My Story

My name is Emily and this is my story…

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I am a wife, mother, daughter, and friend. I love cold weather, which is why I live in the north, the beautiful state of Alaska. I am an introvert to the extreme, but my wonderful outgoing husband has rubbed off on me, helping me discover my own voice. I love biking, picking berries in the wild Alaskan frontier, discount movies with my best friend, sharing spiritual experiences with my children, and the comfort of my husbands hugs. I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My life is blessed in more ways than I can count.

I travelled a long road to find peace, happiness, and healing from sexual abuse. It lead me to God and to the Atonement of Jesus Christ. As my story comes full circle I hope I will be able to help someone else traveling the same path. I also believe as I put my testimony into words and stories, I will be strengthened as well.

This blog, in connection with my facebook page (, is dedicated to helping victims of sexual abuse find answers, understanding, and experience healing. Also to providing information and connecting people with resources so they can better respond to victims in crisis.

The things written on this blog are my own thoughts, ideas, and insights based on testimony I have gained.  They are not endorsed by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. If you are interested in more information about the church you can visit or and request a Book of Mormon, or contact contact information for your local LDS missionaries.