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Hi I'm Emerald Aiono Pulotu.

I'm a wife to an amazing man, a soon to be Mommy to a sweet baby girl, and I'm a Mormon! I know it, I live it, I love it.

About Me

I was instilled with strong values, close family ties, a desire to be educated and a love for my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have a phenomenal man in my life who puts my needs in front of his own every single day. We started our journey to forever on October 8, 2011 and I look forward to spending all eternity with him! He is MY best-est friend, greatest support and other half. We are also expecting a beautiful baby girl in July 2013. She has already been the greatest blessing in our lives and we are very anxious and excited to start this new chapter of parenthood! I am the sixth child out of eleven children; six girls and five boys. My siblings have given me one of the greatest privileges and that is being an Aunt to four darling nieces and two handsome nephews that I absolutely love and adore as my own! I have had the opportunity to work as a pre-school teacher for three years during high school and working there has helped me develop the roles and characteristics I would need to teach and nurture my future children. I started Tahitian dancing for Hitia O Te Ra when I was seven years old and I have always had a passion for dance since then. I was born and raised in Orange County, CA so of course, I grew up eight miles away from the beach and that is where I started my love for the outdoors. I take pleasure in playing team sports, having long jam sessions with family and friends, traveling, cracking jokes and singing out loud to all my favorite songs.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was raised in the Church, I still sought my own conversion. I watched the examples of each of my family members and church leaders and eventually developed my own testimony of this wonderful gospel. I love my husband and family with everything I have. I want to be with them forever and being a part of this Gospel allows me to do that. Knowing that I am sealed to my husband and family for time and all eternity gives me motivation to keep the commandments and strive to be worthy so I can be with them in the life hereafter and be able to see all of my deceased family members and friends again as well. I know that God lives and He is our Father in Heaven. I love marriages and families and I am fortunate enough to know that they can be together forever, even after death. I know that families can be together forever by obeying Gods laws and ordinances. I am not just a Mormon as a choice of religion. I am a Mormon because through this Church, I understand that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and that I am living my life to return into His arms someday. My desire in this life is that regardless of my weaknesses, I can be seen as a strong and resilient woman of faith. That perhaps by living the life I do, those around me will see in themselves what God himself sees in each of them. You are His child, He knows you, He loves you, and you are His!

How I live my faith

I love that our Church is service oriented and that we can each serve in numerous capacities within our congregations. Being that I have moved a couple different times in my life, I have had the opportunity to serve in the Church in a few areas. I've taught classes for the young women in my church, planned various activities for the youth, participated in the church choirs, my husband and I cared for the babies and toddlers in the nursery so that their parents could attend classes, and now, we are the Sunday school teachers for the 7 and 8 year old children. Each of these opportunities was something I was asked to do and not something that I pursued, and each time I felt overwhelmed at what was being asked. Every position that started out as overwhelming, was difficult to leave when my time came to do something else. I learned that my favorite position in the church is always the one I currently have. The best way to live my life is by example. It's the simplest way. If others see you doing something that makes you genuinely happy, then they will want to do it too. If others see joy in you, then they'll want to find the joy you've received.