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Hi I'm Brandy

I am the mother of three children, a Montessori pre-school teacher, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I had a crazy childhood. When I was 12, my parents became practicing Wiccans; so much chaos. My "adolescent rebellion" consisted of being a good student and participating in every extra-curricular activity I could find. I met my future husband in high school, but he was more of a nemesis than a sweet heart. We got married as 19 year olds, which might have been disastrous, but hasn't been so far. Thirteen years later, we have three sparkling children and most days, no one burns the house down.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12, I read the Joseph Smith story, from Joseph Smith History in the Pearl of Great Price. I can never deny the overwhelmingly positive feeling that filled me as I asked in my mind, "Can this be true?" Every part of me felt bright, enlightened and I that moment has carried me my whole life. My adolescent years were hard, coming from what feels like such a unique religious background (as my parents became practicing Wiccans), there was a time when I believed in God, but felt lost as to what is Truth and how to recognize it. I have spent a lot of time discussing theology in a variety of situations, but there is something logical and beyond logic that the LDS church offers. The church encourages me to "feel it in my gut", so to speak; to study things out and pray about them; to test God and see if He doesn't keep His promises. Personal Revelation. I know that Joseph saw God, Our Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. If that one thing is true, so much more is possible. You take it one principle at a time, studying, praying, allowing your mind and heart to be open to things that are beyond comprehension. I am overwhelmed by how much Love I feel from my Father in Heaven. Despite my weaknesses, fears, sins, and shortcomings, he continues to bless me as I struggle to improve and grow.

How I live my faith

For most of my adult life, I have been asked to work with the children's organization. This has forced me to really analyze gospel principles and scriptures to find the clearest, simplest way to teach children to recognize feel their Heavenly Father's love. I recently moved from Utah to a less LDS-dense area of the country. At first I was very shy about sharing my religious persuasion, but people are kind and curious and it has been kind of fun dispelling the false rumors. I am often asked about polygamy and I usually just smile, and comment how much easier life would be with another wife around.