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Hi I'm Judy

I love to make gourmet cupcakes and crochet. I'm a stay at home mom to 5 kids including a set of twins...and I'm a mormon

About Me

I was married 30 yrs ago and a few weeks before I was married we found out that my husband had cancer. We spent our honeymoon in the hospital doing chemotherapy. After trying to conceive for 9 years we adopted the first of our 5 children, 4 boys, 1 girl who are now 21, 18, 15, and 12yr old boy/girl twins. we were foster parents for 11 years and our children were adopted as infants through the foster care system. I love to serve where I can and have had the opportunity to talk to many women who struggle with infertility and exploring adoption. I feel as though Heavenly Father gave me the trial of infertility to help others through it. I love to cook and bake, I make my own bread and have recently discovered the joy of making homemade gourmet cupcakes. I have recently rediscovered crocheting and am finding love in that again. I love to teach other women and help them discover their hidden talents such as cooking, sewing or other crafts. One of my favorite things to do is sing and I enjoy sharing my thoughts and feelings about the gospel through music to those who wish to hear. My husband is my best friend and it is a joy to go through this life with him. the trials we have faced are what has made us strong and who we are. I wouldn't change anything I have gone through. I am grateful for them. My favorite thing to do in to just "Be" with my husband and children. there is no greater joy for me. I am a missionary mom and love hearing about my missionary son bring others to Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church so choosing to be a Mormon wasn't something I consciously did at first. As I grew and learned for myself what the Mormon beliefs were I did choose to become converted to the gospel of Jesus Christ. My Savior is a very important part of my life and the knowledge I have of Him and my Heavenly Father's plan is of great comfort to me. It gives me the strength to face the trials of life knowing that I do not have to do it alone, that I have a loving Heavenly Father by my side to guide me and comfort me through life. I know He loves me and that when I do my best and when it isn't enough, He will make up the rest. I am grateful for the knowledge that I can be together forever with my family and that my marriage doesn't end when my husband or I die. I am a Mormon because It is Heavenly Father's true church on this earth and the Gospel of Jesus Christ gives me the knowledge that I need to be able to return to live with him someday. I am grateful for a true and living prophet that we have on the earth today, even Thomas S. Monson, who I know is a real prophet who speaks to us for God. I know that if we listen to and follow his counsel we will always be blessed. Being a Mormon is not just the church I go to...It is who I am.

How I live my faith

In the church I have recently been called to serve as a ward Missionary. This gives me the chance to talk to many people who are investigating the church and to share with them what I believe and why. I am also a cub scout bear den leader. this gives me the opportunity to help these little boys not only become better scouts but better citizens and sons of God. Everyone in my neighborhood knows that I am Mormon and therefore I feel a responsibility to represent the church and my Savior in a commendable manor. I know that I am not perfect and have a lot of things to improve on, but I also know that I have my Heavenly Fathers help and through Him I can accomplish anything. Each week at home we have family home evening where my husband and I teach our children more about our faith and ways to live it. we help them learn more about our Savior Jesus Christ and that he died for us so that we may live again. We help them discover their love for their Savior. I love to talk about my religion and why I am a Mormon to anyone who asks.