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I was born into the church, and grew up in a single parent family. My mom always made sure to take us to church, but after High School I went inactive. My husband is a convert to the church, the only member in his family. I love digital scrapbooking. I grew up dancing and performing on stage, and even though I have long since done anything, I love to watch people dance and my favorite TV show is "So You Think You Can Dance". I am also an avid amateur photographer.
I was born in the church, but I still had to choose to follow Him. After High School I became inactive. I never thought the church was false, but I chose to not care whether it mattered if it were true or not. When I got married my husband was not a member, but he was a very strong Christian. About a year into our marriage it became clear that I needed to make a choice. I couldn't go on "sitting on the fence". After attending his church full time I could feel something was missing. I remembered what I had learned as a child and I knew that I needed to return to the LDS church. I shared my feelings with my husband and together we attended Sacrament Meeting every Sunday. Pretty soon we started staying for Sunday School as well and 2 years into our marriage my husband was baptized and we became active members. Sometimes I wish that I would have remained faithful and not have become inactive, but I can't regret it, because my testimony of His gospel is stronger now that it has ever been. I know what it feels like to have it in my life and to not have it. And I know that this Gospel is true.
In the church we are told to give of our talents. I happen to have a talent for playing the piano. I am not as good as many people I know, but I can play. I have been able to bless many people by sharing music with them. Whether it was accompaning someone who was singing, playing piano solos, or even just playing the hymns. I have recieved great blessing from others who have been willing to share their talents and gifts with me. People who have the gift of friendship, or faith. People who have a talent for teaching others the gospel in ways that make it easy to understand. I am thankful for these people
I attend church every Sunday (as long as I or my children aren't sick). Right now I work with the youth of our ward. I am over the 12-18 year old girls. I love being with them and sharing their joy for life. I also play the piano alot for our ward. There are not very many who can play so I am asked frequently to do so. Every Monday night, our family has "Family Home Evening". This is a time where we teach our children what we believe and sing songs together. Sometimes we play games, or go out and do a fun activity. But our children know that on Monday we don't schedule anything because it is time for our family. As my children get older and have more activities that they are involved in, I find it more and more important to have this one night a week just for us.