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Hi I'm Bekki

I've been a member of the LDS faith my entire life. I'm a wife, a mother, a substitue teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've been married to my sweetheart for twenty years. We are the proud parents of teenage twin boys and two younger daughters. I grew up in Utah, but moved away for my husband's schooling shortly after being married. We currently live near Denver, Colorado. I LOVE being a soccer mom and nothing makes me happier than watching my kids participate in their after-school activities. I also enjoy working out, cooking, reading and digital scrapbooking. I received my degree in Secondary Education from Brigham Young University and have found substitute teaching a great fit for my busy lifestyle. I love substituting at my daughters' school and it's even better when I can be in their classroom.

Why I am a Mormon

Many years ago when I was a high school student I was going through a difficult time. I wasn't seeing eye to eye with my parents and I remember one night kneeling down to pray. I was at a crossroads in my life and I needed to know what to do. I remember asking my Heavenly Father if the path I was on was the right one. A sweet, peaceful feeling came over me and I knew I was doing what was right. I knew He loved me, he wanted the very best for me just as any parent would. From there my faith grew. Through other difficult times I have always felt His presence. I can't imagine my life without the LDS faith and even more I can't imagine being a mom without the foundation our faith provides. Raising kids is tough! The world we live in can be a scary place. The LDS church's teachings help me be the best mother I can be. Am I a perfect mom? No! We all make mistakes (I do everyday) and I know that through my Savior Jesus Christ I can be forgiven. Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ have a plan so that we can return to live with them one day. I know this because of an answer I received many years ago.

How I live my faith

During the school year my day starts when my alarm goes off at 4:55 a.m. I leave the house each morning with my twin sons before the sun comes up. We head to our church building for Early Morning Seminary where I am the teacher and my sons are some of my students. We join other LDS teenagers for a religion class that starts at 6:00 a.m. I serve in this position without monetary payment because that's how all service is rendered in our church - without pay. I can't imagine a better way to start my day. I am amazed by each one of the teenagers I teach. Each one of them is striving to make good choices. They sacrifice sleep so they can start their day with a spiritual boost. At 7:00 a.m. I return home and help my husband finish getting my daughters ready for school. In my mind I'm already thinking about my lesson for the next day. I don't see waking up at 4:55 in the morning as a sacrifice, I see it as a blessing. Everyday I see God's hand in my life, guiding me, loving me, and showing me that He knows me.

What do Mormons believe about family?

I know that our lives do not end with physical death. Through my Savior Jesus Christ and His AtonementI know I have the opportunity to live with my family eternally. Show more Show less