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Hi I'm Julia

I'm a mom of six children, one of them an angel. I'm a piano teacher and a writer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a mom and spending time with my family outdoors hiking, camping, and canoeing. My husband and I have six amazing children, our oldest passed away two weeks before her thirteenth birthday. Music is special in our home, I play the piano and the French horn. In fact, my husband and I met in the French horn section at Ricks College. We enjoy singing around the piano and at nursing homes. I enjoy gardening, reading books in our hammock, and scrapbooking. I also love to write books.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because living the gospel of Jesus Christ fills me with joy. As I strive to keep the commandments and center my life around Jesus Christ, I receive the strength I need to make through the rough, or even seemingly impossible, patches of life. It makes it possible to find the beautiful amidst the burdens. I have felt the Holy Ghost testify to me of the truth of the gospel of Jesus Christ and I know that we have a Heavenly Father who knows and loves us and has given us a beautiful plan to help us return to him. I know families are eternal and this knowledge fills my life with joy and hope. I know Jesus Christ lives and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints contains the fullness of His gospel, restored to this earth.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by remembering to have joy and find the beauty in all things. I strive to pray and read the scriptures daily, both on my own and with my family. I let my faith guide my daily actions and decisions in trying to become more like Jesus Christ. My life and faith are enriched as I serve others on a daily basis and through my church callings. At present I work with the 12-18 year-old girls and I think teenagers are some of my favorite people in the world. Working with them reaffirms my faith and love for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

I know families are eternal. My oldest daughter passed away two weeks before her thirteenth birthday. While the sorrow and pain of loosing her is almost unbearable at times, the knowledge that we will be with her for eternity fills me with hope and joy. While I miss her terribly, I know that this life is but a short time, and that I will see her again. This knowledge gives me peace and happiness. I love and cherish my husband and all of my six children. The idea of not being with them forever pains me, and I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who has created a plan to make it possible for families to be together forever. Show more Show less