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Hi I'm Whitney Grace Smith

I grew up in South Carolina. I graduated from Brigham Young University. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a recent graduate of Brigham Young University and have loved every minute of my education there! While studying at BYU I went on a study abroad to London, England and that experience was the trip of a lifetime! I am now starting nursing school with the hopes of becoming a nurse practitioner one day. I am dating my childhood best friend, who I have known for over thirteen years now. I wrote him during his mission, until I got engaged, but when that engagement didn’t work out, it wasn’t until he got back from his mission that I realized I liked him more than just a friend. I know that Christ is the author and the finisher of my faith. I know he has a plan for me and I am willing to let him guide my life whichever way is best. I don't want my life to be free of trials. I now recognize those as merciful opportunities to grow. Christ suffered so that I can grow and become perfect like him. I cherish the opportunities I have in life that enable me to learn and grow.

Why I am a Mormon

Just like Gordon B. Hinckley says, "Never forget that you came to earth as a child of the divine father, with something of divinity in your very makeup...The Lord didn't send his children here to fail, he didn't give you life to waste it... you can be excellent in every way." I am Mormon because I choose to be. I don't know where my life would be without the church. The gospel has brought more happiness and joy into my life than I can even begin to express. I live each day knowing that no matter what happens, my family will be a part of my life forever. I sleep in peace knowing that Heavenly Father is part of my life. I love feeling complete and full of hope. I could not ask for any greater blessing in my life other than this gospel. Living as a Mormon might require more obedience from me but I am more than willing to obey all of the guidelines because I have seen the blessings that come from following each of them. I would not trade a moment of living as a Mormon for any other experience in this world because of how satisfied I am with my decision to be Mormon. Growing up I experienced a lot of persecution for what I believed. I look back now and wish that more of my friends could have known the same things that I knew at that time. I can see that the decisions I made growing up, one by one, day by day, put me on the path I am now on, a joyful and blessed path. I made the decision when I got baptized to always do what is right and that decision changed my life.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, it is a part of who I am and who I am constantly trying to become. Just like Gordon B. Hinckley says, "Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, but with great and strong purpose in your heart." I live my life with joy and happiness because of the perspective that the church gives me. I know I am sent here to be tested and when my time here is through, I want to look at my Heavenly Father and know that I have his approval. I want to have spent my time on earth becoming more like him, so that I can be one of his closest friends. I fulfill my callings at church and I try to be an example to everyone that I meet. I try to find something that I love about each person in my life and see them how our Heavenly Father sees them. Every person is worth so much in his eyes, I know that if I can find that worth in each person, I can help everyone I meet come back to Christ, even if I can only help in a small way.

What are some things that tell you there is a God?

Whitney Grace Smith
Have you ever wondered, is there a God? For me, it's in the simple things in life. Birds, flowers, the functions of the body on a microscopic level, groups of people from different backgrounds somehow uniting on common ground, the positioning of the planet and it's ability to sustain life, mothers having the ability to grow another human inside of them, the development of children into adults, the innate instincts a baby has to smile or frown when happy or sad, and all of the small miracles that happen each and every day. Show more Show less