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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a Mormon. I have four children, although my youngest child was stillborn.

About Me

I have a wonderful husband and four beautiful children, although my youngest was stillborn. I love music; I play the violin and I sing. I was able to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City with a local choir I was part of. I love to read, write, and create things with my hands. The most rewarding thing is to create something that has meaning for someone. I love to cook, clean, and try my hand at sewing, painting, sculpting and whatever else I can get my hands on. When my children are well into school, I will go back and finish my degree. I would love to be an English Literature teacher or a book editor. I love to be with people and be helpful to them. Nothing gives me a greater sense of joy than helping somone, or just being there when they need a friend.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Church and have been active my whole life. Recently, when we lost our son, my faith was challenged. I wondered what I had done wrong to cause myself and my family all that pain. When he was stillborn, I immediately felt everything I had ever been taught come to a brilliant reality. I could feel with absolute power the reality of my Savior, and therefore of my son. I knew like I had never known before that my Father in Heaven knows me and has a plan for my life, and for everyone in my family. I knew what I had to do to see my son again and I will never forget the clarity, or the conviction of that moment. There are still a lot of hard times, but my faith remains strong because of what I have felt and seen. The tender mercies are everywhere. Even in the darkest and hardest moments, there was always a spark of light. Only the Savior can offer such miraculous peace during the good and bad times of our lives and I would not be able to function through such a loss without the knowledge that He is there, and my son is with Him, and one day we will all be together again, forever.

How I live my faith

I have served in many capacities in the Church, but I love being a teacher. They always say the teacher learns more than the students and I believe that is true. I love reading the Scriptures and seeing how something that I have read countless times for years suddenly refreshes and takes on new meaning as my life progresses. I love the spiritual challenge that comes with new opportunities to serve in the Church. Sometimes I feel totally inadequate to fulfill an assingment, but I see as time goes on and I do my best, praying with all my heart and soul, that the strength to do what is asked of me is already inside of me. I love how that makes me feel about myself. There are so many reasons to feel bad about all the things I can't do, but those are completely overshadowed when I realize all the things I can do, and all the things that are possible. Living the Gospel is the best therapy, the best self-help, the best motivater there is. Living the way the Savior instructs us is a beautiful and rewarding challenge filled with peace and miracles.