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Hi I'm Judy

I am a Mom of 7, a Grandma of 23, a retired schoolteacher and a new flight attendant. I am divorced. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I seem to always be reinventing myself! I was a stay at home Mom for 21years raising my wonderful 7 children. Then I spent 15 years teaching incarcerated students in a Juvenile Detention Center. When I retired, I had free time so I applied to be a flight attendant and figured they would never hire me, but it would be fun to try! I kept passing everything and now I have my wings...and flight benefits! A trial that I have experienced is having my 36 year marriage end in divorce. I value marriage and the covenants I made when I married and it has been difficult to be "alone". For me, the best way to find happiness is to be busy with service and that has helped me to have a positive outlook. But I still keep hoping that I can reinvent myself one more time to become a sweetheart to someone again!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young I went to Church mostly for social reasons and because I always had a good feeling there. As I grew into my teens, my brother went on a mission and I greatly respected him. I reasoned that if it was important enough for him to serve a mission, then maybe I should do some soul searching and see if I truly believed the Church's teachings also. I discovered that to me, it just makes sense. Its a great way to live and very honorable. One outstanding aspect of my beliefs is that I have a clear concept of who I have always been, why I am here on earth and what will happen to me when I die. This knowledge has helped make trials I've experienced manageable. I try to learn something that makes me a stronger person with each trial I go through. As a result, I am often grateful for them (usually when they are over!), because of the insight I have gained. I am proud of being a Mormon and know living the teachings make me a better person.

How I live my faith

I am not perfect, but the Mormon lifestyle has helped me live my life with few regrets or secrets. I try to be honest, I live healthy and respect my body, I obey the laws of the land, I stay close with my friends and family and I try to love and serve others throughout each day. Most of all, I try to follow the teachings and example of my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know He has atoned for my sins and so I try to live worthy of that great blessing. I love the people I associate with wherever I go--I am a true people person! I somehow let everyone I meet know that I am a Mormon, in case they have questions they may want to ask about our religion. I love to talk about what I love about our Church! Every member has the opportunity to serve the others in the congregation. I have served most often teaching the teen-age girls and planning and participating in activities with them. Recently I had the chance to serve the adult women in our congregation. This was a blessing for me as I got to make many new friends through my service and this helped a lot with my loneliness. I am looking forward to serving a mission someday as a single sister or, hopefully, with that new sweetheart I am looking for!