Hi I'm Brooke
I'm a mom, an adoptive parent, and an overachiever. I love families-past, present, and future-and I'm a Mormon.
I grew up a member of the Church in a little town as one of only a few members in my school. I love to cook, write, take pictures, read, and play with my family. As a family we love to go new places and try new foods. I am a mother, a wife, a best friend, a daughter, an aunt, and a sister. I have dreams and aspirations of becoming an author, a family history expert, a baker, and a missionary. I am a perfectionist, an obsessive organizer, and an overachiever. I love adoption and I have desires to make a difference. My greatest joys and my greatest opportunities for growth lie in my family because of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
Why I am a Mormon
It is difficult to put into words something that so fully defines my life, and has shaped the person I am. I am a Mormon simply because I want to be with my Father in Heaven and my family for all eternity. I am a Mormon because I want to follow the Savior. I am a Mormon because it teaches me how to be a better wife, a better mother, and a better daughter of God. I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. I am a Mormon because of the answers I receive to questions about my life, like who am I? What is my purpose on earth? Can my family be together forever? How should I balance being a mom, a wife, a youth leader, and a friend? Does God love me? Every concern I have, every doubt and fear I have is answered through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because I want to be like Him.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by praying daily and studying the scriptures; we attend church each Sunday; and we go to the temple often. I live my faith by working hard to keep a Christ-centered home, and teaching my daughter about her Savior. We love being able to serve in the Church because it helps us learn more how to follow the Savior. I am helping serve the young nursery children and I love it! I am not perfect! I make a lot of mistakes, and repent and continue to move forward. It is my faith in my Savior, and His Atonement that makes me who I am. Without the Atonement of Jesus Christ I would have no purpose, no hope. But because of Him, I know that I can be who He wants me to be. Each day I strive to live my life in a way that will bring me closer to that goal.