Through out life, one is often asked, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" When I was young my answer was to be a teacher or work at Disneyland. As I grew, my response changed to being an actress or a writer. And now that I am grown, and have experienced the ways of the world, traveled across countries, lost myself in sin and been found again, I realize that all along, my dream was never to become someone else, but to learn to be myself. So now, when one may ask, "What do you want to be," I quickly respond "I want to be me. I want to be a wife and a mother. I want to care for those around me in need. I want to cook and clean and iron my husbands' shirts. I want to be who God intended me to be."
I was baptized when I was eight, but never gained a testimony of my own. When I left home for college I also left the church. I wandered in darkness for years, trying to find my purpose and my place. And then my son was born. Upon gazing into his eyes for the first time, I found my purpose. I then set out to find the truth. Soon thereafter a friend passed away, and through her death, I was able to find my way back into the arms of our loving Father in Heaven. I can personally attest to the power of the atonement and testify of the truthfulness of the gospel.
I'm ready to begin my eternal journey with the Noble Son of Zion God has promised me. A man who will take me and my son to the temple and there be sealed together for the eternities.