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Hi I'm Barrie

I am a wife and a mom. I love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I would say that I am a pretty simple person and I love it. I really enjoy my life. I enjoy spending time with my husband and kids. Most of the time I would choose to be at home which works well since I am currently a stay at home mom. I love math and I recieved my college degree in Engineering. Now, my days are full of playing trains or pretending in whatever scene my kids have dreamed up , keeping my kids out of trouble, and just trying to be a good mom to my kids. I love to decorate and redecorate our house. I am not an artist or a musician so decorating seems to be my creative outlet. I try to find some new skill like sewing to learn each year. If I have free time I enjoy reading, going for a run, playing tennis, or sometimes my husband and I will drag our kids off to go for a hike. I am blessed to live close my family and I get to spend a lot of time with them. When life is really good, I am finding ways to serve my friends or family and that seems to be what brings happiness to my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was the girl who went to a variety of churches with friends. I frequented the Catholic Church, Community Church, Baptist Church and wherever else I was invited to go. When I was about 12 I decided to be batized in a community church that was affiliated with the Methodist Church. I loved it. I had a lot of great experiences there which grew my faith. But I still had many questions which lead me to look for more. One Sunday, I was asked to draw a picture of what I thought God looked like. My page was blank. I did not know Him, but I wanted too. I remember sunday school scriture discussions that left me with more questions than answers. One day, I was feeling very lost. My church was struggling among the members as they disagreed on key principles and it was tearing our congregation apart. I reached out to a friend who was Mormon. He was very clear and very firm that I needed to know something. He told me that He knew that God lived and that the Savior lived. He spoke other words but I was struck with the word, KNOW. I did not know for a surety that God lived. I had only hoped for it and hoped to maybe know Him someday in the future. That was the beginning of a new path for me. I began to seek out this knowledge that my friend had so openly shared with so much conviction. I read the Book of Mormon and started to attend church with my Mormon friend. I even met with the missionaries. It did not happen overnight, It took many months of prayer, reading my scriptures, and fasting. There were many small miracles where I saw my Savior teaching me and bringing peace to my soul as many of my life questions were answered. Finally one day, I was out for a walk, and it just hit me. I felt so close to my Savior and my Heavenly Father. I knew that the teachings of the Book of Mormon were true and were helping me to really KNOW my Savior and my Heavenly Father. Because of this, I decided to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

I love the opporunities that the Lord gives me to serve each day. The Lord know us and I have found that as I start the day in prayer and really seek to do better, opportunities come into my life to help me grow in my faith. My faith grows as I see my Heavenly Father bless me with new ways to learn and come closer to Him. I love to read my scriptures, pray and teach my family about the teachings of Christ. Each morning we pray as a family and read scriptures that strengthen my children as they leave for school. I am learning to trust in Christ and listen to the Holy Ghost guide me in my life. I find a sweet simplicity in living this way and it helps me keep my family focused on what is really important. My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has given me the chance to grow and serve in ways I never imagined. He has given me the chance to serve with all different ages of children. By this service, I have learned to sing, play and teach children which has helped me become a better mother to my own children. I have also had to chance to served other women in my area and have developed friendships thru this service that strenghthen me and challenge me to be a better person. I feel so grateful for all that I have. I have foundd that serving others reminds me how blessed I am.