I am a daughter of my heavenly Father who loves me and I love him. I will stand as a witness of god at all times and in all things and in all places (Mosiah 18:9). That last part is my favorite part of that scripture. My purpose on this earth as a daughter and child of my heavenly father is to share my light with others by standing as a witness of him at all times.
I was born and raised in the church my mother being the active one. My father never accepted the gospel to be baptized. My mother has always been the one to encourage us to go to Church and be the very best we can be by reading our scriptures daily, saying family prayer and having family home evening each Monday night as well as attending the temple and keeping our baptismal and temple covenants. The gospel has been a very important part of my life and without it I literally do not know where I would be.
Growing up I never had that perfect home life with two loving parents strong in the church it has been myself to decide the road I want to take in life. As a child I witnessed many things from my parents constantly fighting up to their divorce. Each time, I would turn to my heavenly father for guidance and comfort to get through each disagreement of theirs. I still remember to this day of my father telling my sister and I to not say anything during one of his rages. That moment I stood up for my sister, mom and myself and told him do not talk to us like that and we can say what we want and how we want to say it.
Based on what I went through as a child I feel it has impacted the way I communicate with others. When it comes to sharing my thoughts and feelings I have a hard time expressing them and making sure I am not offending anyone. I am an introvert if there ever was one and getting to know who I am takes longer than a few months. I’ve noticed if someone has something to say that will lighten the mood helps me get to know them easier. I never try to be someone else I am not and will never lie about things I say or do. I am who I am and proud to be the daughter of god that I truly am.