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Hi I'm Georgia.

I am an avid reader, a writer, a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a flight attendant, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

When I graduated from Brigham Young University, I became a research librarian. Before the first of my six children was born, my husband and I made the decision that I would be a Stay-at-home Mom. Twenty years flew by! Demanding years, but they were filled with a lot of wonderful family experiences which are dear to my heart. When it was time to seek employment again, my opportunities to serve in the children’s and women’s organizations of the Church over those 20 years had prepared me to step seamlessly into positions of leadership and responsibility in the business world. When the Millennium year rolled around, I decided it was time to make a change, and I became a flight attendant where I have many great encounters with wonderful people on a daily basis. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family that has Pioneer heritage on both my father’s side and my mother’s side. I can’t remember a time I didn’t believe the Church was true. In our home we lived the principles of the gospel every day and always went to Sunday meetings. My father instilled teachings of honesty, integrity, and dependability. My mother delighted in being a mother and homemaker. I wanted to be just like they were. My own personal testimony came so imperceptibly, I can’t really remember any specific event that happened. But I do remember specific times I have received instruction through personal revelation, been guided to certain solutions as I sought answers to immediate challenges, and have been comforted by the Spirit in times of grief and sorrow. For example a few years ago there were so many challenges going on in my life. It hadn’t been too long since one of my children had died unexpectedly in an accident. I was employed in a very difficult new job. My husband had told me he didn’t want to be married to me anymore, and my teenager had been diagnosed with a severe health condition. Those were dark times indeed. I sometimes wondered if I would survive. I was teaching the adult Sunday School class at the time, and it was through my study of the gospel in preparation for those lesson discussions that I was able to stay close to the Lord. Over the following months I knew my morning supplications were being answered, and I felt His love for me on a daily basis. My life didn't change significantly. BUT…I had a sense of peace. My fears were dissipated. The darkness dispersed. I truly felt that the Lord was concerned with what was happening in my life. He understood. I have had that same reassurance many other times in my life, too. I am a Mormon because I have an overwhelming reassurance that what I do does matter. And living the principles of Christ’s gospel gives me a freedom I wouldn’t have otherwise.

How I live my faith

It’s pretty safe to say I have already lived most of my life. But I still enjoy being involved with my children and grandchildren. While my children were growing up, we had family time together every week with lessons about gospel principles, games, songs—and always a treat. I doubt any one of them could tell you now about anything specific they learned, but because we were consistent with that family time and family prayer and family scripture study they got the idea that family is the foundation of God’s plan of happiness. Since we never stop being a parent, I now like to share my testimony and insights of gospel principles with my children through a family newsletter I write for them each month. Over the years I have been a leader, a teacher, and an organist. Currently I have a very unique opportunity to write letters to several women in our congregation who do not come to our weekly services. Those letters have made me focus on different ways I live my faith so I can bear testimony to them how my life is blessed from participating in the gospel. In my occupation as a flight attendant I have almost limitless opportunities to bear my testimony to both co-workers and passengers that I know the Lord loves us and cares about us, to assure people there is life after death, and to answer any number of questions about their religious concerns. Two things I count as special blessings are the temple and modern day prophets. I like being able to go to the temple for instruction and family history work. As for modern day prophets, I look forward to our General Conferences twice each year, and also to any instruction from them at other meetings and in our Church publications. I spend a lot of time in my car on the way to and from the airport. That time is well-spent re-listening to those messages as I drive. These two blessings, along with my own daily prayer and scripture study, give me a sense of peace and protection in what can be called perilous times.