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Hi I'm Rebecca

I'm a wife and mother of six. I love to read and travel. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a typical stay-at-home mom. I have six children (five girls and one boy). My days revolve around my kids and taking care of our family. Sometimes I feel overwhelmed and sometimes it seems that I will never accomplish all that I set out to do that day. But, I hope my children see that I have made our family a top priority. I dabble in things such as photography and easy sewing projects, but I don't excel at any one hobby. I love to read and play games with our family. My husband and I love to travel. We have taken trips to Mexico, Grand Cayman, a cruise in the Caribbean, England, Italy, and Germany. We have made it a priority to spend time together--on trips as well as at home each week. I hope our children can see we have a strong marriage and want that for themselves someday.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents divorced when I was two years old and my sister was eleven. I have few memories of our family being together. Living between two households was difficult and I was sad as a child to not have our family all together. As a teenager, I had a friend who was a member of the church. I remember first hearing about his large family with seven kids and not knowing what "mormon" meant. He seemed genuinely kind and different from the other boys I knew at school. We started dating during our junior year of high school. When I met his family, I loved the atmosphere in their home. The chaos of seven kids combined with the love that was there made me wish I had a family just like theirs. As I started to understand more about their faith and the idea of families being together forever, I realized that I wanted to have a forever family someday. My friend--now husband--gave me a few books about the church to read. They were fascinating and hard to put down. Then he gave me a Book of Mormon with highlighted passages for Christmas. As I read it and started attending church, I gained a testimony that it was true. In particular, Alma 32 stood out to me. I knew that the gospel was a good seed, I had planted it in my heart, and I needed to let it grow by being baptized. As I was just 17 years old, I needed my parents permission to join the church. At first my mom said no. She felt she had failed in teaching me more about her faith. But as I talked to her more and more about the church, she realized that I felt confident in my new beliefs and that she needed to support me even if she didn't agree with my newfound faith. I was baptized at the end of my senior year. Three years later, my husband and I were married in the Toronto Temple after he served a mission. My mom and step-dad joined the church seven years after I did. Each and every day I am grateful for the gospel and that my family can be together forever.

How I live my faith

Through the years, I have helped out in many different areas of the church. I have worked with the children, young women, and women of the church. Currently, I teach the three year olds. They make me laugh each Sunday and their innocence and faith are inspiring to me. I love teaching basic lessons like they are children of God, that they belong to a family, that they can be friends to others, and that they should be thankful for the earth. Our world would be a better place if everyone knew and took to heart such lessons.