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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a mother of four. I overcame brain surgery, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a young mom of four sweet kids. My husband is studying and working full time and both of us are doing our best to make a peaceful home, raise good strong kids, save money, and serve others. It came as a surprise to us when in 2011 I was told I would need brain surgery to reduce a tumor that threatened my eyesight among other things. Our family and friends were amazing, and pulled together to help us through. But healing was really difficult, and I came face to face with my mortality and my faith. I always knew God is real, and that the Savior did live and die for us all, but was it ok if I were to die from side effects of the surgery or live with poor health? Of my options the only one that felt right was to trust that God knew better than I what was best for me and our family. That ultimately all our suffering and even death are swallowed up in what the Savior did in Gethsamane, and for me that translated to daily comfort. The peace was tangible, and the relief was sweet. I know God watched over our little family all the way until I ultimately regained my health. I thought we were all worse off for my health problems, but in retrospect, I see that all of us, ALL of us were growing steadily through the whole process. We love our lives together, even more for having the brain trouble!

Why I am a Mormon

I love being a Mormon. The things that I've been taught in church truly have amounted to feelings of inner peace and happiness. I'm content with our life in so many ways. We try to obey the commandments, and we're constantly blessed for it. I feel important because I am able to serve in the Church (from being a teacher of the 4 year olds to being a leader in the Womens group, the Relief Society). All the jobs are rewarding in different ways. Being LDS has led me to love others more fully, understand the life of Christ better, and become a better disciple of Him. I love how I feel when I participate in church and let the Gospel into my heart.

How I live my faith

We wake up each morning and have our breakfast while reading the scriptures. Then we all go our ways and try to do kind things for those around us. At dinner time, we meet up again and share our 'Best/Worst', which includes anything that we may have done to help another around us. We pray at every meal, before bedtime, and for each other (Daddy's test at school, Baby O to learn to talk, for the help to choose good choices). We try to have little fighting in our home. I try to talk to each of my kids about why they are loved, and who they are (truly they are special souls). I serve in my ward's Relief Society, the organization for women, and I oversee the teachers and extra activities committee for our group. I appreciate the women in my neighborhood even more because of it.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Missionaries will explain the basics of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Including the plan that God has for each of his children to be happy and live with him again. Missionaries are friendly, humble, and won't try to push you into anything. They are supportive and kind and are used to meeting people in all walks of life. They're good at helping you become happier through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Be patient with them and loving, and you will find dear friends in them. Show more Show less