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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Illinois. I am a wife and mother. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have many wonderful blessings in my life. I have two wonderful parents who love me. I am the last in a long line of seven children. I am married to a wonderful, warm, and caring husband. I am the mother of two great children and one great stepdaughter. I love my family, immediate and extended. Though I have so many wonderful blessings, life hasn't always been easy. I have been blessed to be able to be at home with my children for many years now, except for a few part-time jobs to keep me sane. We have experienced some pretty signifcant bouts of unemployment time. My husband does contract consultant work that is great until contracts expire and work is complete. We had a really difficult year of unemployment that ended a few months ago. We lost our home, we sold almost everything we owned, excluding personal items, and we moved in with my parents. As anyone can imagine, it was a very challenging time. We still live with my parents as we try to pay down debt incurred during our unemployment time and attempt to save money to replace all our furniture and supplies that had to be sold. I am learning to be grateful for the blessings I have and to not dwell on the things I don't. As Job said, the Lord giveth, and the Lord taketh away, blessed be the name of the Lord.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were converted to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints at age 19, and I have been a member of the church my entire life. Though I grew up in the church, I have to say that I am truly a convert to the church. My true conversion began in my twenties. I have always felt and known the church was true but, it wasn't until I really humbled myself and sought after the Lord that I came to know my Savior, Jesus Christ. It was during the first long bout of unemployment that my family experienced. I was sure that the Lord wanted to get my attention and teach me something. I was determined to learn whatever that was as quickly as possible so that the unemployment would end just as quickly. I began to read the scriptures in earnest, prayerfully seeking the Lord's will for me. I learned that if I sought the Lord through prayer, pondering, and in the scriptures I would find Him. I learned so much through the spirit. I loved to read the scriptures. I would read for hours and talk with the Lord about what I read. I truly gained a relationship with Him. This was the true beginning for me. I have since had other poignant times of growth and testimony building in my life. It is interesting to me that as I look back, I do my best growing during the difficult times of my life but, only when I humbly submit to His will and seek Him out. I know that God loves me. I know that He loves all his children.

How I live my faith

As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have been blessed with many opportunities to serve in my church ward. I am currently helping as the Wolf Den Leader for our Cub Scout troop. I found this to be very challenging at first because I knew nothing, notta, zip, zilch about the Cub Scout program. Each week, it gets a little easier as I grow to love the boys and know the program a little better. I shouldn't be surprised to feel challenged by this calling to serve because I always feel challenged with every calling I've received. It seems that the Lord whats to make me a very well rounded person. I have learned and experienced so many diverse lessons with every opportunity. I have also made many great friends. I love God's church and His ways. I want to grow to be as much like Him as I can.