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Hi I'm Amber

I have a thing for numbers. I play the piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have always loved doing math and numbers. Throughout my childhood, when asked what I was going to be when I grew up, I would answer a mom. I always wanted to be a mom, but I also planned on going to college, so I decided I needed to find something I would enjoy pursuing as a career. With my numbers mind, I detemined a degree in accounting was the route for me. After earning my degree, I worked as an accountant for a large corporation for a year before having my first child and fulfilling my life-long dream of being a stay-at-home mom. I now have two children, one boy and one girl, and I get to stay home and play with them every day. Between taking care of those two, I find time to continue doing things I have always enjoyed - playing the piano and singing, exercising, scrapbooking, and crafting. I also love to spend time with my family. We spend much of our time (especially in the summer) outdoors - hiking, bike-riding, and enjoying nature.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, with parents who taught me to always do what I know to be right. Of course, I have been able to make my own choices, and it is because of my testimony that I choose to continue to be an active member of my church. As a teenager, I attended numerous camps and conferences that provided spiritual experiences and opportunities for me to know for myself that the church is true. As I would sit around a campfire, singing beautiful songs about Jesus Christ and my potential as a daughter of God, I could never deny the sweet atmosphere and spirit that confirmed the truth of the words that I sang. I know that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and each of His other children on this earth. I know that He wants me to be happy and that He has given me the resources to be happy, through the scriptures, living prophets, and the Holy Ghost. I continue to learn through my trials and experiences I am given in life. I know that as I choose to do good things and live as I know that I should, I will be able to see my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ, again.

How I live my faith

I often find myself using my musical talents to help others in the church. I participate in the church choir, play the piano while the children participate in their singing time, and help out with other musical numbers during meetings when I'm asked. Since I see the children each week and know them, I'm able to wave to them and say "hi" as I walk around the track that surrounds the elementary school field. I also know many songs that the kids sing and am able to come home and sing and teach these songs to my own children. My two-year-old has a list of songs he requests each night, and we are able to sing together, performing actions when they fit.

What do Mormons believe about “eternal life?”

After our mortal life is over, our body dies, but our spirit continues to live. Each person will be judged according to the things he/she has done throughout earth life. If our actions have been good, in line with our knowledge of right and wrong, and obedient to our Heavenly Father's commandments, we will be rewarded and able to live with Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and our families. If, however, we chose not to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ, we will not be able to live in the presence of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but will be rewarded according to the things we have done on earth. Show more Show less