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Hi I'm Whitney

I was born and raised in Centennial, Colorado. I am 20. I love children and the outdoors. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love everything outdoors. I have been on backpacking trips and love hiking. I love the beach but I also love the mountains. My favorite sports are tennis, swimming and running. I love trying new things, and have recently tried body boarding and snowboarding. My other passion is music. I love listening to country, solo piano, and singer/songwriter music. I play the piano and guitar, and have for years. My siblings are some of my best friends. I have four older sisters and a younger brother. I love spending time with them and their children. I have three nephews and eight nieces. Children are my passion and I love learning from them. Right now I am about halfway through my Bachelor's degree. I am majoring in Child Development and minoring in music. I have a dream of being a pediatric Occupational Therapist, or a Music Therapist. Eventually I hope to also teach piano lessons.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were Mormons and were part of the LDS church before I was born. As a result, I grew up in this church and was taught about it since I was young. I wouldn't say I ever went through a period where I didn't believe it was true and had a complete turnaround. I can say that when I was a teenager a series of events in my family, including my mom passing away and my dad remarrying were critical points of my life where I had to decide if my belief in this church was enough to get me through these or whether I needed to figure something else out. I haven't have one specific point of knowing that everything was true, but it came rather as a process. It has added onto itself and formed the strong testimony I have today. I grew up in this church, so I can't imagine my life without it. Nevertheless, I choose every day to be a Mormon. I absolutely know that it has made a miraculous difference in my life and that I would be a completely different person without it. It is an integral part of me and I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I attend one of the LDS church schools. Though we study secular subjects, our religion is integrated into our education daily. We start class with a prayer and sometimes a hymn. I attend my local congregation weekly. Because I am in college, it is made up of primarily young single adults in similar stage of life as me. I play the piano every week for our congregational hymns during the meeting when we take the Sacrament. I am grateful to be able to use my talents to contribute to the church, and to be able to praise God in a way that is personal to me.

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

One of my favorite songs is called "There is a God" by LeAnn Womack. It goes through many simple wonders of nature and this world and how if we pay attention to the wonder of them, it is proof enough of a God. For me, two of the biggest ways I know there is a God are nature, and the human body. The more I study the physiology, psychology and development of the human body, the more I realize there is no way there ISN'T a Creator. It is all so complex and organized that I know it wan't an accident. The other thing I think really testifies of God is children. I am not a mother but I have spent a lot of time around children. I love their innocence and I believe their creation is a miracle. Show more Show less