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Hi I'm Bill

I grew up in Texas, am a veteran, an OB/GYN physician, a husband, a father, and a grandfather. I love to hunt, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Texas, spent 6 years in the US Navy, have a MS in Animal Science, put my way through college as a farrier, carpenter, electrician, and hay hauler. I went to medical school at 43 and I am an OB/GYN physician. I've been married 37 yrs to my beautiful wife and we have 3 children; 2 girls and 1 son. I have 3 grandchildren that I was privileged to delivery, and they were adopted by my daughters. I learned that children do not need to be genetic to belong to a family, that was simply Heavenly Father's plan and pathway to get them there. My wife and I were 8 years before having children and it seems my daughters are following our example being married 9 and 7 years respectfully without conception. My younger daughter is the mother in the profile entitled "Parents in a day". They always remind me if I ever wonder why I went to medical school at my age, it was to have grandchildren. What a blessing they bring to our family. My sons-in-law are just the greatest young men, and I am lucky that they take such good care of my daughters and grandchildren. My son is a graduate student at BYU and will graduate this December. He is not married yet, but is an outstanding young man with great moral values and is very involved in our nations health care. Both my sons-in-law are avid hunters and I enjoy archery hunting as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Baptist faith, but was not living its principles. I had been stationed, in Hawaii, in the Navy for about 3 years when one night I met my loving wife. She was the most beautiful woman, both spiritually and physically, I had seen in Hawaii. Although our first meeting was short, we talked as if we had known each other somewhere before and were trying to catch up. She accepted my proposal of marriage 2 weeks later and we married 4 months later. We were married in her home ward chapel. Her bishop had a talk with me prior to the wedding and gave me some very important advice. He knew that the differences in our religious beliefs had the potential of weakening our marriage and recommended I simply study about her religion so I could understand her reactions to things that would confront our lives and he guaranteed me it would strenghthen our relationship. After our wedding, we travelled to San Diego, my new duty station, and found my ship was at sea preparing for a deployment to Vietnam in 5 weeks. We had a 3 day honeymoon. On the second day, two young missionaries from the church knocked on our door. My first reaction was "Who sent you". Both elders told me of the inspiration they shared to park there bikes and come to our apartment and no "person" had guided them there. I invited them in and listened to what they had to say. For the next 5 weeks, when my ship would return to port from sea trials, there on the pier was my wife and the missionaries. I was baptised 4 days before our deployment, ordained a deacon, and spent the next 9 months reading the Book of Mormon and gaining my testimony of it's truthfullness. The knowledge that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, I have the ability to return to my Heavenly Father and be with my family for eternity has only reenforced my decision 37 years ago. I bear testimony to the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and I know my Savior lives and we will return to live with him and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I try to live every day worthy of the commitments and covenants I made at baptism. I try to be cheerful, positive, and aware of the feelings of those I work with, both patients and hospital staff. I make myself available to patients and their families that may need a kind word, possible blessing, or the faith that makes me who I am. Everyone has that small still voice available to them, and I just try to listen to it and always respond to it. Knowing without a doubt that Jesus is the Christ and through his atonement for our sins, I can return someday to live with him and our Heavenly Father, makes me want to serve others. Nothing makes my day more, than when I know my actions have touched someone's life. This is reenforced more when nurses, doctors, patients and families stop me and want to talk about what makes me so positive. At church, I've taught 17 y/o Sunday School, been a Young Men's Advisor, and recently was called to a 2 year calling as a ward missionary. My son gave a talk when he returned from his mission and he stated "If you want to know Christ, you have to act like Christ". I have been so blessed in my life to be given the opportunity to serve others in the medical field and the privilege to be involved with the families in delivering over 5,000 babies. Even when things don't go as planned, knowing the plan of salvation, helps me understand everything that happens here is in Heavenly Father's plan and for my benefit. As long as I apply that principle into my life, I can't help being an optimist, never a pessimist.