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Hi I'm Amie

Born in Georgia, I've lived in four states, two other countries, and have settled back in the land of cotton, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm married to an ER doc with an insane schedule, I'm the mom of four adorable girls, and I have the typical stay-at-home mom kind of life, complete with dog and mini-van! And no, I'm not ashamed to drive a mini-van. The storage space and access to backseats are incredible, Folks. Looking at my life now, one would probably never guess that I grew up with a fairly unstable home life. My parents divorced when I was a toddler, and by the time I graduated from high school, I had moved so much that I had gone to 10 different schools, including one overseas. My mom loves her kids to no end, and did her best as a single mom until she remarried, but life was always a struggle, to say the least. The gospel of Jesus Christ gave me the stability I lacked at home. I learned the peace that comes from forgiveness and the happiness that can come from making good choices. Because of my broken family, the one thing I always prayed for more than anything else was a happy marriage and family. Thankfully, through many heartfelt prayers, I was able to marry an amazing man who is committed to his family and works hard for us. After growing up planning to go to law school, I decided to stay home with my children, and have never once regretted it. Now I run to stay fit, I craft when I find the time, I read whatever I can get my hands on, I sing with a community choir, and I parent. And parent and parent and parent. I love this season of my life as a mom and have never been happier.

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a long line of God-fearing, Bible-reading, salt-of-the-earth kind of folks. My great-great-great-great grandfather, William Eason, settled with a small group of people in Tattnall County Georgia and formed a small Methodist congregation of which he was Reverend. Through the generations, religion has always been an important part of my family's lives. Most of my family, including my dad, are evangelical or Protestant Christians (Pentecostal, Church of God, Baptist, and Episcopalian), and from them I have gained a deep love for the Bible and Jesus Christ. When my parents divorced when I was very young, my mom was introduced to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She became converted and brought up her children in her faith. I spent my summers with my dad who took me to the Pentecostal church with him, and during visits with my grandmother, I'd attend Episcopal services. I consider it a great blessing that I had such significant exposure to several denominations at a young age. It helped me appreciate and respect the beliefs of others. Because of my dad's and grandmother's devout examples, I really had an interest in why there could be so many churches that shared a single focus in worshiping Jesus Christ, yet varied so widely in other doctrinal aspects. Of all the churches I grew up knowing, I chose the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because in this faith, I just felt I found more complete answers as to why I'm in this life and what my purpose is here. I understand that God's purpose for me as well as all of us extends beyond mere mortality. I better understand the need for Jesus Christ as my Redeemer, and that following His example and teachings will lead to the greatest potential for peace and happiness in this life and in life hereafter. Because of the teachings found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I also know that those joys are meant to be shared with my family in Heaven.

How I live my faith

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is not just a Sunday religion. As the name implies, we covenant to take upon ourselves the name of Christ when we are baptized. We believe that as true Christians, our behavior should reflect our desires to become like the Savior. Becoming like Him is certainly an on-going process, but we engage in practices that help us remember him each day and live as He would have us live. For example, we read from the scriptures and pray every day, by ourselves as well as with our families. That can be a challenge when you have toddlers trying to tumble all over the room, but we do our best! We believe in serving others, so part of my life includes volunteering in various capacities at church as well as visiting a few individual women each month to assess their needs, both temporal and spiritual. In church I currently teach music to the young children, but I have also served as a full-time missionary and worked as a Sunday School teacher and a Seminary teacher, which involves teaching a scripture study class for high school students before school each day. Those were some sleepy albeit happy mornings! Probably the greatest way I live my faith, however, is to teach and rear my beautiful daughters. In a world that is overcome with moral decay, I feel it is my obligation to teach them to love everyone and to be tolerant of others' beliefs without compromising their own. I try to teach them to work hard and serve others as Jesus Christ himself did. Life can deal you a raw hand, but I teach my girls that their own choices are what will lead to happiness or heartache in this life. Living the gospel of Jesus Christ doesn't prevent the natural hardships of life, but it can certainly help avoid a lot of misery and can help them enjoy the peace of having made good choices.