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I'm just an 18 year old girl. I look more like a 12 year old, but I'm told that's a good thing because when I'm older I'll be glad that I look younger. We'll see. I'm a freshmen at BYU, believe it or not. Not sure what I'm going to major in, but I do plan on working at the Disney company. Originally as an animator, but maybe something else. Who knows! I absolutely love Disneyland. I grew up watching those movies, and they never got old. I was voted most likely to never grow up in high school, so I definitely know how to be a kid. I think that is one of the most important values in life. Childlike innocence is something we should see more of in the world, and I hope to have a career that will somehow enhance that. I was a cheerleader and a theatre nerd in high school. I'm more of an artistic person, and I believe the arts should be more valued in education. They're a way for people to express themselves. I've never felt more accomplished than when I'm performing on stage. I have a weird laugh, and apparently it is contagious. I am also very flexible. I literally can bend in half; it is not normal. I like to think that I am funny and that I have friends, but you never really know with those things... I like my music. Fun. They are my favorite band, by far. My family? They are pretty broken, but they mean the world to me. No matter how broken we are, no matter what mistakes they have made, I still love my dad, mom, and 3 sisters with all of my heart.
I'm Mormon because it makes me happy. I know it is right, & ever since I've joined the church I have seen the hand of the Lord work miracles in my life. My dad left our family my junior year in high school. My now single mother & us four daughters were left to fend for ourselves. Unfortunately after he left our house was foreclosed due to poor financial standings. My broken family was left homeless for a while but we eventually found a place to live. Sadly this shack consisting of no insilation or durable walls was by no means under any legal living condition. My life was heading for the worst, and I was at my lowest. My family had never been religious, but I always wanted to believe that there was a God. So I started praying to a God that I didn't even know. I prayed for a miracle, and that is exactly what I got. A boy came into my life & showed me that he really cared about me. He intoduced me to his church full of ridiculously happy people. I wanted that happiness. I learned about how families can be forever, something beautiful to me. I realized that my fantasy of living happily ever after could be a reality. Most importantly I learned that I wasn't alone. That there was someone who loved me, knew me, & had gone through the same pain I was feeling. He was my Savior. I came to know of His love for me. I learned about my Father's plan & I knew it was true. I could feel it in my heart. I was baptized November 27, 2010. It was the best decision of my life. Sometimes it does get hard being the only member in my family, but God blesses me so greatly. Ever since I became a Latter-day Saint I have seen incredible things happen in my life. I have been changed. I'm going places, and have been blessed with opportunities that I never thought would be possible. I am so thankful. Thankful for my trials, because they have made me into the person I am today; thankful I was lead to this church because it truly saved me. But most of all I am thankful for Him who gives me strength
I live my faith everyday. In everything that I do. By always remembering the sacrafice my older Brother made for me. He loves me so much that he was willing to give up his own life. My life, to him, is worth his own. Because of that I am able to be healed, to be fixed, and to be able to start over. Repentance isn't a punishment; it is a gift! I am able to be made perfect in Him! I love Him, and I try and show that in the things that I do. I try to follow in His footsteps, and be like Him. I read and reread the Book of Mormon, because it tells me everything I need to know. All of the answers are right there. I am learning to trust in my Savior. Things don't always happen the way we want them to. Bad things happen, and we don't know why. I am learning that through Christ, I can be so much more. I am stepping out into the darkness and reaching out to Him, fully knowing that He will take my hand and guide me to where I need to go. I love how Brad Wilcox puts it. "He isn't the light at the end of the tunnel, He is the light that gets us through the tunnel." He is here with us, right now. I am able to live my faith by never giving up, even when I feel like I can't go on. It is finding joy in the little things, and being thankful for all that we are given, no matter how small that may be. It is being humble enough to know that I am not perfect. But I can't give up hope. I know that if I just keep trying, and if I have faith and do what He asks, I will be led back to my Father in heaven. I will be able to return home. I know that this church is true, and by living like Him everyday I am living my faith, because He is my faith. I know that if I continue to do that, and if I never give up hope, I will make it to where I want to go someday. I will be welcomed with open arms to where I belong, and I will be enfolded in His boundless love.