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Hi I'm Elisabeth Xidis

I live in Utah, need I say more... And guess what? I'M A MORMON!

About Me

About me, hmm... Well about a year ago I got back from a mission from Minneapolis, MN, probably the best decision I could ever have made in my life. Every since then my life has taken twists and turns that I have not expected. I had my life planned out, I knew what I wanted to do, who I wanted to be, and what I wanted out of life. I wanted to go to school to become a teacher, get married, teach little kids, have kids, and so on.... But those dang curve balls, have pointed me in another direction, a direction I have yet to truly realize yet. I have no idea what I want out of life, I don't know what I want to do or be, I don't know anything right now, nothing really feels right. The most annoying part about this is, is I am not that kind of person I plan things out, I am prepared this is odd and new territory to me, and that is truly frustrating, but I am trying to do my best. I am trying to be the best person I can be at the moment, and live each day for the beautiful moments it has to bring me. After all I am here on this earth for a reason, I have a purpose, and God has a plan for me. And sooner or later, I will figure that out.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because that is where I feel that I belong. When the days grow long, and the strain of life gets hard the only place where I feel true peace is in this church. Whether it be the people, the spirit that exists in the church, or the words of comfort, it does not matter. This church brings such peace to my soul when the things of this world can do nothing for me. Even when I feel the most doubt and sorrow, and pain and sufferings, the only thing that can bring me through is the truth of the Gospel, and the love of our Savior Jesus Christ. I am also Mormon because there are three basic things that keep me pushing forward, that keep me motivated to go through this life, Family, Temple, Testimony. Family is always there for you, family always understands you, family always loves you, you can always find a certain belonging in family. Family keeps you strong, they back you up, they get your jokes, they want you to succeed, there always there when you need a pick-me-up. I could in no way face the trials I have been blessed to face, without those closest to me, family is Eternal, I am so grateful that I will have them for Eternity. The Temple is the only place where I can find complete peace and solace in a world so full of tragedy and darkness, it is the only place where I feel the Saviors arm truly around me. At times the Temple is the only thing I can cling to, to stay strong, just as it is a beacon on a hill, it is a beacon of hope and light, that there are good things to come. Lastly, a testimony, ya know I am not ashamed to say my testimony is a small light right now, but its still lite. Sometimes just knowing those basic truths is okay, that's what will carry us through in the darkest of time. We know enough, we may feel we don't know much, but we know enough to carry us through each and every part of life, through the times when testimony is bright as the sun and through times when it is a dim light within, we always know enough.

How I live my faith

Ya know, God has thrown me a few curve balls, so the way I live my faith has changed a little. At the moment living day to day is vital, being able to think a week ahead or months ahead is just not something that is going to happen for me. I live my faith daily, by waking up, doing and being. Elder Holland once stated, "try to progress every day". That small statement holds so much truth for me. Realizing that each and every day is chance to progress and to be better than I was yesterday gives me much more confidence. The Lord does not require us to one day wake up and be perfect, but to live faithfully, to be faithful, to progress " a little" each day. I live my faith by trying each day to do or be something that I and God would be proud of, and to find those small or large moments of peace and joy in the day.