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Hi I'm Madeleine

I am a traveler. I am a sailor. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I always love these "About Me" blurbs. But at the same time, I blank and for a second I can't think of anything to say. I am a boring a person. Alright, let me think real hard... 1. I love to travel. Anywhere. Everywhere. Anytime. 2. My sail boat, First Love, is a little laser and holds some of my favorite memories. 3. I am a pre-nursing student. 4. I have a slight giraffe obsession. 5. Listen to the Jack Johnson pandora station, this is my life soundtrack. 6. Adventure is my middle name. (not literally, but that would be super cool) 7. Laughing is my favorite. Smiling is my second favorite. There is always something to smile about, even on my darkest days. 8. I play the Ukulele. 9. I was lucky enough to be raised in a cultured home, especially when it comes to food. I eat all food. And will try anything edible. 10. Life is Good.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have come to learn (and am still learning) that this gospel is true. I was born and raised in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. For a long time, my testimony mirrored my parents and church leaders testimonies. It wasn't till I was about 17 that I really wanted to make my own foundation of a testimony. At that point of my life, I allowed myself to doubt for the first time ever. Doubting is good, doubting leads us to finding what is right and what is wrong. After a long process of many prayers and tears of confusion, I had this overwhelming peace come over me. I heard no voice that said "Madeleine, this is the true Church of God." I didn't experience any miraculous miracle. I felt loved. More love than I had ever thought was possible, and that says a lot being the fact that there are so many people out there whom I love and that love me too. This love was coming from my Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. From that moment on I prayerfully strived to find more things to add to MY testimony, to add things that I knew to be true. Is my testimony this beautiful elaborate piece of art? No. Far from. It is simple, and short. But it is mine. I know that I am a daughter of a King, the greatest most loving King, a King of all things. He is my Heavenly Father. Because I know I am a daughter of God, I must act like one. I am imperfect, very very imperfect but as long as I strive to be better, that is all that matters. I have an elder brother, who loves me more than words can describe. My elder brother, my savior and redeemer, Jesus Christ, suffered in a garden... for me. He bled from every pour...for me. He then died...for me. I know that I can return to them, I can live with them both one day. I want this more than anything. I still have a lot to learn about this, but I also know that temples are the house of the Lord. I know these things to be true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in everything I do. I have this little ring on my finger that says, "CTR" which stands for Choose the Right. These three words surprisingly make up a huge part of my life. We all know that we make millions of decisions each day of our lives. This ring helps me remember that the choice is always mine but that a lot of those choices that make their way in front of me, there is a path or choice that would please my Father in Heaven more than the other. I want to please my Heavenly Father, he gave me EVERYTHING that I have. I will never be able to "pay Him back" because his gifts to me are just to great. He doesn't see it as a debt though, he loves me, he gave me these gifts out of pure love. My "Thank You" to Him is the way I live my life and how I live my faith. I say "Thank You Heavenly Father" by: Making those right choices. Loving His other children. Serving people. Talking to Him through my personal prayers. Read the words of the Prophets in the holy scriptures. Loving and recognizing the things that He has given me, like my talents. Strengthening my relationship with His only begotten son, Jesus Christ. Teaching others about how they are just like me and they too have the same living Heavenly Father that has and continues to drench them with blessings. This is how I live my faith.