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Hi I'm Amy

I was a military brat and now a military spouse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have four kids, three of which I home school. I am also going to school online for a Bachelor's in Special Education. I grew up military and have lived in many wonderful places around the world. I love meeting new people and experiencing the culture of wherever I may be.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon Church, but that is not why I continue in the LDS faith now. I served a mission when I was 21 and was blessed to watch lives change with a knowledge of the gospel. People without hope, without love, and without understanding of who they are and where they came from changed their lives with a simple knowledge that God loves them and Christ sacrificed his life for them. Watching these people change strengthened my testimony of the gospel of Jesus Christ. Now as a mother, watching my children kneel in prayer and hearing their sweet simple pleas to a Father who loves them and seeing them receive answers to their prayers, also strengthens my belief in God and Jesus Christ. I am glad that they have learned that they are God's children and am grateful for those in the church that set an example for them as well. It is scary to be raising children in these troubled times and raising them in the gospel to know who they are and what potential they have, gives me hope for their future.

How I live my faith

In the church we are taught that when we are in the service of our fellow beings, we are only in the service of our God. We try to live by this statement and seek out opportunities to serve. Our boys are in the scouting program and our family volunteers in community projects. At church I teach the adult women's class and serve as a visiting teacher. A visiting teacher is someone who goes and visits other women in the ward and gives them a spiritual message. A visiting teacher is also someone who is available in times of need to the sisters that she visits.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

This has been one of the greatest comforts to me as a military spouse. My husband has been deployed several times and it never gets easier. The first time he left my children were quite small and my 4 year old was having a hard time. She would cry frequently and ask why daddy could not be with us. It was so difficult to see her cry for her daddy and I prayed that I would be able to help her. My answer came. I was inspired to tell her about how my husband and I were sealed in the temple and that she was sealed to us as well. We talked about how even though daddy was far away, the separation would never be permanent, no matter what happened. We then hung up pictures of my husband and I in front of the temple we were sealed in as a reminder that our family can go on forever. This not only helped my daughter deal with our 15 months of separation, but it was a comfort to me as well. Show more Show less