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Hi I'm Becky

I was born in Texas, but grew up in Arizona. I am a single mother of 8 wonderful children. I love music and dancing. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born the oldest of 6 children. My parents were baptized into the church when I was 3 years old. My earliest love was dance, and I still love it today! When I was 17, one of my friends from high school moved in with my family, and later she was sealed to our parents in the temple to be a member of our family for eternity. What a blessing she has been! I was married in the temple when I was 19. My husband and I had 8 children. I was a music major in college. I love to play the piano, bake, garden, sew, learn new things, home school, fix things, play sports and games, camp, and many other things. I was widowed in July of 2011. My oldest child is leaving on a mission soon. My 3rd child will leave on a mission in 2012. The thing I have loved the most so far in my life is being a mom. There is nothing more fulfilling to me. I love spending time with my children; reading, talking, playing games, teaching them, and them teaching me. We all love the smell of the rain, old movies, and singing together. We all dance together, which I love!! My children bring me more joy than I ever thought possible. They are all such incredible people with so many different talents and it has been a joy to be a part of their lives. I look forward to being a grandma, which can't come soon enough for me, but will probably be a few years.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 12-13 years old, I decided that the church wasn't true. It was probably just silly teenage thinking of there are too many rules & too many restrictions, but still that was how I felt at the time. My parent's didn't know what happened to their little girl. My dad wouldn't let my whims control my life. He made me go to church when I didn't want to, he was not mean about it, that's just the way it was. My turning point was when my dad made me go to BYU Education Week. He sat me down on the front row of a very well known youth speaker of the day and told me to stay put. I didn't dare move, and then after one class, I wouldn't. I went and told my non-member friends the stories of self-worth and other funny things I had learned and heard, and they made fun of me. I had a wonderful seminary teacher my freshman year who also made a big impression on me. Then, one day, I decided I had been unhappy for long enough. I can't remember the date, but I do remember it was a weekend that I decided this route was not getting me anywhere, and I certainly wasn't happy or helping anything by my attitude, and I changed. I remember I decided to make a 180 degree turn and stepped back on the straight and narrow path and have tried to stay there ever since. After that, I tried to be a better student in seminary and high school. I had to decide that I didn't care how many friends I had at school (my high school did not have very many members of the church that attended there). There were many days I felt all alone amongst the hundreds of kids that went there, but to me it was worth it. Why am I a Mormon? Without the gospel in my life, I would be a mess. I know my weaknesses and I need the gospel to help me be strong. I see the world around me and I recognize how hard it would be to raise my family without it. I figure if, in the end, none of it was true, my children are happier and I am happier because I have lived my life as a Mormon. But, it is true, so that's even better!!

How I live my faith

I have served in many positions in the church. I have been a children's Sunday school teacher, helped with many church parties and socials, and been president of the children's organization called Primary. Right now I am serving as the choir pianist and a cub scout leader. The church has a worldwide women's organization called Relief Society. I believe it is the largest women's organization in the world. In this organization we teach each other, lift each other, and serve each other. The Relief Society motto is "Charity Never Faileth." One of the programs of the church is visiting teaching. Sisters are assigned in a companionship of two women to visit or at least contact one to a few sisters every month to teach each other gospel principles and to make sure they know they are loved through friendship and service. I love being a visiting teacher! It is one of the best callings to have. With the passing of my husband, I have learned the absolute love our Savior has for each of us. I have felt so much comfort and support from those around me in my family as well as my church family. I know that the people around me have been instruments in God's hands as they have served and helped me and my children. I have a firm belief that we will be together again. This separation from my husband is only temporary, and while it may seem like we have a long time to go before we see him again, it will happen, because Heavenly Father's Plan for us is just that, to be together forever. Until then, we keep moving forward, doing the things we know to be correct and true. We attend church every week. We pray together as a family. We have family home evening every Monday night. We read scriptures together. We serve and help others as much as we can.