At two weeks old I was blessed to be healthy, happy, and strong. Which is actually really sweet.
At eight years old I was baptized fully underwater in a giant tub. It sounds stranger than it was.
At eight years old I was confirmed a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and given the gift of the Holy Ghost. But why would the counsel of the Holy Ghost be a gift only given to those in this church? And why is the name so **** long?
At twelve years old I was moved to different classes separated by gender then brought back together an hour later. The concept and schedule of a three hour church day is quite strange.
At sixteen years old I could have followed the rule my parents and higher-ups had made to not date until sixteen but only in groups. At fifteen years old I broke the rule and found a boy to call my own.
At eighteen years old I graduated from seminary, even though I lied. It helps when we graded ourselves.
At eighteen years old I could have followed the rule my parents and higher-ups had made to be allowed to date without being in a group. But I broke this rule three years prior.
At twenty-one years old I could have chosen to spend two years away from school, family, friends and serve the church through a mission. A scary thought to me but a great experience to those who are faithful.
At twenty-one years old I told my parents, “I don’t think I believe.” **And crazily, they still love me.
I was born into the church and have just put a few experiences here. Just like any church, there are people who believe and people who do not. Please don't take this as a strict, "This is what this church is." That would not be fair.