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Hi I'm Brittany

I am doing the best I can, and I'm enjoying the journey. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I met while we were in undergrad. After we married, we moved to the west coast. I went to law school while he started his career. Thirteen years later, we now live in the mid-west, and I stay home with our three young children. Our children keep me plenty busy. They are active and happy and healthy, and we feel incredibly blessed. Sometimes life is a little overwhelming. Like everyone else, we have our challenges and problems. We're just doing the best we can and trying to enjoy the journey. I often decompress with chocolate (like every day), and I love Indian and Thai food. I play the piano and run marathons. I plan to run a marathon in every state--it's going to take a while!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life. Growing up, I was not surrounded by many families or individuals of my faith. In terms of religion, I have always been part of a minority. While that reality was uncomfortable at times for various reasons, I never questioned or doubted that I belonged to Jesus Christ's only true church on the earth. I was always well-liked and had many friends, but it was in those youthful years where I was always "the different one" that my testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel was solidified. (I was different because I held to standards that seemed old-fashioned and out of vogue from the perspective of my fellow classmates and friends--from junior high on through law school.) But I knew exactly who I was--a daughter of our Heavenly Father. And with clear certainty, I knew He knew me. I also knew He had provided a way for His gospel to be restored to the earth after it had been taken from the earth. And even though it remains an unpopular concept among many, the Church of Jesus Christ has been restored, and I am a member of His church.

How I live my faith

Our church is organized with a lay clergy. That means that no one is paid to participate in our church meetings or activities. So, every one has a job to do, and that job will change from time to time. Currently, I am the president of the women's organization in our local church meetinghouse. Our organization's primary focus is to teach one another from the scriptures, to relieve suffering, to provide aid, and to otherwise love and serve one another. These responsibilities carry over into our everyday lives as our faith is not a "Sunday-only" religion. We provide meals to the sick, elderly, or new mothers. We render humanitarian work in our local communities and also abroad. We reach out to those who are sad or lonely. In short, we strive to do the things that Jesus would do if He were here on the earth. We have much responsibility in these efforts, but we are blessed beyond measure in doing His work.