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Hi I'm Britney.

Smile. Dance. Serve. Laugh. Enjoy. Dream. Have faith. Believe. Strive. I'm a Mormon and this is my motto.

About Me

I'm an only child with two amazing parents. I've always been extra close to both my mom and my dad. I got married a little over two years ago. Six months later, I was pregnant and nine months after that I gave birth to a perfect baby boy. He's now a very active one year old that loves to explore and get into anything and everything. I love to spend time with him, read to him. play with him. cuddle him, and laugh with him. My husband I are still crazy in love. We just love spending time together; it doesn't matter what we are doing. I'm currently a student finishing up my last semester of school. I'm a writer. I write picture books, short stories, personal essays, magazine articles, travel essays, blogs, young adult novels, and middle grade novels. I love crafting, black and white photographs, baking, learning, spending time with my family, fashion, bright colors, decorating, the beach, frozen yogurt, roller coasters, books, memories, pineapple, noticing the little things in life, quotes, shoes, lists, and music.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the gospel, and I’ve always believed that this church is the true church. But, admittedly, there have been times in my life when my faith has faltered. In general, these times include the moments when I have felt alone in the world, even when sitting in a room full of people. It was at these moments in my life that I questioned the truth of the gospel. And it was through these experiences that I learned not to doubt. During these times of feeling alone, I knelt down and prayed for guidance, for comfort, for some sort of a sign to know that Heavenly Father was really there and that He really cared about me. And then I felt a warmth, almost as if someone were placing their arms around me. It was undeniable. I don’t know where I would be without it. I rely on faith, prayers, and following the commandments to get me through the hard times. My days go much smoother when I take the time to read my scriptures and say my prayers in the morning before I try to tackle my days and to-do lists. My family gets along much better when we pray together. It’s an added strength. When my son was just three weeks old, he spit up through his nose and stopped breathing in my arms. I watched him turn from red to blue to purple as I tried to find his syringe to clear his nasal passageway. I’ve never prayed so hard in my life. I gained so much comfort through prayer from that experience that whatever happens with my son in his life, we will get through it. I knew instantly that he was going to be okay. And through many “almost” accidents during his first year of life, I have felt that same comfort in knowing that everything will be alright. I'm a Mormon because I can't deny the truth of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by striving to be an example to those around me. I strive to be friendly and accepting to everyone I meet. I try to notice when people need help and give a helping hand. Sometimes just a smile is enough. I live by the standards in the scriptures and from the prophet and try to share the happiness doing these things brings me with others. I try to put the gospel first in life. It is my goal to read my scriptures before I read anything else that day. I aim to say my prayers and talk with Heavenly Father before I talk to anyone else. My husband doesn’t leave the house for work without saying a prayer with me and our son. We don’t put our baby down for bed without praying together as a family. We’ve learned that if we make these things a priority, we seem to have time for all the other things we need to accomplish.