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Hi I'm Anne

I grew up in New York. I am a young wife and mother. I love playing basketball. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family. We are tall and love playing basketball. We have enough people for two teams, so there's always a family game. In my family hard work and education are very important. As a result I went to college and earned a degree in Biology Education. I was taught young what an education can do for you, it can open doors and give you wonderful opportunities. I wanted to be able to show this to others. I had an amazing AP Biology teacher who opened my eyes to the possibilities in the field of biology. I wanted to be able to inspire others in the same way. I love teaching and showing students how amazing the world is. But when I got married at 20, my husband and I decided that family was the most important thing, so when we felt it was right we started our family. Our son was born before my senior year. Even though it was really tough and we both made a lot of sacrifices, we wouldn't trade it for the world. But we did have a lot of support from family and friends. When I graduated we both decided it would be best for our family if I stayed at home. I was disappointed and missed the challenge of teaching. But I came to realize motherhood is a similar challenge. Instead of a class of 30, I have a class of 1. I still teach the wonders of our world every day to my own son. I love being a mother and the challenges it brings everyday to not only teach my son about our world but more importantly how to be a good person, kind, honest, trustworthy, and faithfully.

Why I am a Mormon

Even though I was raised in this Church every one has to have their own trial of faith and conversion. You cannot receive a testimony from your parents or family. It can start with your family but each individual must be a convert. There are so many reasons I am a member but the foundation of my belief is the fact that I experienced a confirmation that this Church is true. But the teachings that effect me the most are first and foremost the understanding it gives me of my Savior Jesus Christ and his atonement. I know Christ is my Savior and is the only way back to my Heavenly Father. Of all the things He has done for me I want to try to do as much as I can to please Him and being a member of this church helps me to do the right things, the things that please my Savior. The second reason is the understanding of families that I have because I am a member. My family means everything to me. I am so blessed to have come to the family I did and marry into the family I did. If all those relationships were just gone when this life was over, it seems sad and hopeless. But the fact that we are meant to be with our families forever just seems so right, it just makes sense and gives this life so much more meaning. Third is the understanding I have of who I am. This church teaches I am a literal daughter of God. This teaching gives me so much hope and potential for what I am capable of. This knowledge of who I am helps me understand how I should act and how I should be treated. I know that in this huge world with billions of people that I am important, and what I does matters. I know that my father in Heaven loves me and has an interest in my life even though I'm little old me. The fourth is the fact that all worthy males can have the priesthood. The fact that I can have the power of God in my home protecting us and giving us strength through my husband is such a comfort. There are so many more reasons I could go on forever. I am a member because it gives my hope for the future.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. It is in everything I do. In the way I treat my husband, son, family, friends and those I just meet on the street. It is in the way I feel about myself, what I think about this life and in the things I enjoy. I live my faith by encouraging and supporting my husband. Trying to help him be the best he can be. I try and do the same for my children. I teach and help them develop into good people. I pray and read my scriptures often. I go to church once a week but I live my faith every day. I participate in ward activities and accept any ward callings. But the most important calling anyone in this church has is a home or visiting teacher. Visiting teaching is when a companionship of women is charged to uplift, befriend and take care of other sisters in the ward. Visiting teaching is so fun and uplifting. You get uplifted and strengthened by the friendship of your visiting teachers and you uplift and strengthen the sisters you visit teach. It is such a wonderful program because every sister in the whole church has two other sisters that are charged to help, uplift and befriend her. Through this inspired program no one gets left behind.