Hi I'm Buck
My wife and I still date each other. We try to go out every week. However, sometimes it's just to get milk and bread on Saturday night. I like to spend one on one time with each and every one of my four kids at least once a week. We call it their TWEEK week Time With Each and Every Kid. Tonight I went with my oldest son to get ice-cream. To provide for my family I write software. I love it. Life isn't necessarily easier because of my faith, but it gives me strength and understanding. I know my Savior lives.
Why I am a Mormon
When God communicates with His children, it's usually not in person. Most of the time He lets us know things like right and wrong through His Spirit. I'm not a Mormon because the doctrine is logical or because someone convinced me it's right. I'm a Mormon and choose to follow these teachings because I feel He has told me through His Spirit that they're true as I try my best to live them.
What are you doing to help strengthen your family and make it successful?
Every night we kneel together and pray as a family, and every night after prayer each one of us gives a hug to every other member of the family. That's 15 hugs.
How I live my faith
Several times each year our family helps in the church's grape vineyard. It's a vineyard owned by the church where members donate time to harvest grapes to be dried for raisins. I think it's wonderful that these raisins will end up going out to people in need all over the world. I traveled to Brazil when I was 19 to teach people about Jesus. I absolutely loved it while I was there. I learned more fully to appreciate my parents and the comforts of home. More importantly I learned more about myself and my Savior as I tried to serve others. I live for my family. A few years ago we decided to move back to California after being away for several years. My new job and our new house meant I'd be home a lot more and we would be nearer to parents, siblings, and cousins. Once per month we all get together for home-made ice-cream!