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Hi I'm Rebecca

I have 5 children, I'm lucky enough to be married to my best friend, I'm a Paediatric physiotherapist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I used to play games to work out how many children I would have when I grew up. It was always an even number, maybe four, maybe six. It has turned out to be five and I could not be happier. I don't take my family for granted. I know I am lucky to have five healthy, wonderful children. My husband and I work hard to support them all, but it is definitely worth it. I couldn't do it without him and I don't think he could do it without me. Its definitely a joint effort. When I left school I looked for a career path that would be flexible. I wanted to stay at home and spend time with my children but still have something to fall back on if needed. Choosing to study physiotherapy has been a great blessing in my life. I was able to be home with my children when they were small and only worked part time if needed. Now, as they are growing older, personal circumstances require that I do work more. However, when I walk out the door in the morning it gives me a great deal of satisfaction knowing there are other children and families that I can assist and that the work that I do is meaningful. I am aware that there is always more to know, which is why I continue to study along the way. If I am responsible for the wellbeing of children, its important to know that I am providing the best possible care that I can. Its what I would want for my children and I know its what our Father in Heaven would want for his little ones.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the Mormon church before I was born. They met the missionaries out in a small country town in South Australia called Port Lincoln. They really had great faith to join a church that was not known in the local community. They both felt it was right and so they were baptised. Growing up, I saw them provide so many acts of kindness and service to others, it was natural that I would value the principles that they taught me. There is no compulsion in this church. There comes a time in every members life when they have to decide for themselves whether they believe what they have been taught. I knew early on in my life that God was real, I was only young, but I was sure. Since then, I have seen so many blessings come into my life because of my membership in this church. If I am perfectly honest, I would have to say that my faith has brought me every good thing that I have in my life. My faith is my quiet guiding force. Whenever I make decisions, I pray about them. When I look at my children, I know that they are unique, each a child of God and I respect them. When I consider my marriage I am truly thankful that my husband and I made an eternal commitment to one another. It provides so much meaning to our lives and deepens the value of our relationship with each other. Its not that we don't have the same issues and ups and downs as other people do. We certainly have our moments!! What would you expect in a family of seven! However, our faith is the constant that provides us with stability, the strength to keep going and the motivation to try again.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the Mormon church is not a once a week event. Its part of every day. We read scriptures, bless our food and pray together. We encourage our children to be kind and to respect others and remind them to ask the question "What would Jesus do?" when making decisions. Actually, as parents we keep trying to do the same! We stay home on Monday nights to ensure we have at least one night a week all together. Our children go to youth group activities and I help out teaching lessons to youth on Sunday, lead the choir and play the organ. Sundays are busy but they are also restful. Im a very busy person so its great to let everything go and have a real rest on Sunday. We don't go shopping or do chores around the house. I finally get a break from washing the clothes! Instead we keep the day simple. Its a day to attend worship services and to spend time with family.