Hi I'm Elisabeth
I'm a writer. I have a learning disability called Auditory Processing Disorder. It means I have a hard time with multi-step directions, sometimes have trouble with recognizing different accents in languages, and tone. But I have beat the odds! I was told I would never do well enough in high school to go where I want for college. I was told I would never be taken off the special education system and I was. It's all thanks to my hard work, God, my parents, and my teachers. I would never be where I am without the thanks to the help and support of others in my life. I also have Aspergers. I have a hard time with tone and jokes as well relationships. I have learned that the obstacles in my life such as my Aspergers and learning disability have helped me become stronger and more humble.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised a Mormon by a convert mother and a Mormon born father. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time when I was eight and prayed to know if it was true. I never doubted until later as a teen. I couldn't understand why God would let me have a disability. But I learned later that my disability was meant to help others and make me humble, patient, and a better example as I learn to rely on God in my life. I truly believe in the saying, "When you see on pair of footprints in the sand, it was me who carried you." I have been given many blessings in my life such as a friend who has the same disability I do. I have a friend who understands and I have begun to realize I am never alone. I am safe if I keep on the straight and narrow path in my life. I believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus love us more than we know. Heavenly Father and Jesus will help us once we have the faith to open the door and let them in.Sometimes your weakness can be your biggest strength.
How has attending Church services helped you?
Church services have helped me find people that share my values. I also have developed new friendships and relationships that help me overcome my struggles.
How I live my faith
I try to be the best example I can to my friends and family as well others that I meet.