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Hi I'm Elizabeth

As a Court Interpreter and a Teacher, a mom and a wife, my life is lived between mercy and justice. I love languages and writing

About Me

Writing is a hobby I use to document the fact that life is good. I like to read because what I forget can always be found in a book. Because I grew up in the border towns of Juárez and El Paso this gave me the skills to become a Court Interpreter. Working in the courts has given me the passion to fight for good causes. I'm also a teacher and benefit from being daily taught myself. My greatest challenges are being a mother and a wife and I work hard at these because they give my greatest rewards. I like eating too, because eating is an act of hope: hope that life will be sustained, hope that a meal can be shared in life with others; hope that we will have worked hard enough to deserve the laborer's meal. Eating is also easier than cooking. I dance to exercise . . . there's more about me, but not any more than there is about you. You are equally important in the eyes of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe in Jesus Christ. Mormon was a prophet ancestor and he believed in Christ too. He compiled some of our religious history in the Americas, my grandparents and great-grandparents believed this. The Book of Mormon and the Bible are two good reasons for me to understand and to love life. One of my favorite scriptures is found in Alma 37:37 “Counsel with the Lord in all thy doings, and he will direct thee for good; yea, when thou liest down at night lie down unto the Lord, that he may watch over you in your sleep; and when thou risest in the morning let thy heart be full of thanks unto God…” I'm a "Mormon" because I love knowing about God and His ways, I love talking to Him through prayer and being guided and protected by His commandments—and by Him. I'm a Mormon, or LDS, or a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, because I believe in miracles; that's how I met my husband, that's how I've healed physically, and that’s how I’ve grown spiritually. Isn't it wonderful to know a living-day prophet walks the earth today? Isn't it life-sustaining to know that life matters; that what one does within the walls of his/her own home or out in the world matters to God? Being a Mormon is breathing fresh mountain air, laughing with your sisters, working hard under the hot sun, having your family home in the evening, it's living alone but not lonely, it's having the courage to smile when things go wrong and the strength to sleep the earned rest—it's living life at its best!

How I live my faith

Watching things grow like veggies and flowers, children and words, are part of my faith. I love children; they are the gardens in our homes, in our schools, and in our communities. I help with our school's community garden, afterwards to come home and pull weeds. Eating crunchy, freshly harvested crops is a joy. When you plant a little seed, there’s hardly any hope of color that comes through, then a tiny sprout emerges to feed our hopes. Voilà, we see shape and life blossom and grow. I thank God we can live life in this beautiful world with so much good and with so many good people. To live my faith is to live as I know God would want me to live, participating in Church on Sundays or other Church activities during the week, giving rides or teaching a class, taking youth to youth dances and activities, maybe a meal or two to lift a heart, visiting with the elderly or writing a letter to a political leader, helping kids keep up with their different skills and cleaning my house. God is our Father, the Father of us all and He would want us to serve one another and be kind to one another, but really, service is a gift in disguise for the giver. Thus we teach one another the ways of love. I chuckle when I tell my husband, "For better or for worst . . . in our better and our worst moments we deserve one another.” So to live my faith is to try to implement in my life those principles found in the gospel of Jesus Christ while working with others when we are being at our best or when we are being our worst. We pull the weeds from our family life, we water with kind words, spend time together day after day of effort upon effort, we laugh and we love, we forgive and we try again, again and one more time. I invite you to grow in this garden of life filled with purpose and hope.