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Hi I'm Aubrey

I love life! I'm a happy wife, a Special Ed teacher, an ice cream lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend this past December and it was the best decision I have made in my life! He is my best friend and makes me so happy :) Right now, we are finishing up school at BYU and I am starting student teaching as a Special Educator. I love this gospel with all of my heart! I love life and can't imagine it without my family. I couldn't be blessed with more amazing parents and I am the oldest of six, four girls and two boys, that keep life exciting everyday...there really is never a dull moment :) I love to play piano and I'm so grateful for a patient mother who stayed on the bench with me so I could be where I am now. I love serving other people and I have found that the greatest joy comes when you are in the service of others. I love to dance in the rain, sing in the car, eat cookie dough, have a good talk with a friend, and go night skiing. I love being spontaneous :) and one of my every day goals is to find joy in the journey. Gordon B. Hinckley said, "Life is not only to be endured...it is to be enjoyed." Among all the things I love, love my Savior Jesus Christ and I know He lives without a doubt. He is my strength, my Savior, and my Redeemer. He is my greatest Friend.

Why I am a Mormon

Life is a journey all about becoming. Life is hard, but the blessings far outweigh the sacrifices if we just open our eyes to see them. Throughout the joys and difficulties, I have come to know that one thing is constant: God. Even though I have been a member my entire life, I am still being converted as I come to know my Savior. As a child, it is easy to "piggy back" on the beliefs of your parents, but that kind of conversion is not a lasting one. You must know for yourself if something is true. Growing up my family traveled the US, moving to 5 different states across the nation. You should think that I became immune to the process of moving, but our last move was one of the hardest experiences for me. It took me a good year to come to grips that we were staying in Idaho and throughout that year I felt so unhappy. I realized I could not overcome this trial alone. I began pouring my heart out in prayer to my Father in Heaven and studying my scriptures. This was not an easy process, but over time I came to realize that God lives. I am His daughter and He loves me. I am never alone and with God I can overcome all things. I came to know that happiness is truly a choice and it is yours to make. I learned that trials are truly blessings in disguise. I know without a doubt that God is aware of me. I see His hand in my life everyday. If you are questioning if God lives, go to Him in prayer. Pray vocally, have a conversation with Him. I testify that God lives! He is aware of you and knows you by name. Although God may seem indifferent to your suffering, He will never leave you alone. God is our blacksmith. We are put in the fire of trial and kept there so we can be softened and the Master and Creator of the Universe can shape us to be all He needs and wants us to be. I know without a doubt that my Savior Jesus Christ lives. I can't imagine my life or who I would be without Him or this gospel. Why am I a Mormon? I know this Church is true. I live it. I love it.

How I live my faith

Everyday is an opportunity to serve. If we are to be like Christ, then we must serve as He did. I pray to know how I can be a tool in God's hands so that I can be an answer to someone else's prayer. "God hears and answers our prayers, but it is usually through another person that He meets our needs." I have loved the opportunities I have been able to serve-whether it be writing someone a note to brighten their day, giving someone a hug, or taking the time to listen. This past year at college, I was able to serve the women in my Church women's program by visiting with them one on one. In my younger teenage years, I was able to be apart of our Church youth committee to plan and carry out activities. The second best decision of my life was a serving a full time mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Portugal. Currently, my husband & I serve in the nursery and watch the children while their parents attend other meetings. All of these experiences and many more have taught me that true joy comes when you are in the service of others. You are being an example just by the way you live your life. It is one thing to say you know something is true; it is another to live it. Standing up for what you know to be true also brings some of the greatest happiness. I love the phrase, "Preach the gospel and if necessary, use words." Dare to stand alone. There have been times that I have needed leave an unpleasant environment and felt very much alone. Even though you may not have someone physically with you, you have the Almighty God of the Universe by your side. Remember that doing what is right is not easy, but it is always worth it in the end. I want to live in such a way that others can see the Savior through me. I know that I am a daughter of God with a great work to do. I pray to be all God needs and wants me to be.