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I recently graduated from college with a degree in Nutrition and a Minor in Chemistry. I love learning and am striving to better apply all the knowledge I gained at school to be a healthy person and raise a healthy family! I am married to an incredible man. He is still in school and recently applied to dental school. I am so filled with joy in knowing that our marriage is for eternity because it was performed in the temple. We recently added a sweet boy to our family and I couldn't be a prouder mother. Adjusting to the life of a stay-at-home mom of a very busy student of a husband has had its ups and downs, but I have settled into a happy balance of caring for my family, home, and self in a continuation of learning. THINGS I LOVE: -My Heavenly Father -My Savior -My Husband -My Baby- My Family -Serving Others -Friends -Learning -Laughing -Singing -Blogging -Dancing -Coloring books -Sunshine -Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream -Wakeboarding -Piano -Pinterest -Being in Water -Shooting My Shotgun -Throwing Baby Showers -Reading novels -Trying New Things -Boating -Jogging -A Challenge -Weddings -Hiking -Smiling -Organizing -Logic puzzles -Christmas -People!
I am part of a wonderful family in which both parents are active members of this Church. As I grew up being taught gospel principles I gradually came to believe the same things my parents believe. I choose to stay active in the Church because I know the Book of Mormon is true, and the feelings I have when praying confirm that this is the Lord's church and where He wants me to be. The most important thing in my life is striving to be more like my Savior and be as He is. I know that God and Jesus Christ appeared to Joseph Smith to restore the fullness of the gospel truth to this earth, and it is a joy and precious blessing to have that truth in my life.
The Holy Ghost brings me comfort, peace, and joy! It's through the Holy Ghost that I know the gospel of Jesus Christ is true. It's the medium through which my prayers are answered.
I've been thinking about this a lot lately because my brother is serving a full-time mission in South America. We serve missions because we believe that the true gospel of Jesus Christ that existed when He was on the earth has been restored in our day by the prophet Joseph Smith. I have read the Book of Mormon and I know for myself that it's true. The scriptures teach us that the true gospel brings salvation, and we want to share this with the whole world! Wouldn't you? :) This truth brings so much peace, hope, and joy that we become eager to share it, and a mission is a blessed opportunity to teach others of the Savior, as representatives of Him.
I play the piano in our church primary. Every Sunday we have a three-hour church "block" of time. The whole congregation is together for the first hour. For the second and third hours, the adults attend Sunday School and Priesthood or Relief Society, while the children (ages 11 and under) attend a primary class. Part of the primary class is a singing time full of gospel music written for children to sing, interact, and move their little bodies. It is a joy to get to be part of their little selves growing to know their Lord and Savior. I often marvel at the beautiful simplicity of their testimonies. I also get to serve as a visiting teacher, which is a program of Christ-like service and friendship among the women of our church. It is a blessing to have such a loving, supportive network of other women just like me! Each week I am uplifted and strengthened by my interactions with my fellow sisters in the gospel.