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Hi I'm Abby

I love to laugh. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I moved around a lot growing up but planted roots in Utah around six years ago. I love the weather: horse back riding in the spring, swimming in the summer, dirt biking in the fall, and skiing in the winter. In high school, I was big on music and learning. I spent many hours after school rehearsing in the pit for the school musical, in leader meetings planning band socials, or in the pep band tapping the marching snare. My favorite subjects were history and science. Math was always really hard for me but I loved those moments when it finally clicked. I went to the University of Utah for a semester planning to go into chemical engineering. I enjoyed meeting new people the most. Last summer I went to Peru on a humanitarian trip. Aside from the wet heat and the language barrier, the hardest part of the entire trip was leaving. I grew so close to those people and watching them as we rode away was incredibly difficult but I learned a lot about myself there.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon. But I also grew up in a family that respected personal choices. The reason that I am a Mormon is not the same as how I became a Mormon. I became a Mormon because I was born into it. I am a Mormon because of the Book of Mormon. I began to read the book to know for myself wether or not it was true. As I was studying I was only interested in the geographical evidence: marking all I could find with a green pencil. I found a substantial amount but wasn't completely satisfied. It wasn't until I neared the end of my study that I realized that however present the evidence is a testimony in the Book of Mormon is not solely built on evidence but a spiritual witness. Evidence can be haggled back and forth until it becomes cliche. We see it all the time. But a spiritual witness need only be forgotten to lose it's power. I know what I felt. That is mine and mine only. No one can take that from me. I am a Mormon because of my own spiritual witness of the Book of Mormon.

How I live my faith

I have developed daily habits that help me live my faith. Every morning I start with a prayer. During the day I read from the Book of Mormon. When the day is said and done, I finish with a prayer. When I have the time, and I know time is one of the hardest things to make, I visit the temple with my friends. The peace that comes from only standing on the temple grounds is indescribable. I live my faith by making it a crucial part of my day to day.