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Hi I'm Emma

I'm a wife, the mother to boy/girl twins and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I have been married to my lovely husband for 15 years and we have 3 and a half year old boy/girl twins. Prior to being a "twin mummy" I was a drama teacher at a secondary school. After finally getting pregnant, after many years of trying to have a baby and after lots of fertility treatment, I decided that being a mum full time was right for me so I stopped teaching after they were born. Being a drama teacher was an amazing job; seeing the students in my classroom develop and grow in talent, confidence as well as within themselves was a truly rewarding experience which I loved (and OK it was frustrating at times too when there were reluctant students who "don't see the point of doing drama; I'm not going to be an actor!") . But now I get to see my own little twiddlers develop and grow each day and, for me, that is the most rewarding and joyous job in the world which I wouldn't give up for anything! I feel so grateful to have been blessed with two bundles of individuality to nurture.

Why I am a Mormon

I am blessed to have been born into a family who are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and so for me, going to church each Sunday, seeing my parents serve within the church, attending social events at church was always a major part of my life. But, of course, going because you have to and going because you want to are two different things. I am a Mormon because I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Everything I need to know and do to be able to return to live with my Father in Heaven can be found within this wonderful organisation. I know for myself that it is true because I have received many personal witnesses that it is. When I was about 15 or 16 I was in an RE lesson at school. During that lesson we watched a video about some teenagers of another religion speaking about their faith and I said to myself "I wish I could speak with such conviction; I wish I knew with 100% certainty" and a reply came to my mind "you do" and I did! Since then I have not had any doubt and know that how I have been raised and the way I choose to live my life as a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the right way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith day by day with small and simple daily acts that help me to become closer to my Father in Heaven. I pray daily to receive guidance on how to be a good mother, a good wife, to know what the Lord wants me to do in my calling as president of the Relief Society (see lds.org/reliefsociety for more info!) I study the scriptures daily to learn more about Heavenly Father's plan for me; I don't just read and then do nothing about it; I find ways to apply what I have read into my own life. That way I grow and develop. I also study other resoures produced by the Church to help me learn; "Daughters in My Kingdom"; the "Ensign" magazine; lds.org is full of wonderful resources to help my studies; mormonchannel.com has many interviews with church members to help me learn more about their lives and in that way find similiarties which I can apply in my own life. I spend time with my children, teaching them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Together we read "child friendly" scriptures which have illustrations to help bring the stories to life; we pray each day as a family and my children almost take it in turns to pray - usually they both pray! and who am I to stop them from talking to their Heavenly Father?? I try to be kind to those I meet; I am honest in my daily dealings with those in come into contact with. I try to help someone in need whenever I can. I think the key to living my faith is that I try try try!