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Hi I'm Judy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My picture shows me with my best friend, my husband, Dick. I looked for a picture of just me, but unless I used my graduation picture from High School, I don't have a photo of me without my husband or one of my children. I married at the tender age of 17, while still in high school. Started a family 2 years later, ending up with 6 red headed kids. Yes, my hair is white in this picture, but I had red hair, so never under estmimate the power of a woman, as all 6 kids had red hair, plus my freckles. Have 2 sons and 4 daughters, 2 of them being twins. Born in Utah, lived there till 10, off to California to North Hollywood, where my Dad worked in the movie industry, then married and back to Utah. Love to read, scrap book, travel with my best buddy, Dick, do geneology. Used to love to garden, but my back doesn't like that anymore, but I manage to plant a small vegetable garden each year and quite a few flowers. Our home is in a 55 and older community, so all our neighbors relate to our aches and pains, and we always say, "You are in good company". Those 6 kids are all married, and now we have 26 grand kids, and 9 great grand kids. I love to play cards and games with my husband and grand kids, visit with family, serve my neighbors. Most of our children and grands live within a few hours from us, so we always love to get together for holidays.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, but that doesn't make me a Mormon. I am a mormon because I have studied and lived the gospel and experienced all the blessings of membership, all my life and know that is the way to be happy. I come from Pioneer stock on my mother's side of the family, pioneers who crossed the plains. My Dad is a convert, was born into the Catholic church, and joined the church after he married my Mom. I am a mormon because it is the only true church on the face of the earth. Thru trials and tribulation I have learned to trust in my Heavenly Father, and in spite of what happens I know He is there for me. He knows me personally by my name and my voice. When I pray to Him, I don't have to say, Dear Heavenly Father, this is Judy. I just speak and He knows it is me. My favorite scripture is' Trust in the Lord with all thine heart and lean not unto thine own understanding and he will direct thy paths, and I have found that to be so true, He is always there for me. I am one happy person because I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I try to always please my Father in Heaven, and not worry about what others think. As long as I please him, if others aren't pleased, that is their problem. I have always served in the Church. Starting out as a Sunday school secretary at 18, from there to work in the Primary with the children, then many years working in the Relief Society which is the organization for women over the age of 18. I am now the president of Relief society in our church, our group being made up of 55year old and +. Our average age is about 80 which gives me many opportunites to serve and help others. I love what I do and am so grateful I can help others. I have done many things in my life, all related to serving others, and that is what I enjoy. I am not a person who stresses over things, I live by Faith. My motto is: Worry is the anticipation that all will go wrong, Faith is the anticipation that all will go well, Faith in God is the anticipation that what ever happens will be for my best good. It is a motto that has stood me well thru many adventures of life. When a problem or trial comes into my life, I just ask my Heavenly Father, "What do I need to learn from this?" He leads me and guides me and comforts me and helps me deal with whatever it is that happens. I am one happy person, I love life and my fellow man.