theatre and both like to reminisce about plays we have done and what we would like to do. We look forward to becoming involved with a community theatre program. I love the outdoors, and enjoy the peace I find in nature. My husband and I love to fish, and have competitions for the biggest and most each time we go. He usually wins, but I love that I have still single-handedly caught the biggest fish, a 65 lb halibut in Alaska.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints because I know that it is the church of God. I was born a member of this church, but I didn't always have a burning testimony that it was where I needed to be. It wasn't until I went to college, and was on my own, away from the influence of my parents and well-known church leaders, that I developed a testimony for myself. I found myself floundering in the fast-paced atmosphere of college life. I wasn't sure how to spend my time or who to spend it with. I found, however, that as I read the Book of Mormon every day, that I had a grounding force in my life. I was able to keep track of myself, who I was, and what I needed to do and be, and not become lost in the flood around me. I believe that many times in our lives are temporary situations, meant to be enjoyed, but also for us to prove ourselves to the Lord. By holding to my religious beliefs and trusting in the Book of Mormon I was able to make it through a time that was difficult for me. It wasn't always easy, and many nights were spent sleepless and tearful, but I am grateful for all I have been through, because it made me who I am today. I know that the Lord was aware of me in my times of weakness and sadness. He sent His spirit and good friends to comfort me. Because I was able to hold fast to His gospel, I have been blessed more than I ever thought possible. I have an incredibly loving husband, and will soon welcome our little boy into the world.

How I live my faith

I love to participate in our faith. My ward is a fairly large family ward (as opposed to a single student ward) and has a constant flow of people moving through it. Although we are new to the ward ourselves, I was asked to participate in a welcoming committee. I get to visit with the new women that move in to the ward and get to know them. I love this job because it allows me to meet a lot of new people that I otherwise might never have known. It brings a sense of fellowship between the ward members when we reach out to each other and try to make friends and acquaintances. This also allows me to meet other people that are in a situation similar to my own. It is a comfort to know there are other women out there that are in their first, very nervous pregnancy, away from friends and family.