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Hi I'm Brooke

I love to learn, laugh, and be outdoors. I'm overwhelmed thinking about being a new mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a big family of 11 children. We learned to love the outdoors at a young age and we still spend as much time outdoors as possible- especially in the Red Rocks of Southern Utah. I'm a nurse and have worked in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit. I've also worked in public health and research and am particularly interested in helping underserved populations. I love to sew and to bake goodies. After studying several foreign languages, I've decided it would be awesome to learn several more. After struggling with infertility, my husband and I are pregnant with our first child... a baby boy. I'm excited to be a mother and worry about raising a healthy and happy child.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the LDS Church, I was accustomed to going to church every Sunday and reading my scriptures and saying my prayers. Over the course of my youth, I gained a deep appreciation for and knowledge of the gospel and of my Savior. Further study of the restoration of the church, which was led by Joseph Smith, helped me realize how important my faith is to me. I find true happiness in living the teachings of the gospel and knowing that we are all part of a plan to return to our Heavenly Father. This life is by no means easy, and it's comforting for me to know that my struggles have a purpose- they're guiding me to choices that will ensure I can live with my family forever, thanks to the sacrifice of Jesus Christ, our Savior. My husband and I struggled with infertility, which was especially heartbreaking to me because I felt like I'd married late, I had cared for hundreds of babies as a nurse in the Newborn Intensive Care Unit, and I'd helped raise several of my younger siblings. I felt I was prepared to raise a child and should therefore have been blessed with a child. I have had to re-learn that God loves me, he wants my happiness, and that I can and should trust in Him. I have felt peace through my struggles because of the knowledge I have of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Because we recently moved to a new house, I have not yet had the opportunity to regularly serve in my ward. In my past ward, I was a youth leader of young women and found it very rewarding to spend time with them twice weekly.