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Hi I'm Erin

I'm a speech-language pathologist. I believe in delighting daily. I love my family and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a speech-language pathologist working in with children and their families. I love investing in children and helping them to reach their potential. I got into my current profession because of my family background. Both my sibilings have disabilities, autism and down syndrome. Their gifts, talents and challenges have blessed my life and continue to bless my life in so many ways. They have helped to inspire me to become a better person, to be kinder, more loving and mindful of other people, to be happy and to contribute good to the world. I spend a lot of time with my family; celebrating holidays, eating Sunday dinner together, playing games, going on drives and adventuring in the beautiful states of Utah and Idaho. I love the gospel with all my heart. I served a full-time mission in the Canada Halifax Mission. It was the best 18 months for my life and taught me how much Heavenly Father loves and is aware of all his children. Knowing the I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father has changed my life! I enjoy reading books, sewing, baking, spending time with friends, hiking, taking pictures and singing.

Why I am a Mormon

My family, on both sides joined the church in Europe and immigrated to Utah as part of the pioneer exodus helping to settle various communities along the Wasatch Front of Utah. Even though I grew up in the church, I still had to gain my own testimony and know for myself that this is the true church. I always liked going to church. I liked the way I felt when I was there and the things I learned just made sense. When I was 14 I went to Especially For Youth (a week long program for youth of the church), in that week I realized just how much my life had been affected by the things I learned at church. The peace I had always found knowing the my family could be together forever took me through the best and worst of times. I remember sincerely praying to know if the Book of Mormon was true for the first time and just knowing, feeling a peaceful and warm feeling that everything I'd learned was true and this was indeed the Lord's church; that Joseph Smith was a true prophet, that he had been called just as prophets of old to restore the Lord's church in all its fullness, with all its correct doctrine to the earth. Today I continue to share the gospel because I know now more than ever that it is true and because I have been given much, I too must give. I must allow others to learn those same truths that have brought me peace and happiness. I know that everything that is unfair about life can be made right through the Atonement of Jesus Christ. So much is unfair about life, especially having siblings with disabilities it is so easy to ask...WHY? But I know that the disabilities that bind them here are only temporary and that I believe in eternity. One day they will have perfect bodies, bodies that work the right way, talk the right way, bodies that produce insulin, and tolerate change. Knowing these things has changed my life for the better! I am able to live my best life now because of my membership in this church.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by sharing the gospel. I recently returned from 18 months of missionary service in the Canada Halifax Mission where I was able to spend each and every day, all day sharing the gospel and teaching them about the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. I love to serve. Serving makes me happy! One of my favorite ways I get to serve in this church is through callings which are basically volunteer assignments that are given that we each have the opportunity to accept or reject. Currently I am serving on the temple committee where we help members in our ward (similar to a congregation) prepare to enter the house of the Lord.

What are some things that tell to you there is a God?

Erin
Walk outside. Spending time in nature always awakens my sense and makes my heart fill with gratitude and just that extra assurance that God is there and that he is aware of us here. The fact that my little sister can find so much joy in life with such trying heath problems tells me that God cares about his children because we can find joy in affliction. The water cycle reminds me of the order of God and that he is in control. The fact that we have a prophet on the earth again reminds me that God is just aware of us today as he has been with all his children throughout time so he again sent us a prophet to lead us and guide us so that we may know what to do to live with God again someday! Show more Show less