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Hi I'm Amber!

I am a military wife, the mother of three, and I have Alopecia Areata. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Utah, but have since lived all over the country due to my husband's military service. I have loved being able to experience different parts of the country. My husband and I have been married for 10 years and we have three children - two boys and a girl. I am grateful that my husband's job affords me the opportunity to be a stay-at-home mom to our three crazy kids. Some of my hobbies include photography, cooking, reading, and wig shopping, just to name a few. As my profile photo shows, I suffer from the hair-loss condition, Alopecia Areata. It is an auto-immune disease that attacks the body's ability to grow hair. Basically, my body thinks of my hair as something it needs to fight off just as it would a cold or the flu. I have dealt with the loss of my hair for almost 20 years now, and if it weren't for my faith in Christ and our Heavenly Father, I wouldn't have the comfort in knowing that these struggles are but a mere moment compared to what my life will be eternally. I'm comforted in the fact that I know Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and that plan may include some trials and struggles along the way, even the loss of my hair. I know that if I endure these difficult times well, I will be blessed. I hold strong to that knowledge.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because of the guidance, peace, and comfort it brings me. I know that in times of difficulty and uncertainty, I can always turn to my Heavenly Father and He will help me. I know that it isn't always in the ways I am expecting, but I know that He won't leave me on my own. I have had so many experiences in my life that have resulted in answered prayers, I could not deny that Heavenly Father is real and that He is aware of me. I have seen the power of prayer in action... I have seen the blessings that come from paying tithing... I have felt the Spirit and have received guidance as I have knelt in prayer at the temple. I know that no matter what I have to face during my mortal life, He will not test me above what He knows I am capable of handling. I just have to have faith in Him and turn to Him during those times of trial and difficulty. There is so much joy and peace that comes from living the Gospel. At times, it is hard, and my faith is tested, but I know that it is in those times that I can turn to my Heavenly Father for comfort and guidance. I have witnessed the joys that come from living righteously. I am grateful for temples and for the knowledge that families can be together forever. This Gospel means everything to me.

How I live my faith

My biggest "calling" at this time is that of being a mother. I am so grateful to be able to stay home with my children and guide them through this life. Every day I strive to show my children how much I love them and how much our Father in Heaven loves them. I get to teach my boys how they can pray for peace and comfort from the Spirit when they are feeling sad or nervous. I get to help them recognize the blessings in their lives and how everything we have comes from Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. One of my favorite things to do is to sing Primary songs to my kids that teach them about the Gospel. I know they love it, too - even my baby girl seems to feel something special from those sweet and simple songs. Some of the biggest blessings that have come from my husband's military career are the opportunities I have had to share the Gospel with the people we come in contact with. Having grown up in Utah where it seemed almost everyone was LDS, I have since been able to share my faith and knowledge of this Gospel with others they may not have had the chance otherwise. It has helped me to hold tighter to my standards and values because I know that others are watching me and wondering what my faith is all about and how I live it.