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Hi I'm Barb

I'm just a wife, and a mother and chauffeur of four kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm lucky right now to be able to stay home and spend time with my kids. I was raised as a Latter Day Saint, and have always been taught and believed that families are important and part of God's plan for us. Already, I can't believe how both fast they've grown up--my youngest is already 2! I grew up in AZ with my parents, who both converted and joined our church on their own when they were teenagers , and who are still married and living in AZ. I met my husband while we were both attending college at the University of Arizona. Go Wildcats! I majored in Business Management and minored in English. I still like to dabble with writing in my spare time. I occasionally submit articles to newspapers for fun. Exercising is very important to me right now. I like challenging myself to do better. I also enjoy reading, baking, going on outings with my kids, researching my genealogy, painting my house, gardening, and sometimes sewing and being crafty.

Why I am a Mormon

I've always enjoyed going to church and that's saying a lot because it's 3 hours long! Even as a child, I loved going to church and singing the hymns during the service along with my parents. I remember feeling the Holy Spirit very strongly as a 9 year old girl while singing a hymn in a meeting. I've always felt warm inside and at peace while attending church, but I feel that I truly converted when I was a teenager. My teen years were hard at first and I had to make some changes in my life. Going to church helped me get through that and to feel at peace with God. And that's when I really started reading the scriptures, through a seminary program that our church does during high school, and also when I really started listening to the messages during church meetings. I felt like every word was being spoken just for me. At times when I have hard weeks, I look forward to going to church on Sunday to feel renewed and to get the encouragement I need to make it through another week. I also love, that as a member of the Mormon church, I'm able to have those same warm feelings, that I feel at church, with me at home because of the Holy Ghost that can always be with me.

How I live my faith

Our church gives us lots of opportunities to help each other and to work together, which I love. I feel that we all have a duty to help each other through this life. Right now, I am the secretary of the women's group in our area and I love it. I take attendance and help organize announcements and I help to organize the meetings of our women's group. It sounds kinda boring, but I like doing that sort of thing, and I'm really glad I was asked to do it. I also visit a few of the other women at our church and am getting to know them better. It's great how we all watch out for each other. Church is like my home away from home. I don't get to live near my parents or siblings right now, but the people at church are like my family when I've had important things happen in my life. They've been there when I've had babies and needed meals and babysitters, and friends for my kids, and they've also helped to pull me through hard times, like when we lost a baby. We visit with other members regularly when they come just to check up on us or visit at the holidays or when they stop by unexpectedly to drop off treats or gifts. I'm glad that I have the Church in my life and for all the opportunities it's given me to help other people and to make friends.