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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a mom and a runner and a reader. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of three little ones, ages 4, 2, and 4 months. My oldest child has high-functioning autism and I'm grateful to be surrounded by amazing family and friends who love, support, and encourage us. I love to run and I find strength in starting my days with physical activity so I can move my body and clear my mind. I enjoy participating in local races--5Ks, 10Ks, half marathons--that allow me run and raise money for good causes. I also love to read--fiction, non-fiction, historical fiction, biographies--anything! I stay home with my children now, but before I became a mother, I worked as a school social worker in a rural county.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up attending the United Methodist Church with my family, and I am so thankful to have learned about the Savior from a young age. When I went to college, I was invited by friends to a large, non-denominational Christian church and attended regularly and worked with the children. I learned to love reading the Scriptures and serving those around me, as well as sharing my faith with others. When I was a junior, a friend invited me to learn more about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints by meeting with the missionaries. While I initially agreed to do so out of curiosity and more of a desire to prove them wrong, my heart was softened when I saw their quiet strength and their willingness to serve joyfully. I related so much to many of the things the Church stands for--missionary work, discipleship, service, relief work--so while some of the doctrine the missionaries were teaching me was different from what I had grown up with, I continued to meet with them and learn. As I read the Book of Mormon, asked questions of the missionaries, and began attending my local student ward, I was slowly building a testimony. After 2 years, I realized that I should be baptized and become a member of the Church. I am grateful that my family was supportive of me, even though they didn't fully understand my decision, and I am thankful for all the friends I had made in my student ward, since many of my friends from my previous church refused to continue our friendship after I was baptized. I was strengthened by my testimony and the support of so many wonderful members. I am so thankful to be a Latter-day Saint and to know that I am a daughter of God who is loved and known by Him, so much so that He sent His Son, Jesus Christ, to show me how I should live my life and then gave His own life for me that I might live eternally. I love teaching my children these things from a young age so that they will feel His love and His care for them.

How I live my faith

We are part of a wonderful ward, full of great families and children of all ages. My husband heads up the Sunday School presidency and I work with the Young Women, ages 12-18. I love seeing how bright, caring, and fun these girls are, and helping them understand that they are so very special and have the ability to really influence the lives of others as they live out their faith. Our children enjoy being in the Primary and Nursery classes where they are able to learn more about the Gospel with children their own age. We love participating in activities, whether they are social or service-oriented.