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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a lucky woman; married to my best friend, raising 3 healthy children, daughter of converts to the church. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a stay at home mom and piano teacher. I enjoy sewing, reading, making things, talking with my sisters on the phone, playing with my kids, and baking. My husband and I met at college and were married just 6 months later. My degree is K-12 music education; I taught elementary music for 2 years, until my first child was born. I always wanted to be a mom - and although it's hard, tiring, and quite repetative (think laundry) it's also fulfilling and fun. I'm from a family of 7 kids - and although there's been bumps in the road we are all (except for the youngest who's just 18) temple recommend holders. It brings me peace to know this.

Why I am a Mormon

There's 2 parts to this question for me. How I became a Mormon and why I chose to stay a Mormon once I went out on my own. My parents were introduced to the church when I was about 5 years old. Living in Arizona they had many neighbors and friends who were members of the church. I'm so grateful for their faith and willingness to investigate the church. They were baptized. A year later we were sealed in the Mesa, Arizona temple as a family forever. I hold those memories dear. So I was pretty much raised in the church. My parents were always very active. So, when I went off to college it was my choice - my parents wouldn't really know if I was going to church - but for me there really wasn't another option. I love my Heavenly Father and I know his church is true. I know it's where He wants me to be. I've always had a strong testimony that my Father in Heaven knows me and loves me. I've always known this is the true church, but that doesn't mean it's always been easy. I'm a Mormon because it's who I am and what I am. I can't imagine life without the blessings of the temple, knowledge of where we came from and the purpose of life. I can't imagine raising my children without the power of prayer, priesthood, the guidance of the Holy Ghost, or support of the other leaders and teachers in our ward who love my kids.

How I live my faith

Currently I'm serving in our ward in one of my favorite ways. I'm the music leader for the children. What could be better? I get to teach the 3-11 year olds songs of Christ, faith, prayer, reverence, and scripture stories every week. These songs run through my head all week as I learn them, prepare visuals for the kids, and listen to them while in the car. They bring me peace and happiness. These songs remind me to be patient with my own kids and give me perspective when I'm overwhelmed. All the children's songs can be found on the church website under "music."