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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a Mormon. I am a Mother to 7 wonderful children and a wife to an amazing husband and father.

About Me

I have been a stay at home Mom for the past 15 years and loved every minute of it. Before my last child started school I experienced the fear of what will I do with my day and what do I want to do with my day while the children are in school. I also feared not knowing who I was. With the upcoming school year approaching I prepared myself by thinking about somethings that might help me discover what I was really about. Sometimes I think that as mothers and wives we are often defined by our families and we are more than that. We are individuals with hopes and dreams for ourselves as well as our families. When the children grow up it is easy for us to seem lost and I did not want that to happen to me. I decided to apply for a part time job. This job has been a huge blessing to both me and my family. It has given me the opportunity to meet some really awesome people and allowed me to get out of the house for a few hours each day. My family has been blessed by this as well because they have learned to do things for themselves, particularly, the baby of the house. She has become very independant. They have noticed a very happy Mom. Not that I wasn't happy before but I have discovered through my job a new confidence in myself. I enjoy going to work and baking treats for my coworkers as well as my family. I have often been asked at work why I am so happy. My answer is simple, "Because of the gospel, I know who I am and I know that my Heavenly Father loves me!

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion came at the age of 16 while I was preparing to attend girls camp. Several months before camp we were challenged to read the Book of Mormon. Those that did complete the challenge would get a special dinner with the General Young Women's President. Living in Tennessee that was a very big deal since the General Young Womens' President lived in Utah. At first my goal was clear, I wanted to be able to attend the dinner but as I started reading the Book of Mormon the spirit testified to me that what I was reading was true. I remember crying and trying so hard to read but often times the spirit was so strong that the tears made it so hard to read. I also know that my Savior loves all people and he would never deny anyone the ablility to know of his existance. We know from Sunday school class that there were people living in the Americas at the time that the Savior was on the earth. I know that he visited with them. I also love that the church does not change to fit in. The LDS church stands on it's own. It does not change the rules to fit the latest craze. The gospel is true. The church has always and will always promote family unity. I think that society today is lacking of that. The church stresses the importance of proper parenting. Families in the church are promised that they can be together forever if they live the gospel and stay close to the church, no other religion can promise that. Life does not end at death and in the next life we can be with our families forever. I can't imagine spending the eternities with anyone else but my family.

How I live my faith

Living my Faith has always been easy for me. The reason I say that is because I have never doubted anything that I have been taught in church. Everything just makes since. Currently I do not have a calling at church but I do try my best to plan activities for the sisters in my ward to help develop friendships. I also try to lead by example. I want people to know that I am a Christian by the example I set both in the way I dress and the way I present myself in actions and deeds. I am so grateful for growing up in the gospel. The teachings of the gospel have prepared me for my life as a wife and mother.