Hi I'm Miranda
I'm a free-lance journalist. I work full time in a well known non-profit industry called parenting. I love nature. I'm a Mormon.
I love the outdoors and find replenishment in nature. I also love making music. My family consists of five sparkling kiddos (one who has a rare genetic condition called Tuberous Sclerosis), and one amazing husband. We move around a lot due to my husband's work and I feel blessed by the community that I have in the Church. I grew up as a member of the Church, but I've really discovered over the course of my life that it's still the only way that I want to live. The gospel of Jesus Christ is the only real source of comfort in life and the only real source of answers to life's hardest questions. I love the fine arts and I also love watching fireworks. My kids are my challenge and my joy. My favorite thing to do is go for a walk with my husband. I also love going out to dinner with friends. My greatest sense of accomplishment comes from being true to the things that I know in my heart even when circumstances would dictate otherwise.
Why I am a Mormon
I feel strongly that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only church that could really make me happy because it is the only church that promises that my family can be together as a family after we die. And it gives us the tools we need to help us be together now. When I was a little girl, I met President Monson, the current President of the Church. And even though I was just a child I felt the greatness of his spirit and the kindness within him. I know he's a prophet on the earth, for us, right now.
How I live my faith
I just try to live with hope and courage. Sometimes, with a child with special needs, life can feel so daunting and discouraging. I just try to hold on to my belief in Jesus Christ, in his atonement to carry our burdens of sin and sorrow, and in his life-giving resurrection. I pray every morning and ask for strength to help me through the day. Then I work to serve my family and my neighbors. I do my best to listen to the whisperings of my heart so that I know what to do and when. I ask for forgiveness quickly and try to never burn a bridge. I try to see others as the children of God that they are. I let myself have authentic emotions and then I press forward.