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Hi I'm Barbra

I am a wife, a mother, I love to ski and bike, I love to sew, I like teeth, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a part time dental hygienist and a full time mother of 3 very energetic kids ages 9, 5, and 2. I have been married for 13 years to my also energetic and wonderful husband. In my life I have grown to appreciate keeping my body healthy by eating right and exercising daily. My husband and I love to ski and bike among other activities to keep us moving. Even though we eat very healthy most of the time, we definitely appreciate really good food and are always looking for the best restaurants and new foods to try, especially when we travel to new places. This is another love of ours, traveling. I hope to travel to many different countries and continents throughout my life and to experience and see the many miraculous things that are on this Earth. When time allows, I love to sew. Before I had kids I taught myself to sew my own clothes and find it to be a form of art and expression. I someday hope to have my own business selling my projects. I love to read and appreciate the talent that writers have been blessed with and the way they can affect people's lives. I would someday like to try a hand at writing and maybe make a positive difference in someone else's life. Along with that I love music and the talent of musicians and song writers. They know how to express what the rest of us are feeling and the struggles and joys we face while traveling through life.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in a spiritual home. My parents didn't take us to church, we only said prayer to bless holiday dinners, and we never read scriptures out of the Bible. But despite the lack of church in our lives, I somehow found myself praying as a young child and talking to God on my own. At age 11 I had a great desire to go to church like I saw my friends doing. My mother was an inactive member of the church so when I asked her about attending church of some kind, she decided to take us to the Mormon church. My mom, brother, and I were taught by the missionaries and eventually my brother and I were baptized. I don't ever remember having a specific moment of realization, but I do remember a small warmth in my heart when I would wonder if the things we were taught was true. Every year of my life as an active member of the church that warmth has grown stronger. It is now a burning like a fire instead of just the warmth of a small candle. I can't imagine living my life without the guidance and the fullness of the gospel to help get through the challenges that we all have to face. Knowing that we have a purpose and that our Father in Heaven is mindful of all of us, and that he sent his Son to be our Redeemer gives me hope in a world that wants us to have none.

How I live my faith

I currently over see the women's organization for our ward. I help fulfill the needs of the many women in our area and make sure that we are all watching out for each other when help is needed. We have been taught in the scriptures that "Charity never faileth" and that is what we are to live by in our women's organization. It is my hope that we all will find true joy in helping those around us. And by doing so we will find that we are happier too! When I stop and think about the fact that each one of us is a child of God, my heart is filled with love and compassion for everyone around me. Something as small as a hello, or maybe a letter to see how someone is doing is sometimes all it takes to make someone feel important and loved.