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Hi I'm Amy

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, aunt, friend, teacher, singer. Living an extraordinarily blessed life. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I live in Salt Lake County, Utah, with my husband of 23 years. I have four children: one married and the other three living at home. I just completed my teaching degree after a 20-year hiatus from college. I substitute teach in elementary schools now, and I love it! I have many interests: singing (I'm a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir), jewelry-making, reading, learning, traveling, and camping. I am also an advocate for mental illness awareness.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a strong LDS family, and although others in my family have chosen not to participate in the Church, active association has brought me much happiness and peace. My activity in the Church and my feelings about the Gospel of Jesus Christ are based on my personal relationship with the Savior. Challenging times in my life have have reaffirmed my faith time and again, and I know that the Savior, Jesus Christ, has an exquisite understanding of my personal triumphs and trials. One such trial is that I suffer from depression. Some people think that a good Mormon should not have depression. I try to help others understand the true nature of mental illness, and then I share my testimony of a loving Savior who understands and helps me manage my illness day by day. I continue to follow Him because of the way He has comforted me, forgiven me, and blessed me.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. This is a unique opportunity for me to share my talents and love of the Gospel of Jesus Christ through music. Singing in this choir has helped me become a better person. Because of my choir commitments, my opportunities are limited to interact with friends and neighbors on a local level. I have to make time to stay connected with my ward. This can be challenging, but it is always worth the extra effort. I try to live by an often-quoted phrase, "Bloom where you're planted." For me, this means that I try to enrich someone else's life in some way, each day. This may be one person on a given day, or it may mean many people. Each life and soul is precious in the sight of God. I feel much satisfaction when I enrich another person's life.