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Hi I'm Becky.

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother, grandmother, and friend. I am Never Bored. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love learning and teaching, and I'm grateful I've been able to spend my life doing that at home. My husband and I have been married for 35 years. We have six children, five sons and a daughter. Our sons are all married, and our daughter is engaged. We have 11 beautiful grandchildren, with another on the way. I enjoy reading, organizing, cooking, sewing, crafting, creating, taking pictures, playing the piano, surfing the internet, spending time in nature, and especially doing family history research. I love living in the 21st century. It's a wonderful time to be alive!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon because my parents and grandparents were Mormons. However, I'm still a Mormon because I gained a testimony for myself. As a teenager, I came to know that God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, really did appear to Joseph Smith in the grove of trees near Palmyra, New York. I know that Joseph Smith translated the Book of Mormon and restored the true church. I know that we still have a living prophet on the earth. Today Thomas S. Monson leads Christ's church and is His mouthpiece to the world. Keeping the commandments brings great blessings. I can't imagine living any other way.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying and reading the scriptures each day. I spend my days trying to serve others, whether my own family members, or friends and neighbors. I attend regular church services each Sunday (often playing the piano or teaching a lesson) and enjoy trips to the temple to worship there and bring the blessings of eternal families to my ancestors. My faith permeates my life and influences every single decision I make.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

We've found the best way to teach modesty is to start early and be a good example. Who buys clothing for little kids? Adults. Our baby girl's dresses always had sleeves. When she became a teenager, that's what she was used to and we didn't have any power struggles over what was appropriate to wear. Since it's difficult to find modest clothing in retail stores, I really appreciate knowing how to sew, and our daughter is learning that skill as well. It's hot in Florida, but dressing modestly is possible. I've learned that my self-confidence is increased when I'm not having to worry over what's showing or not showing. The same principles apply for language and behavior. Model high standards. Expect high standards. Your children will follow your example. Show more Show less