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Hi I'm Rikke

I was married at 18 to the love of my life and I am a Mom to 4 beautiful daughters. I love to serve and to have fun. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I was the youngest of 3 and the only girl. Was it hard being the only girl? Heck ya and it still is. I am definitly "The Mom" of the family. When I was only 18 I was married to the Love of my life who was also only 18. Was it hard? YEP!! We survived and went on to have 4 beautiful girls. Is my life Crazy? Heck ya it is, but I wouldnt have it any other way!! I hate to clean....but love to serve. I like to do anything and everything that gives me an excuse not to stay home to clean and cook. Am I perfect? NO!!

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up our family was inactive in the Church. I was baptized and would go once in awhile by myself but it was very hard to go to church alone, so the times I would go were not often. I went to sevral different churches with friends but never felt the spirit. I became more active in my teenage years thanks to wonderful Young Women leaders. I remember gaining a strong testimony that the Church was true however due to one thing or another I didnt follow the path that I knew I should and made a few choices that were not wise. When I was 18 I was married to my sweetheart who was also LDS but not active. After a few years of being married and having a baby or two I knew that I wanted to go back to Church. My husband who was raised in a very active mormon home was not quite ready to return to the gospel but would go with once in awhile to suport me. There were many tough times...me going to church alone with my kids. Sobbing in Relief Society when the topic of eternal families would come up. All I could do is have faith that y husband would one day express the desire to take us to the Temple. After my Mom died in 2006 I knew it was time to go, with or without him. On March 2nd 2007 I was able to go to the Jordan River Temple. It was the most wonderful experience yet bitter sweet. All I could do is have faith that he would come around. On March 28th, 2009 my dream came true and we were sealed as a forever family in the brand new Draper Temple. It was the most amazing experience I have ever had. The spirit was so strong and I knew that we were in the right place in our lives. I am Mormon because of the Spirit I feel as I do the lords work and attend his Church. I am Mormon because of the peace I feel knowing that we will be an Eternal family and that that through Christ we will live again. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is true. I am grateful for the gospel in my life. I am grateful for the Savior. I know he loves me and is there for me.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving as the Secretary in the childrens Primary Presidency in my Ward. We have a HUGE Primary and although it can sometimes be tough, I see the smiles on the kids faces and feel the spirit when they sing and I know it is worth it. I am a Visiting Teacher and I have a very strong Testimony of the importance of it especially because I have seen many of the inactive sisters that I have taught throughout the years come back to the Gospel. Its an amazing experience being able to witness such joy and to know you had a small hand in it. It is also such a wonderful feeling knowing that you can touch the lives of others, even those who are not members of the church. I know that each of us can be an instrument in the lords hand. I have witnessed and heard of many examples of prayers being answered through others actions. I hope that we will all keep an open mind and heart and know that when we are prompted to do something or a certain person comes to mind, that it is not a coincidence.