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Hi I'm Amy

I'm a mom of 5 boys. I am a college student. I work with special needs children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family joined the church when I was 4, but were never "really" active. I found the church again when I was a teenager and married a wonderful man. We have 5 AWESOME boys ranging in age from 10 to 18. I am their biggest cheerleader and I am sure there are times if someone asked if they know me they would love to answer "never seen her before in my life". I love being a mom! I am a special needs paraprofessional in an elementary school and am so blessed to be able to work with some amazing kids. I love my job but am going back to school so that I might be more able to help these special little spirits learn and grow. I love sports, and reading, and just hanging out with my family, but don't ever ask me to share my dessert :-)

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't grow up in a religious home. We didn't talk about religion. I always knew I was "mormon" but didn't know what it meant until I met an active member when I was in high school. I could see a difference in the way she acted and talked. I could tell a difference in the way her family interacted that wasn't what was considered "normal" in my home. I had an ache to know why she was happy, why she loved and wanted to spend time with her family. I began to attend seminay occassionally with her and spend time at her house. It wasn't until I had graduated and moved to another state that I actually felt the spirit touch deep within my soul and I knew there was no going back. I met the man who is now my eternal companion, we have been married for over 20 years and are raising 5 wonderful boys. The conversion in my heart to have a family and the desire to live with them forever is all the thought I need to keep me following the Savior. I know that He suffered pain for the sins that I committed as a youth, but I am grateful for the atonement and the power of forgiveness. I know that Jesus Christ was the perfect example and I can follow that example. Even though I will never be perfect in this life, I can live with my Heavenly Father again some day. I know the gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored upon the earth. If we will just open our hearts and listen, we can each know the truth for ourselves. I know the peace that comes through prayer and the joy that comes through obedience. I know Heavenly Father is mindful of me and all I do. I know He loves me and desires that I might return to His presence too.

How I live my faith

Service is a huge part of being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Not necessarily going out and doing work for free, although there are blessings that come from all types of service. I have served in many areas of the church. I have mowed lawns, babysat, cooked meals, given rides, sat in hospital rooms and cleaned many homes. These are always faith building experiences. There is no better way to feel close to Heavenly Father than to serve another one of His children. I love serving. I have worked in the children's organization, the young women's organization and in the women's organization. I have been a teacher, a secretary, a leader. I have cried, laughed, walked, sat, cooked, crafted, cleaned, taught, sang, danced, exercised, prayed, and read with some of the most wonderful people I have ever known and have loved every moment of time spent. I know the gospel is my life, I cannot imagine anywhere I would rather be on Sunday, on Tuesday or on any other day I am called to serve.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families were not created as a coincidence of earth life. We lived as a family before we came to earth. We had a Heavenly Father and a Heavenly Mother. The blessing of familis has been extended to us now as we live on earth. We have been instructed to love, serve and teach our children. What better place to share joy and sorrow than within our family bond? We gain strength and courage from our families. Heavenly Father has promised that we may return to live with Him again if we follow His commandments and that our families may be united eternally. We must strive to have the desire to be worthy of that promise. Show more Show less