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Hi I'm Brooklyn

I grew up in the Gila Valley. I'm a college student. I'm a farmer's daughter, a sister, and an aunt. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I come from a small town. My dad is a farmer and my mom is a stay-at-home mom. I'm the oldest of 3 girls. My younger sister is married and has my first niece. My youngest sister is also married and is attending a community college. I graduated from the same community college in 2007 and am working on my bachelor's degree in Anthropology. I work full-time and also have 2 student jobs. I've changed my mind about 4 times about my major. I was extremely athletic in high school and even played a little college basketball. My family has lived in the same area for generations. One of my ancestor's settled the valley that I'm from. I had a very blessed childhood. I learned morals and values at an early age. My mother taught me how to cook and clean. My dad taught me the basics on how to fix small things on my car and how to fix things around the house. I ran around, climbed trees, fell down, got scrapes when I fell, and kept right on going. I enjoy the simple things in life and I hope to never lose that.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents and grandparents always took us to church when we were younger. I always enjoyed Sundays sitting next to my parents, sisters, and grandparents and listening to my grandma sing. When I was younger, I learned the more simple and basic principles about the gospel. I understood most of what I was taught. I'm so grateful for the opportunity to be with my family for eternity. My parents were married and sealed in the House of the Lord and it comforts me knowing I will be with them in heaven. My mom is sealed to her parents. My mom's parents and siblings are sealed to my great-grandparents. I have many family members that have passed on and it brings me comfort knowing I will see them again and be with the for all eternity. When my grandma passed away, this knowledge is what held me together. I was very close with my grandma and it breaks my heart that she won't be there at my wedding, she won't be able to hold my children, and she won't be able to sing her lullaby to them and rock them to sleep. But I know she's with my children on the other side. They will know her after they are born. I hope they are able to bring a part of her with them.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by attending church every Sunday. Sometimes I attend church with my parents and most times I attend the church in my area. I attend as many church related activities as possible during the week. The church activities help me maintain friendships with those who go to church with me. While I am going to college, I take church classes at the Institute of Religion. This helps strengthen me when the outside world seems to try to break me down. Even if I'm not in a church class, I enjoy being at the Institute. It's like an escape from the evils of the world. I'm also able to socialize with others who have the same beliefs as I do. On campus, many people smoke and use very provocative language that is very offensive to me. That doesn't exist within the walls of the institute. Going to church on Sunday, going to church activities, and attending church classes helps me feel a calm and peace that comes with feeling the Spirit of the Lord.