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Hi I'm Amanda

I'm from Indiana, I'm a mother and a wife. I'm a Nurse. I'm a Real Estate Agent. I am a runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother of three. We live in a small town, in Indiana. I'm a Licensed Practical Nurse and a Real Estate Agent, but right now, I'm enjoying life as a stay-at-home-mom. I enjoy square foot gardening, competitive running (mostly 5k, but I'm working on a half-marathon), bicycling, traveling, and serving others. I love to cook and bake. I like to be crafty (follow me on Pinterest.. hehe). I love spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Becoming a Mormon, actually caught me by surprise. I grew up Baptist. When I met my husband, he was an inactive convert member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I attended sacrament meetings a few times with he and our children, but I really had no interest in The Church. The Senior Missionaries used to visit us and check in to see how we were doing. At first, I dreaded the thought of them coming to our home, again and again. It usually happened when my husband was at work. But months later, they became like old friends, we were accquainted and our children loved them, and I really enjoyed sharing what was going on in our lives, with them. That still wasn't enough for me to truly investigate The Church. Of course, I wanted my own testimony. A few short weeks after our third child was born, a woman, I met while visiting The Church, stopped in with a gift for my newborn. She had children the same ages as mine, and was expecting a fourth, soon. She and I talked, and interestingly enough, had a lot in common. I remember shortly after meeting her asking her why she was a Mormon. She told me about The Church's view on family and about the sacred sealing ordinance that can bind families together forever. To me personally, family is everything. I love my children and my husband, beyond description. I think this is the event that truly softened my heart and allowed me to accept learning about the Gospel. After reading with my husband and learning "Gospel Principles", I gained a testimony of the truth of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was a beautiful confirmation by the Holy Ghost. It was a simple feeling of light and goodness, that I know, was the Spirit. I'm so blessed that the Gospel is a part of my life, my husband's life, and our children's lives. It has changed our lifes completely. It has filled our lives with love and a deeper meaning.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by visiting teaching other female members of our faith. I teach my children the principles of the Gospel. Currently, I organize teachers on Sundays during our meetings. I enjoy teaching, once every few months, and learning and sharing experiences with others. There is so much we all share in common, as Daughters of our Heavenly Father, and so much we learn from one another.