Hi I'm Sydney
I'm a college student, a wife, and a Mormon!
I'm a young, bubbly 20-something with the drive to get out there and do something. My day starts bright and early at 4 am where I get to work with really awesome people. I work two jobs with my husband to help pay for all of our expenses, as we try to stay out of debt as much as possible. I go to school at BYU and I love it! I work hard to get the best grades that I can. I also love going to my husband's intramural games. Sometimes I even find time to do my homework. I love to swim and cook, and I look forward to being a mother someday.
Why I am a Mormon
I'm a Mormon because I love this church and I believe it to be true. I have a testimony of prayer. I know that they are answered. When I'm alone, or afraid, or if I need direction, I know I can always go to the Lord and to my Heavenly Father for help. I know that the power of the Priesthood is real. I have received many blessings for my pains and struggles, and peace has always come to me. I know that Christ atoned for our sins and for our sorrows. He knows exactly how we feel. He wants us to be happy and to repent of our sins so that we can be able to live with Him and our Heavenly Father again some day. I know that life does not begin or end with this mortal life. We lived together with our Heavenly Father before birth and we have the opportunity to return when we die. I know we are all children of our Heavenly Father, who loves us, and wants us to return to Him. I know that the standards we have are for our protection. They keep us from straying from the path. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I have read it many times, and the teachings in it are all for our benefit, and are all true. I know that the Lord does not give us anything that we can't handle. Sometimes we may go through times that are difficult, and we may feel lost and alone. But God is always there for us. He loves us and wants us to try our best and to reach out to Him and come back to Him. He's waiting for us to come home.
How I live my faith
I strive to be someone that stands out from the crowd. I want to be that person that people can go to, someone that is kind, gentle, charitable. I want to be the crying-shoulder, the comforter, that friend who will always be there. I try to always have faith and hope, becasue being hopeful and having a positve attitude really helps to improve your life. I always try to see others how Christ would see them. He would look past the past the physical appearence and the outer image. He would look on the heart of the person, and love them for who they are. He would be forgiving, and would always be looking out for them and wanting the best. He would be there even when they slipped and fell, and would help them get back up again. This is the person I strive to be; to be Christ-like.