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Garibay Soup: I am a Mormon... what does it mean to me?

Thursday, September 3, 2009

I am a Mormon... what does it mean to me?

I  am a Mormon.  I am not a perfect Mormon.  I am not an I think I am better than you Mormon.  I am just a Mormon.  Just like I am just a mom, just a wife (yes, I am the only wife as we do not believe in Polygamy), just a daughter, just a friend.  I am just a Mormon.

I have had people find out before look at me sideways because of the fact that I am a Mormon.  I have had it thrown in my face multiple times at anything I do that isn't up to non-Mormon's standards.  For instance the first blow someone has at me in any argument is "You claim to be Mormon."  I don't claim anything!  I am a Mormon, excuse me for not being as perfect as you!  It's frustrating to me that people expect me to be this perfect person that does no wrong, just because I am LDS.  I just don't get that.  I am pretty sure the last time I checked there's not 1 perfect soul in this world... not 1.

So, I thought I would elaborate today on.....

What does being a Mormon mean to me?

It means to me that I have found something that is big in my life.  Something I love and something that explains to me what the purpose of life is. 
It means to me that I have a savior, Jesus Christ, and I have a Heavenly Father that loves me and accepts and forgives me.  I know the difference between right and wrong and have a support system to help me choose correctly, although when I mess up I know that I have a chance to redeem myself through repentance and prayer.

It means that I know that I'm not perfect, I never intend to be perfect although I can strive to be.  

It means that I want to give my children a chance at having good morals, faith in something they grow to love and know, and more importantly a family that holds values that they can bring on with them throughout their lives.

It means that I'm just another child of Heavenly Father's on this Earth trying to figure out what being a mom, a wife, raising a family and having faith is really all about ~ which is a lifetime journey that I am so happy to be taking.



Blogger Rachel R. said...

Is your photo of you and your hubby new, or did I just miss it before? I like it! :)

September 4, 2009 at 6:02 PM  

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