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Hi I'm Becca.

I'm a mother, a democrat, a beekeeper, a graphic designer, and I love being a Mormon.

About Me

In my life, I've been a student, world traveler, avid reader, urban dweller, janitor, teacher, country girl, beekeeper, singer, surfer, waitress, artist, democrat, missionary, nanny, bride, wife, mother, and the lady in the antique minivan rocking out with her kids to hip hop with the bass up. Oddly enough.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11 years old, I knelt next to my bed and said my first ever out loud prayer to God. I had prayed before. But this time was different--a teacher at church had challenged us to pray out loud, and to find out for ourselves if God heard our prayers. I took that challenge, and really wanted to know that He was there. As I prayed, I felt overwhelmed by a feeling of peace, love, and understanding. I remember crying and realizing that there was a God in Heaven, and that He was aware of me. That simple experience led to many others. Heavenly Father has led me lovingly along and has let me know, every step of the way, that He is there, that He loves me, and that I am living the life He wants me to live.

How I live my faith

I have many friends of different religions. I love every single one of them. I have attended mass with my best friend, who is Catholic, and been touched by the beauty of those services. I have sat in a classroom with Muslim friends and been deeply impressed by their devotion. I have sat in a beautiful Jewish temple here in Charlotte and been overwhelmed at the reading of the Torah. Faith is a beautiful thing. So how do I live mine?? It means going to church. Every week. For three hours. But it is *so* much more than that, because our faith is really lived in our homes. Every Monday night, we hold Family Home Evening and really try to instill faith in our three small children. We pray together as families. We read scripture passages, every night. In every way, the focus of my faith is about bringing myself and my children closer to Christ. Because being a Mormon means really believing that I can be together with my little family and with God, forever.