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Hi I'm Emmalee

I'm number 2 of 10 children. I am pursuing a career in dental hygiene. I am a dancer. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 20 year old college student pursuing dental hygiene. I love people and hope to be able to make a difference in their lives through my career. I come from a family of 12 people-me, my parents, 8 brothers, and 1 sister, and absolutely adore each of them. Growing up in North Idaho with so many brothers I have developed a love for sports and the outdoors. Boating and camping are some of my all time favorite activities. I am also a dancer. I trained at a small studio back home for about 10 years and grew to love ballet and tap. In college I have had the opportunity to expand my talents through classes and as well as dancing on the collegiate world dance team for 2 semesters. Although I am currently taking a break from dancing as I prepare for hygiene school, it still continues to be my passion and I hope to somehow continue to have it be a part of my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. Everything I have in my life is because of the atoning sacrifice that he made on our behalf. Through his sacrifice I have the opportunity to repent and try again when I make mistakes and fall short of my potential. Christ's atonement also provides me with a great sense of peace and comfort, not only during times of trial and distress, but also in times of success and happiness. He is with us through everything we have to endure. His sacrifice benefits everyone, and through it I have the chance to be with my family for eternity if I am faithful. What a gift He has given us! I was raised a member of this church and have always had the example of my parents to look up to. I have them to thank for teaching me correct principles and helping me to become the woman that I am today. And although I still continue to look to my parents as an example, I have come to know for myself the truthfulness of this church and what it teaches. It is so easy to get caught up in the day to day routine of our lives and forget what matters most. But I have found that through living the commandments I feel like I have a purpose, and I find great joy and satisfaction in my everyday life. I am a Mormon because I believe in being happy; and my greatest source of happiness has come from living the standards that this gospel teaches. Happiness is a choice, and with it comes a great sense of hope, peace, and optimism for the future and what it holds for each one of us. I know that the Book of Mormon is a true and correct book. I have read it many times and prayed to know of its truthfulness. Through reading the Book of Mormon I have come to know more about my Savior and how much he loves me. It's pages are filled with stories that teach us how to draw closer to Him and provide direction and answers to many of the questions we face in this life. I'm a Mormon. I know it. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

Growing up as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I have had many opportunities to live my faith. Over the years I have the privilege to serve in a variety of capacities that have given me the opportunity to grow as an individual, and ultimately draw closer to my Savior. In my youth years I was able to serve in many leadership positions among my female peers. These opportunities allowed me the chance to work with them individually and as a group to complete goals we had set for ourselves in finishing a program called Personal Progress. This program taught us important skills to help prepare us for womanhood, mainly as wives and mothers, but also within the workplace. I am grateful for the time I was able to spend with those girls as I developed a great love for each of them, and I look forward to further opportunities to serve and work with the youth. Everyone has someone they look up to, and it is my hope that I can be that example in someones life. I do my best to follow in the footsteps of my Savior through my words and actions. No one is perfect, but I have found that it is not about how many times we fall that matters, but it how many times we pick ourselves up again and keep moving forward. I love people and I want to be a friend to everyone I meet. A kind word or a friendly smile can go a long way for someone. Although I am far from perfect, I strive to look for those opportunities to be that listening ear or helping hand to those in need. I try to live my life with the mindset that there is always someone watching; and even when no one is physically around, we can always count on the fact that our Heavenly Father is watching. That alone is enough for me to constantly be striving to be my best self. I would never want to disappoint him, and so I am doing the best I can to be what he wants me to be, and live a life patterned after His son, and my Savior, Jesus Christ.