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Hi I'm Brooke

I grew up in a small farm town in northeastern Colorado. I am now a wife, I am a mother, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small farm town in northeastern Colorado, so I am fond of wheat fields, yawning sunflowers, giant wind farms, rolling hills specked with cattle, long dirt roads, and endless miles of open sky. I played basketball and volleyball in high school, and I have always enjoyed dancing. I have overcome many different trials, like everyone else. By using the power of the Atonement I have been able to overcome eating disorders and depression. The Atonement has healed me in every way possible. I now enjoy the blessings of being a college graduate, using the knowledge I gained to be a mother and a homemaker. I LOVE being a mom. It is definitely the most rewarding job I have ever had. My husband is my best friend and the love of my life. We laugh all the time. We aren't afraid to tease each other, and we take the time to try to serve one another every day. I also enjoy doing crafts, reading, and learning history.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not a Mormon my whole life. My family was very active in the Methodist faith throughout my childhood and early teenage years. Even though I had a love for the church I grew up in, I still felt I lacked so many answers to burning questions and I always had a feeling there was so much more to this life. Some how I felt like I didn't belong in the world that I had created for myself. When I was 18 years old, I met the missionaries for the first time. At first, I didn't accept what they taught. I was prideful. I didn't follow through with what the missionaries asked, to read the Book of Mormon and pray about it. I didn't feel like it was something I needed. Boy, was I wrong. One day, I took their advice and read the Book of Mormon. The more I studied the book, the more powerful of an experience it was for me. I finally prayed about the book and received an answer through the power of the Holy Spirit that it was true. It suddenly dawned on me that every part of what the missionaries taught was true. All of it -- the Prophet Joseph Smith, the Book of Mormon, the principles of the church-- it's all true. Everything changed from that moment on. I continue to follow the gospel because I find peace. I find truth. I find that those burning questions I had growing up are being answered, and as other questions arise, those answers come. Sometimes more slowly than I would want, but they all come in their time. I follow the gospel because I find protection in following the commandments. I continue to follow the gospel, because it makes me so happy, truly, incredibly, happy. I have never felt happier, and I can honestly say, I don't have to search any more for what's missing. I have found what I was looking for.

How I live my faith

I believe that living the faith is more than just proclaiming you believe. It's a way of life. I live my faith by praying and reading my scriptures every day. I try to be a good example of a disciple of Jesus Christ. I do my best to serve others, and be loving and understanding. I am no where near perfect, but I do repent of the mistakes I make along the way. I also live my faith by going to church every Sunday, attending all the classes, and enjoying participating in different church responsibilities. In the past, I have taught a Sunday school class for younger children, I have organized activities, helped with leadership responsibilities for the sisters, and have taught other classes for adults. Currently, I am part of an organized group of sisters within the church that work to meet the needs of others within the ward, everything from illness, to births, to birthdays.