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Hi I'm Erin

I grew up on farm. I love volleyball. I have two sweet boys and a loving husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a very small town in Idaho. I was raised in the church but I believe my true conversion to the gospel came later in my youth. I had always been taught what was right but I was a teenager so I thought I knew everything and that I needed to experience "life" for myself. I took the hard way. But no matter how careless or irrational I got I knew deep down in my heart that I could never deny the truthfulness of the gospel. Only until I had lived a life without it did I realize how much I needed it. One day I asked myself, "Could all of this really be true?" and before I could finish that very sentence I immediately felt a warmth and peace that was so real, so tangible that I could hardly contain the joy I felt. I have never forgotten that feeling, that witness that this is God's church and it is very real. That day changed my life, I started on a different course that lead me to where I wanted to go. I graduated from college, I met my wonderful husband, and I have two rowdy boys whom I adore. I never thought I could be this happy and I know it is because of that one day when my heart was truly converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel is what brings me hope, happiness, and peace in these troubled times. Just knowing that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me, who loves all his children, and is mindful of us and all that we go through helps me to get up every day, and be excited for each new day I've been given to try to be a little better and strive to me more like Jesus Christ. It helps me to want to be a better mother, daughter, wife, friend, and citizen because I know that we are all children of God and that he wants us all to return to Him someday, and knowing this helps me not only to look at others differently but treat them differently, to try and love them as our Father in Heaven would. Knowing that our Savior Jesus Christ suffered for our sins helps me to face the hardships that come my way, knowing that no matter how down I might feel that there is someone who understands and is willing to listen and comfort me. The gospel keeps me anchored to what is most important in this life, with so many distractions it is all too easy to lose my focus on what matters most: my family, my friends, and my faith. I am a Mormon because I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true and the only way to true joy and happiness in this life and eternal life with my family in the life to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying every day to be more like Christ, contanly learning to accept that I don't have to be perfect I just need to do my best to align my life with his teachings. I do my best to do good deeds everyday by serving others around me, doing my best to help relieve or fulfill a need. I believe my greatest service to Heavenly Fahter and the one that brings me the greatest joy is staying home with my children full time. Teaching them the gospel of Jesus Christ and nurturing and developing love and trust with them is, I believe, the most important thing I can do here on earth. Reading from the scriptures daily and praying to Heavenly Father often help me to know what I must do to become more like my Savior, helps me to reach my potential as a daughter of God. Everyday I am faced with choices to do good or to do what is easy, and sometimes human nature can cause me to fall short but I know that the Lord helps me to overcome more and more each day and when I look back on my life and the choices I have made I can see how far we have come together. This could not have been possible without the Atonement of Jesus Christ, He died that I could be forgiven as often as I would repent and forsake my sins. I use the Atonement everyday, repenting and asking for forgiveness and the strength to be better. Attending church each week also brings me strength as we gather together to worship and increase in the knowledge of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.