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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a mom. I'm a reader, a writer, and a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom. I have two young kids. I'm an backyard explorer and play-dough sculptor. I love to read, write, and run in my spare time (if there is any). I enjoy taking the kids on nature walks and crawling on the floor playing lions with them. My husband is a paramedic and still plugging away at school. It's a happy and busy life, we love it.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been raised as a latter day saint, but even so one must be fully converted to the gospel to continue to follow the teachings of Christ. I know when I am persistent in reading my scriptures, saying my prayers, and striving to become like my Savior that my life is better. When my life feels hectic, making sure I do these simple things helps me feel peace. If I center my life on Christ and his teachings my life becomes more balanced and I am able to handle more with a better attitude. I'm not perfect there are times in my life when I'm not as close to my Father in Heaven, but when I do what he has asked me to do, I feel his guidance in my life again and I'm able to continue forward with renewed strength.

How I live my faith

We attend church every Sunday. My older daughter goes to Primary or Sunday School for the children, she absolutely loves it. She loves singing songs about Jesus and learning stories from the scriptures. She is excited when Sunday comes around. I get to teach songs to the Nursery, or children from 18 months to three years old. This is really fun. Sometimes the kids will sit and watch me sing, especially when they are new to Nursery, but it is so rewarding when they start singing or following along with the hand motions. I also get to go visit other women who go to church with us, this is called visiting teaching. I love visiting teaching because it helps me get to know members of the congregation that I might not meet and really get to know otherwise. It's such a great program because you instantly have a network of friends. Not only are you visiting people, but others are visiting you. And if something comes up I know I can call any of my friends for help.