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Hi I'm RaeAnna

I'm a stay-at-home mom of six children, five sons and one daughter. I'm a doctor's wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Many people think that being a doctor's wife is luxurious, which may be true for some women out there. BUT, I married an under-grad student who said he wanted to be a doctor "someday". Even though it seemed like such a lofty dream that many people have, my husband and I made it a goal to actually achieve it! Through many sacrifices, including having children when we couldn't affor the cute nursery, we were able to get him that MD behind his name. In that process I learned how to live without many worldly possessions, be strong in the supporting role, and properly treasure the things of greatest importance and value--my husband, our children, our health, and the hope that we have in Jesus Christ. I have also learned that the Lord does have a time of giving and a time of taking away. Our years of med school and residency were full of brand new babies and old furniture. Now our sofa may be new and the babies a little older, but in both phases of life I have always felt joy because of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because the gospel it teaches gives me hope that future can be brighter than how life is right now. I am a Mormon because the gospel it teaches shows me the way to improve myself so that I am able to live in heaven with Our Father and His Son. I am a Mormon because the gospel it teaches opens to me a bigger picture as to why I exist, what the point of mortality is, and why my choices during mortality matter. I am a Mormon because the gospel it teaches explains who God is, what my relationship is to Him, what His expectations are of me, why that matters, and how I can meet His expectations. I am STILL a Mormon because as I have applied the gospel principles in my life, I have always had the peace, joy, direction, and security that it claims can be mine if I live it. I have yet to be let down by it!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by constantly having conversations with my children about what I know about God, His Son, and the Holy Spirit. Talking about this topic with your children might feel uncomfortable because it is kind of an intimate subject, but sharing what I know with my children has actually made our relationships more comfortable. My children also watch me struggle with my weaknesses and trials. They see that I turn to my Heavenly Father and ask for forgiveness. They hear me pray. They listen to my apologies. Hopefully they will know by these things that I live my faith. More than any other group of people on earth, I want my children to know that their mother has faith in God and in His Son.