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Hi I'm Becca

I love to jump rope, be with my family and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful husband who loves to hunt. We have four children ages 6, 4, 2 and our last was born stillborn this year. Having a stillborn baby is the most difficult thing I have ever experienced. Learning how to grieve has been my main focus for the last few months. It is something I never understood and am still trying to understand. I am an assistant teacher at a Montessori school where my two youngest attend. I love learning about children and how to be a better mother. I love the outdoors! Feeling the sun on my face and enjoying the many beauties of nature is so refreshing to me! I was on a jump rope team and then a coach. My older sister and I still have contests to see who can do the most double under's. I love being with my family, playing games, riding bikes, hiking, singing, dancing. Being a mother is the most difficult job I've ever had but the most rewarding. I left a job in the corporate world when we had our first child. Motherhood isn't something that is celebrated like it should be. I have a mission statement, I try to make a difference for my husband and my children by being with them in what they do. Some call it a sacrifice. I call it an investment. It pays now and will pay later.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born an raised in the Church. My parents served in the church and encouraged us to do so as well. They taught us to follow Christ and live high standards. My family worshiped and served together. When I left for college it was the first time I was alone. It was an opportunity for me to decide what I really believed. I then decided what I wanted to do and where I wanted to be. I slacked off some and noticed I didn't feel happy. When I chose to live the gospel, study the scriptures and serve others, the happiness returned. I am happy when I live the gospel. I feel guided, I feel blessed, I feel joy. I know this is the true Church. I have had too many experiences to say otherwise.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving. Acting on generous thoughts I have and helping others. I teach the 10-11 year old's on Sunday's. I love their energy. I love to see their desire to do good and learn myself how to encourage that. I love teaching because I learn so much. I live my faith by relying on my Savior all the time. This I am still learning how to do. When our daughter was born stillborn this year it gave me another opportunity to ask myself what I believed. Did I really believe that I would be able to know her and love her as her mother one day? Did I believe that my children could know their sister? Did I believe that this was part of God's plan for her? I do. With all my heart I do. Although hard things happen and we can feel like life isn't fair when we turn our heart to God and ask for His help to get through it, He will. I tried to deal with my heart ache alone at first. A good friend pointed out how depressed I was. I saw it and then realized that I was trying to do things alone. I then began pouring my heart out in prayer, writing, reading the scriptures and letting my love and trust in my Savior grow. The light in my eyes came back. I will never be the same. Truthfully? I don't want to be. I want to let this experience change my life and my heart for the better. This is how I live my faith.

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

I have had two brother's on missions. One just got home from Albania and the other is in Norway. They have told of the joy they've experienced sharing the message of Jesus Christ. Missionaries teach what we believe about Jesus Christ and His plan for us and our families. They will also teach what that means for you and how it can bless your life now and forever. Show more Show less