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I've been married for just over 9 years now. My wife is a stay-at-home mom and loves it. We have 3 kids and they are such a blast. I love spending time with my family, because those are the most joyous times. I enjoy watching sports, especially soccer. I work in the Software Development world and enjoy contributing to projects that are benefiting others. I love to learn new things.
There have been many generations before me that were also members of the Church. However, at a young age, I came to a realization that I needed to know for myself if the things I was being taught were true. I remember a handful of experiences where the Holy Ghost testified to me of the truthfulness of this work. I will never forget the feeling I had. It was amazing. Since then, I have had time and time again where the Holy Ghost has confirmed to me truths of the Gospel. It makes me happy to know I am living in such a way that helps others and where I can learn from my own experience.
It's amazing to learn about the life of the Prophet Joseph Smith. He was just a man. He wasn't perfect, as none of us are. However, he was focused on the glory of God. He had God's purpose in mind in all that he did. Despite doing things that were deemed as 'unpopular', he knew that he had seen a vision and nothing could change his mind about that. There were many others who played a vital role in the Restoration process. For me, I am eternally grateful because I know my family has been sealed to live together forever by the Priesthood of God. Life is easier to put into perspective knowing where we came from, why we are here, and what is after this life. I find hope in the Atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ and know that we can live with God and Christ again.
I have set an alarm on my cell phone for 8:00pm. Every time it goes off, our kids know it's time to read our scriptures as a family. We do good most days. We then pray together as a family and it is so rewarding to see a 2yr old and 4yr old pray to Heavenly Father. There are not too many things more special than that. I read the scriptures every morning possible. My wife and I also strive to attend the temple at least once per month, if not more.