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Hi I'm Bri

I'm a mom of two who is married to the military. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband's military career has taken us to new places that we would not have found ourselves in otherwise. In each new location we feel like we spread a little bit of sunshine to others and in return we learn, grow, and are supported by the people we meet.  

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up as a member of the church in a wonderful family. As a teenager I felt the sprit and desired to continue on in the faith as I entered adulthood. But in my early twenties I realized that my testimony was not as strong as it had once been and that made me realize that I needed to find out why I seemed to have lost it and if I still believed the church was true. It took me a few years, but all along the way I had occasional experiences where I felt the spirit and that gave me hope that led to faith and a desire to continue my pursuit. When I became a parent I was even more serious about wanting to not only have a testimony, but having a testimony that I could articulate to my children in the hope that they would know that I was not simply telling them something someone told me, but telling them what I believed to be true. Now when my children ask me questions regarding faith and religion I tell them what I believe. I also tell them that everyone is allowed to choose for themselves what they believe is right so just because they don’t make the same choices that we do it does not make them bad, or wrong. It simply means that they have made a different choice based on their beliefs. I believe that our children are extremely important. I am a member of the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints not just for myself, but for my children also. Sometimes I consider my children to be my greatest masterpiece. And yet, I know that I do not control them. I can only show them the path that I have chosen for myself and ask them to discover for themselves what is right for them. I feel that it is my job to teach them how to feel the spirit, so they grow with the ability to develop a relationship with God and seek continual inspiration from him to know what his plan is for their life. Then I know that they will use their freedom to choose wisely, regardless of what path they take. And it is my belief that this world will be a better place because they are here.

How I live my faith

I make my family my priority, and I do my best to follow the teachings of the church each day and share that part of myself with my children. In addition, I teach a class to the women of our congregation once a month and that has been a big help in keeping meaning to my scripture study as I prepare the lessons.