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Hi I'm Emily

I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm happy and usually hungry. I'm an insurance agent. I'm a student. I try to keep it real. I'm LDS!

About Me

I grew up in AZ and am the 5th of 10 kids. I loved my childhood and from an early age, I began playing the piano and was involved in all kinds of sports in high school and college. I studied piano performance at various universities and still perform from time to time and teach lessons today. I served a mission and it was one of the greatest experiences of my life. After, I was married for about four years and had my daughter. That was a rough and sad experience and unfortunately, it didn't work out, so I was divorced. Being a single mother had it's challenges, but I like to think that I rose to those and I enjoyed working as an insurance agent, providing for and playing with my daughter. I met an amazing man a few years afterward and we've been married now for a little over 2 years. We are expecting a baby in a few months and are so excited for our daughter to be a big sister. I appreciate what I've been through because I look at life, people, and experiences completely different now. I like to think that I do not judge anyone or their background and I love and connect to people who are uninhibited and admit their problems (I call that 'keeping it real'). I can honestly say that I'm legitimately happy and am excited to meet the challenge of being a full-time homemaker in a few months. Yes, it will be a challenge for me :-).

Why I am a Mormon

Honestly, I'm a member of the church because my parents were and their parents were and their parents were and so on. As a missionary, I kind of wished that I had some amazing conversion story to share so that the people I taught wouldn't just think, "well this girl doesn't know anything, she was just born into the church." Now I realize how lucky I am to have had the gospel from birth, and to have a strong family heritage of faith. From an early age, I felt the peace of the gospel. I recognized the strong feelings of the Holy Ghost in my heart and mind when I first was shown the picture depicting Joseph Smith's vision of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I was four years old and remember it clearly. When I was 12 or 13, I read the entire Book of Mormon and prayed about its truthfulness and had an overwhelming feeling throughout my whole body tell me it was true. I'm still a mormon because of many 'amazing' things that have occurred in my life and continually occur; specifically, God's answers to my prayers. I've felt Christ's atonement change me in my life and have literally seen His light come into the eyes and change the lives of people who have joined and accepted His gospel. Because of those experiences, I could never deny the gospel's truth in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by making it who I am so that it isn't some project that needs to be accomplished or a check off the checklist of 'must do's'. I just want to make people feel like they are my friend, whether they are mormon or not, it makes no difference to me. I admit I gravitate more to those who are different from the norm or those who seem to not have it all together. Not sure if that's good or bad, but I just want to help out. Basically, I try to be like the Savior, mostly by serving others, but know that I'm not perfect and rely on his grace to fill in the big gaps.