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Hi I'm Amy

I grew up in Utah Valley. I teach voice and piano lessons. I'm a stay at home mom with two little girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the seventh of nine children from a middle class family. I love to sing; I got my Bachelor's degree in vocal performance. I'm using that degree a little in community theatre and teaching lessons here and there, but mostly I'm a happy stay-at-home mom to my two little girls. Other than scrapbooking, which I can never seem to keep up on, I'm working hard to learn how to do things that will help make my family healthy and happy. Things like: home canning, homemade yogurt, creative cooking with healthy food choices (on a budget no less), and homemade anything that I can conceivable learn to do. I want to make the best choices for my family so I'm really in to homopathic remedies and alternative doctors and medicines, chemical free, BPA free, you name it and I'm trying to learn all I can about it. But I try to focus most of my time on being a great mom to my two girls and to help my 3-year-old who has been diagnosed with learning delays and tentative autism, and to being a great wife to my wonderful provider of a husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon church, and so were my parents, but that's not why I'm still a Mormon today. I came to a point in my life where I questioned whether or not the church was true. Looking beyond the family traditions and social morals and community, I needed to know for myself whether the church was true or not. So I prayed, and asked that simple question, reflecting on all that I had been taught and learned in my youth, and I felt that burning in my heart, and that peace that came over me told me that God had answered my prayer. Now, as I learn more in church meetings and as I study my scriptures and listen to church leaders and pray to God everyday, I know that I am doing my best to follow his plan for me. I never feel too alone or lost, because whenever I struggle I am able to turn to the Spirit for comfort. He guides my every decision and enters into every facet of my life that I wouldn't know how to live without Him guiding me. I don't fear death (for me or my loved ones) and I don't fear the challenges that I may face in my life, because I know that He is with me every step of the way, and I will not be faced with any challenge or trail that I will not be able to overcome if I try my best and rely on His boundless mercy to make up for all that I lack.

How I live my faith

I moved over 1000 miles from my family and the community I grew up in, without the members of the church I don't think I would be as integrated into the community as I am now. I've met great friends, including a subsitute mom for me and grandma for my kids since the real one is so far away. Every Sunday I get to play the hymns on the organ, chat a little with my friends, and learn from the adult lessons a little before popping over to the other room to teach the younger kids music. I've been able to expand my talents and challenge myself by teaching 30 kids enough music to fill a whole meeting the last two years in a row, and this year I'm helping to put on a Nativity Pagaent with the youth to celebrate and share the story of the birth of Christ. I'm able to connect with people I might not have come into contact with in any other way, and I'm so greatful to have had that contact with such wonderful people.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

The missionaries teach of Christ and of God's plan for us. Basically they can help answer the age old questions of "Who am I?" "Where did I come from?" and "Why am I here?" Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Many religions will teach that baptism in necessary in order to enter into the Kingdom of God. We believe this too, but what about those why never had a chance to learn the truth? It's not fair to say that they can't be saved too. That is why we perform baptisms for the dead, because God is a just God and everyone is given a chance. Show more Show less