I’m a married 28 year old, with a seven month old baby girl. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah. I got married in 2006, graduated from BYU in 2007, and have worked as a quality coordinator for the University of Utah hospital. Until I recently had my first baby, I worked full time to put my husband through grad school.
Why I’m Mormon:
I am a Mormon because I find that living a Mormon lifestyle brings me a greater joy. I see the lifestyle choices as just that, a choice, and not a hindrance. I love my Heavenly Father, and want to strive to live the best life that I can in order to live with my cute family for as long as possible (in this case, eternity).
How I live my faith:
I live my faith by striving to keep the covenants I have made in the temple. I live my faith by attempting to emulate Christ as best as I possibly can, given I’m human and very flawed. I live my faith by attempting to be an example of goodness and humility to my daughter and to my husband. I live my faith by being hopeful, by trying to see the best in others, and trying to cultivate a habit of forgiveness and an attitude of optimism. I currently serve in my ward primary presidency, and have served as a visiting teaching coordinator, teacher, nursery leader, ward music chair, and ward chorister.
Why I think Mormon women should have the priesthood:
I feel women should be allowed to have the priesthood on the earth today because I feel that it is time. I fully sustain the leaders of the church, and look forward to hearing their counsel at each general conference. If women were blessed with the priesthood, I feel that only good things could happen as a result. I feel that the ordination of women would allow for greater service opportunities, and would give us greater ability to bless those that stand in need of comfort.