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Hi I'm Amber

I'm a wife and mother! I work with special needs children, and love it! I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am addicted to helping others! I adore my 3 children and my husband, but I also love my job working with special needs kids. Why do I love it? Because the look on a child's face, able or not, when they learn to do something new is priceless! You try it too and you might just get addicted to it! I enjoy mystery novels, but I can't stand scary movies! If I had to choose between the beach or the mountains, I'd choose the mountains to live (country life is grand!) and the beach to visit.

Why I am a Mormon

I've been a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. Being born a member of The Church does not mean I automatically believe everything. I had to have my own personal conversion to the Gospel. I was 17 years old, depressed and confused at where my life was headed. I had a wonderful support system in my family and at church that helped through this difficult time in my life. Finally, I heard a quote that said, "Happiness is dependent on our disposition and not our circumstances." It made me realize that I had many people that loved and cared for me and I was letting them down with my poor choices. I resolved to choose to be happy, no matter what the circumstances might be. Life hasn't been easy since that time in my life, but I have been happy! The peace the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings into my life helps me to realize how to be happy despite trials. Prayer opens up a line of communication with my Heavenly Father, and I KNOW he is listening. I tried my faith and He proved that He was there. On my hardest days, Heavenly Father sends comfort to me in many forms (friends, family, the Holy Ghost, a well placed quote or scripture, etc.). I couldn't be the person I am if it wasn't for my membership in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I don't want to think about what life would be like with the fullness of the Gospel in it.

How I live my faith

I try to volunteer with the school I work at as well as various community activities. If you ever want to try to get into volunteering, seek out an elementary or primary school or local hospital. These places thrive on volunteers! With cuts being made to educational budgets and some health centers, volunteers can really be a life blood for these institutions! I am currently called to serve in the children's Sunday school classes. I love working with children! The Spirit is very strong when the children are learning and bearing testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There's a reason that Christ told us to be like little children. They are honest, pure, and capable of absorbing so much information. Some days I am very jealous at their ability to learn.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Amber
Some people believe that The Church has a men in a dominant role in their marriages and families. That is completely UNTRUE! I am a partner in life and eternity with my wonderful husband. We work together to raise or children, keep our household and support our family. Sometimes the balance might be thrown off, but we don't use that as a reason to antagonize the other person. There are always times when one of us will have to do more, or be more for the other. Marriages are where each person is giving all that they are to the relationship, not just 50/50 (more like 100/100). I like the statement that says, "The man may be the head of the family and leading the way, but the woman is the neck and helps to point him in the right direction." It takes 2 to lead a family. I know there are times where single-parent homes happen and it is difficult, but that's where home teachers, visiting teachers and Church leaders come in to help alleviate some of the strain and keep that family pointed in the right direction. Show more Show less