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Hi I'm Bridget

I grew up in Washington state. I'm a wife, a mother, a teacher, an aspiring photographer, designer, and author, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the only girl and the youngest of four. Growing up in a household of boys I learned to hold my own and to love sports. :) My favorites are basketball, volleyball, hiking, and snow skiing but since my husband played football in high school, that's grown on me as well! We love to host friends for March madness and BYU football parties...or pretty much any excuse to break out the goodness of finger foods and desserts! I graduated with my bachelors degree in Elementary Education and taught second grade in Utah for nine years, after which I got married and moved to Arizona. There I earned my Master's Degree in Educational Psychology with an emphasis in Human Relations while teaching Freshman courses at the University. I now have two beautiful daughters and am enjoying the ups and downs of being a stay at home mom, which I love! I love life and all that it has to offer. Traveling, exploring, creating, taking pictures, organizing like a mad woman (ask my husband!), visiting with friends and family, watching movies, writing, reading, and learning new things are some of my passions in life. I truly believe that life is a wonderful gift which should be opened and enjoyed every day possible!

Why I am a Mormon

Perhaps one of the main reasons that I'm a Mormon is because of the examples of those around me who lived their faith. I am a very strong willed person and have never been one to follow the crowd or go along with something just because every else was doing it. Thus, even though I grew up in a Mormon family, I know I would have never developed my own testimony of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ, if my family, teachers, and friends in the Mormon church had not taught me through example what it meant to be truly Christ-like. They were and are not perfect, but they are always striving to be better, and that was and is inspiring. However, as I grew I had to find out for myself if it was true, and not just rely on what I was told. I read the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other scriptures, tried to live what they taught, and most importantly prayed to know if it all was true. Honestly, I did that more than once to get my answer, and then have it confirmed again and again. Words can't express the feeling I had in my heart as I did that in sincerity. I know that Jesus Christ lives and is my Savior and Redeemer. I know that the scriptures were given as a gift from our Heavenly Father to help us come to Him, get to know Him, and follow the example of His son. We are His children and He loves us and cares for us individually. If we pray to Him and study His words, He will guide our lives and give us comfort and direction in times of need. I can't imagine where I would be right now if it weren't for the gospel of Jesus Christ and my testimony of His work. There are many wonderful people and many great religions in this world that do incredible good on this earth, but there is only one church that has the fulness of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ as it was established in His day. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is that church. I testify of that with all of my heart and in gratitude to God for this amazing gift in my life.

How I live my faith

One of the main ways I live my faith is by being a stay-at-home mother. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints teaches the essential role of families in God's plan for our lives here on this earth. Our families are a great gift from our creator and should be given our best efforts and should be our number one priority. As a past prophet, David O. McKay stated, "No other success in life can compensate for failure in the home." Although not all women are blessed with this privilege to stay home and raise their children due to finances, etc. I am grateful for the opportunity to have an ever-present influence on the teaching of my children. It's not always easy or glamorous, but it is definitely worth it! Another way in which I strive to live my faith is by working with the children at church each week. I prepare lessons to teach the children about our Savior and His gospel, and meet with other leaders to discuss ways to help the children with their needs, and help them to come closer to Christ, their families, and their fellow men. Although I am far from perfect, as all of us are, each day I am working to become a little better, to understand the teachings of the Savior a little more, and to help those around me to do the same. I love the opportunity that Christ has given each of us to repent and start anew each day. I know that WITH HIS HELP I can do ANYTHING He wants me to do and ultimately become the type of person He wants me to become--like Him!