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Hi I'm Becky

I grew up in New England. I'm a mother of two boys (so far). I have celiac disease. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Washington, grew up in Connecticut, went to school in Utah, and now I live in Georgia. I am married to a software implementation consultant and I have two boys who are 2 and 3.5 months. I enjoy cooking, singing, reading, watching and quoting movies, spending time with my family, and doing all kinds of crafts. I have learned to knit, crochet, make stained glass, sew, calligraphy, etc. I can't say I'm proficient at any of those things, but I do enjoy it and I almost always have 2 or 3 unfinished projects around the house at any given time. I am also gluten-intolerant and have been for about 10 years, which has posed a challenge in preparing meals for my family, but I'm getting used to it. It has also gotten easier with new gluten-free products coming out all the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to members of The Church, so I was introduced to the gospel at birth. However, at some point, I had to decide for myself if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the only true and living church on the earth today. When I was in elementary school, I would often say that various things were "against my religion" like drinking coffee or going to parties on Sunday. But I decided around the time I was baptized at the age of 8 that I needed to stop saying that I did certain things because they were "against my religion" and just say that I chose not to do those things because I didn't think it was right. So I decided to make it my decision instead of leaving important decisions up to my parents or the Church. I decided I wouldn't drink, smoke, cuss, or dress immodestly. I decided I would go to church, tell others about the gospel, and try my best to be a representative of Jesus Christ. There was a time during high school when I questioned if I had made the right decision. It was hard to have really great friends in high school without going to parties where alcohol and inappropriate activities were present. However, I prayed to my Heavenly Father to ask Him if what I was doing was right. I read the story of Joseph Smith and I really identified with his words, when he was quoting Paul from the New Testament, "I knew it, and I knew that God knew it and I could not deny it." I know the Church is true, and I cannot deny it. It has been a great blessing in my life, providing me with perspective and insight in all that I do. I take great comfort in the fact that Jesus Christ is my personal Savior. He knows my name and knows all of my struggles and weaknesses, and if I rely on Him and His infinite atonement, I can live with Heavenly Father again. It makes every hard, but correct, decision I've made in my life worth any loneliness or distance from peers I may have felt in the moment. My life has been truly blessed by being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I work with the leaders of the Young Women organization helping the girls ages 12-18 to develop their own testimonies of the gospel. I also visit a few women from my congregation on a monthly basis to make sure they are doing well and offer to serve them if they are in need. I also try to teach my sons the gospel and help them to know that they have a loving Father in Heaven, and a Savior who paid the price for them to live with Them again. We sing hymns together and strive to choose the right.