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Hi I'm Amanda

I grew up in a suburb of Memphis. Live in Las Vegas. Stay-at-home with 3 beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a southern girl living out west, who refuses to give up saying y'all. I love my children, reading, sewing, all things sports, traveling, and learning about anything and everything. I love people and laughing and great conversations. I especially love figuring out puzzles.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child both of my parents went to church regularly, but when I became a teenager my mother decided that she would no longer attend with the family. Several of my sisters followed her, but my father and I chose to remain active in church. I'm not always sure what exactly it was that made me continue going to church; maybe it was the friends I made there. Maybe it was that I felt good during those hours of worship. Maybe it was my insatiable quest to learn everything put in front of me. I don't know, but I do know that I have never, not once, regretted my decision. Even when it was hard. I remember back to those years when I was a teenager and I often felt lonely. There was one time when I was on my knee's praying, and those feelings of loneliness hit me hard. I began asking why I felt so lonely, and if anyone understood me. This overwhelming feeling of love and peace just hit me. I knew, in that moment, that if no one else ever loved me or cared about me, that my Savior did. When I struggle now, all these years later, with hurts or pains or trials, I remember that day and how I felt and that feeling of truly knowing that my Savior cares about me. That I why I am a Mormon. Because even if I could make it through life without help, I don't want to. I want to be on the side with the person who loves me and cares for me the most.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in a quiet way, it is very personal and tender for me. I'm not very vocal about what I believe, I want people to know what I believe by watching me live it. More than anything, I want those around me to know that they are loved by our Savior. That He cares about them. That they are amazing just because of who they are, not because of what they have or have not accomplished.