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On cold days in January to sweltering afternoons in late August you can find me in the kitchen making and baking. My Mom is a fabulous cook/baker/extraordinaire :) So I grew up around a kitchen counter. When I wasn't in the kitchen talking to Mom, I would be plopped down on next to our old upright grand, basking in the music, as my Dad played from a Henry Mancini book. One of my very favorite things to do is hike and be outside. I love waterfalls and leaves. When I'm not outside you can find me curled up on a couch with a book in hand, or playing with my adorable little nephews. I'm also a college student, hoping to study Speech Pathology.
I was born into a wonderful family. My Mom and Dad are Mormon as well as my grandparents and their parents before. As a result I was brought up in the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints; and boy am I ever grateful for that! There was a point in my life, however, that I had to find out for myself if that was what I believed, or wanted to believe. So I studied The Book of Mormon, and I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if my beliefs were right, and if that was what I wanted out of life. The result has been many small moments when I feel warm peaceful feeling, a surety that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that I am a member of His church.
This morning I woke up, rolled out of bed onto my knees and thanked my Father in Heaven for sleeping so well that I wanted to sleep more. To me prayer is the essence of remembering and being thankful. There are always going to be days when I feel like giving up, and hiding from the world; but I know that the sun will eventually come out again and that all that I feel, I can tell it to my Heavenly Father. He gives me hope, He listens perfectly, He always answers. I know that God lives because I've felt His love, His understanding, His care, as I pray.
Each day I have the privilege of meeting all kinds of amazing people, from all different places and mentalities. We each share a wonderful thing in common; the light of Christ. As I talk with my new friends, I try to help them know that Jesus Christ is our Savior and that He wants us to be happy and have a place in this world. We don't have to wonder about what our life means. I see how Christ changes lives every day, I see Him change my life every day. Change is hard, and sometimes it hurts...a lot, but it is worth more than poets or authors could ever describe. Christ's love makes us all better people!