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Hi I'm Angi

I am a dancer who loves to run. I own my own dance competition business. I'm a mother of six. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 45 years old and am a mother of four boys and two girls. I danced all my life and planned to own my own dance studio someday. I got my Mathematics Education degree, married the perfect man for me, started teaching high school math while still dancing, and a few years later I became a Mom. I realized that my love for my child far exceeded my love for dance, and that I wanted to be home with my children. So instead of starting my own dance studio, which would take me away from my children nearly every day, I started my own dance competition business. It has grown into a family affair - giving our family a chance every spring to pull together, to plan together and to work together to put on our events. Our six children are an integral part of that and the opportunities they have had to speak to adults, face an audience, and do "good business" have been priceless opportunities. And best of all, I work just a few months out of the year and I do it at home, where my heart is. My children now range from 19 years old down to 6 years old. They are athletes and dancers, piano players, scouts, and students and they fill my life more full than I can handle at times. But I wouldn't have it any other way. I struggle each day to keep my eternal perspective and remember how important I am to my husband and children - even when days are long and my patience wears thin. But my faith is my anchor.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I was baptized at the age of 8, like most Mormon children. But my conversion has occurred little by little over a lifetime. I am a Mormon by choice, because I do realize there is a choice. As a missionary, I attended meetings of other faiths in order to better understand others perspectives. In addition to greater respect for others beliefs, I also developed a deeper conversion to my faith because the Spirit that I felt in Sunday services in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I couldn't find anywhere else. I am a Mormon because I know that the doctrines taught in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are true. I love the Book of Mormon. It contains the words of prophets and the teachings of Jesus Christ, just like the Bible, but from the American Continent during the centuries preceding and following the birth of Jesus Christ It doesn't take anything from the teachings of the Bible, just makes them clearer and drives them home. I feel a peace and a strength every time I read from it's pages. I love our temples and the promise of eternal unions and eternal families that we receive there. I love our prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who receives revelation for us today. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ with all my heart. And I know that I am a daughter of God who loves me more than I can understand. It's the way it makes me feel. It's the way it makes me want to live my life. It's the doctrines and the principles that give purpose to mortality. It's the personal revelation I receive through prayer as a mother. It's the promise of eternity with the man I love. It's the deepest respect for Joseph Smith and those who sacrificed all to restore the Church of Jesus Christ to the earth. It's an indescribable gratitude to my Savior for his atonement. It's what anchors my soul and guides me toward my eternal home. All these things are why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

My husband owns health clubs, but my young mother life often made going to the gym impossible, so I started running. While I don't consider myself a "runner", I did run my first marathon right after my 40th birthday. But running for me is my solace, my precious time to myself, to ponder, to pray, and to receive inspiration and guidance in my life. As a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, I feel that my beliefs direct me and guide me in nearly every decision I make, leaving me to wonder where I would be without them. I don't have to try to "live my faith", to me, my faith is what helps me to live and to find joy in every day. I have been the leader of the Primary organization for children in my ward, I have led the Young Women as well as the Relief Society for adult women. I have served as a Cub Scout Master, a Boy Scout Committee Chair, a teacher in all of those organizations and have been a "Bishops Wife" as well. Serving keeps me busy but it is never a burden. The blessings always exceed the sacrifices. I was a Mormon Missionary in Hawaii, giving tour to visitors at our temple in Laie, Hawaii and giving tours at the famous Polynesian Cultural Center on Oahu. My experiences as a missionary helped me to see how blessed I am to know what I know, and to have what I have. And it gave me the desire to share it with everyone around me. I love being a Mormon. The Gospel of Jesus Christ makes me happier than I ever could be without it. It gives me peace in a troubled world. It gives me perspective when life gets hard. It helps me find answers to the most difficult questions. It helps me to find joy in the things that matter most.