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Hi I'm Emily Fairbank

I'm a stay at home mom of two boys. I have a charitable cupcake company called CuppieCakes. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am currently a stay at home mom to my two sweet little boys. I had every opportunity to pursue a career as a Jazz Vocalist, but chose to stay home. I don't think there is a more important job than that of a mother. I find such joy in seeing my little boys learn and grow. I would hate to miss any of that. I do have my own hobbies though. I sing in a small a capella group at my husbands law school, I have a small charitable cupcake business to help my mother pay for her medical expenses, I love to do handy work, and I love to do anything outside. Overall, if I am with friends or family I am happy!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but I had to gain my own knowledge and testimony of the principles and doctrine taught. I came to know of the truth of the gospel when I was 19 years old when I left home for college. Although I attended a church college I found myself struggling with what I was taught as a child. I had all kinds of questions about faith, Christ, Joseph Smith, moral cleanliness, and attending church regularly. I found myself slipping away from the things I was taught. It felt like I was all of a sudden given freedom over my life, but as I stopped following each commandment I noticed different parts of my life were falling apart. After about 6 months of not following the way of the church I found that I was depressed, self conscious, and overall unaware of where I was headed. I hit bottom and needed to find a way out. From here the only way was up. I began with prayer. I don't think I ever remember having such involved prayers. I was pleading with some higher being to help me find happiness again. I was directed to take it all one step at a time. I started with one principle, prayed about it, lived it, then learned to love it and believe it. Slowly each principle and doctrine found it's way back into my life. It took time, but I again was happy and confident with who I was as an individual. I knew I was a child of a loving Heavenly Father, I was unique but special, God had a plan for me, and the church was true. From there I finished school, served a full time mission in Riverside, California, married a wonderful worthy priesthood holding man in the temple of God, and now have two sweet children of my own. We are fully active in the gospel and owe every little part of our happiness to the fullness of the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know it is true and I will never forget it.

How I live my faith

I have a strong belief in the power if missionary work. I served as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints a few years back and miss being able to give my whole self to spreading the gospel. Now I find ways to get involved with the missionary work in the local area. We try to have the full time missionaries in our home twice a month to help keep our minds and home filled with the happiness and joy that comes with spreading the gospel to all those around us. It is such a blessing to our family, and we want others to have the assurance that they can be a family forever. Nothing is more important to me.