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hello. welcome to my blog. im new to this so bare with me. i am 16 years old and live in good ole orem, utah. i have this crazy mindset that i am going to change the world and so im going to do my best to achieve just that. life is too short to live with regrets so give it all you've got and take chances and don't you ever look back.

Friday, March 29, 2013

i know it. i live it. i love it.

these past few months i have grown so much closer to my heavenly father and have grown to love the church more and more. i am so grateful that i was born into it and have grown up in it. the church is so true. i can't say that enough. the pain that christ suffered for us was so tremendous i can't even fathom. we have been sent her on the earth to be tested. he knows that we are going to make mistakes and be tempted by satan and the adversary but we have to remain strong... we need to stand up for what we believe in and stick together and help to build zion up. we can't let people who believe other things sway our beliefs and we can't believe them just because we love them.
truth is... i've been in situations before where i have had the opportunity to share what i believe in or to defend it. not going to lie sometimes i get so nervous and scared that words can't come out of my mouth and my mind goes blank. i know what i believe i just have a hard time verbalizing it. Hopefully as i grow older and learn more and more about the church i will be able to overcome it and be able to share what i am feeling inside.
i love this church and i love all the amazing opportunities it has given me to grow closer to my heavenly father and get to know so many outstanding people. i hate it when people say that our church requires too much of us and that there are too many "rules" to follow and we should be able to do what we please. i am so grateful that the church has high standards because we should want to be the very best that we can be and we can't be if we are making wrong choices. there are reasons behind every single standard that there is.

read HERE

I love that article so much because it truly is the small things that matter. Sometimes the modest choice isn't your favorite or the music you like isn't as good but everything that the church has set in place is with you in mind.

hope you're all having a fabulous night!
loves to all
hailey mckell

{ be grateful for your mama }

today while I was at Disneyland I saw something that touched my heart and made me gain respect for certain people. We were waiting in line for Indiana Jones and there was this lady with two daughters and a son who was in a wheelchair in front of us. We were about to get on the ride and i looked over to see the lady struggling to lift the boy up onto the ride. My heart went out to here and i gained so much respect.
Mothers are essential to have and i am so lucky to have the mom i do! I honestly have no clue where i woud be if it wasn't for her.. She helps me out so much and has given up so much to be there for us whenever we need her.
to all of you out there reading squeeze your mama tight and let her know how much ya love her!

hailey mckell