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Hi I'm Brooke

I'm a mom, I'm a runner... and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in and out of the church. I wasn't always very comfortable in church because I didn't have the routine down and I didn't have all the Primary songs memorized, but I did find my way and gained a testimony which has not waivered. I was the Valedictorian of my graduating high school class which then led me to attend BYU, a university I wasn't sure I was fit for. However, I truly loved it and found my spouse/eternal companion. I absolutley love sports and fitness. My favorites to play are tennis, volleyball, and basketball. And 2 years ago I picked up running and completed a half marathon last fall. I love watching comedy shows on tv and reading a good book when I get quiet time. Now I'm a mom with 2 young children. We play together each day. We enjoy soccer, board games, video games, and reading together. We love to walk to school; our dog enjoys it too! My husband lost his job a few months ago and I struggled with finding the right options for me to earn money. As soon as my youngest started kindergarten I was blessed with a part-time job that allows me to work just during school hours. My husband has started his own company and we believe the Lord will continue to bless us in our endeavors.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young woman my mom decided it would be best for us to attend church more regularly. I resisted at first because I was shy and it was not part of my routine. But I recall the moment my attitude changed, nearly 20 years ago. We were driving and the sun was breaking through the clouds and I as contemplating the vastness of our world, our universe, and the eternities. I realized there was so much more to our existence than me, and that a loving Heavenly Father was the author of it all. I devoted myself more fully to the gospel and became an example to other young women and developed friendships with them and with leaders that helped me during those formative years as a teenager. Now I attend church each week and perform the tasks of my calling out of faith and in gratitude to my Savior. My blessings come directly from the Father and I want to live my life in a way that shows Him my gratitude. I'm not perfect and I don't make every correct decision, but I do know the truth the gospel brings and see daily how living the principles and ordinances I believe in can positively impact all that I do. Our beliefs, principles, doctrine all lead us to Christ. We serve as Christ served, we love as Christ loved and believe that in and through Him we can return back to our Father in Heaven and live eternally with our families.

How I live my faith

I believe living my faith starts in the home. We have pictures of Christ and temples, we have scriptures available in several rooms to read, and we enjoy reading The Friend and Ensign magazines from the church. We sing church hymns and primary songs and say our prayers daily as a family. When we leave home, or go our separate ways, we try to keep in mind that we are representatives of the church at all times and want to be a good example to others so they'll want to adopt this gospel in their lives as well. At work I want to be kind, helpful, and an honest worker. While shopping or running errands I want to be courteous and polite. In the community we are beginning to volunteer as a family and support senior citizens in our area. There are so many ways to serve in all capacities of our lives. At church I am the Primary President of our ward and get to work directly with children ages 18 months to 11 years old. Sharing the gospel with them and seeing the doctrine through their eyes really strengthens my testimony.