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Hi I'm Liz

I grew up overseas, I now live in Washington state. I am a Dietitian. I have 3 children and 4 grandchildren and... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Dad was an American Foreign Service officer and my mother, a former British WAF (Women's Air Force). We spent most of my early years overseas in Russia, Germany and the Congo, then returned to the US for my High School years. I spent 2 years at boarding school in England. I joined the Church at 17, and 5 months later went to BYU. I graduated in 1974. I have been married to my best friend for 37 years, I have 3 (amazing) children and 4 (adorable) grandchildren.  I am a Consultant Dietitian for a skilled nursing facility, 2 days a week, help my Mom and Mother in Law (88 years, and 95 years), and play Grandma for the remainder of the week. My husband and I love to travel. We had a wonderful trip to England and Ireland this summer, and hope that retirement will allow more adventures. We are looking forward to serving missions for the Church.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up an Episcopalian. I remember going to church quite faithfully with my Mother, whose faith was important to her. When I was in boarding school in England, I had a "house mistress" who taught me about having a personal relationship with God. In High School, I knew I was missing something, and made some attempts to become more involved at the Episcopal Church. I had never heard of the Mormon church. I had a friend who was LDS, but not active at the time we met. As he made the commitment to become an active, practicing member of his church, I observed what an amazing change it made in him. Fortunately, he had the courage to ask me if I would like to hear about his Church, and so I started the missionary discussions. I knew immediately that what I was listening to was the truth. I had so much to learn, but the feeling was there.....and so here I am 41 years later, grateful every day of my life that I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Being a member of the church changes how I view the world, how I view the things I experience daily and how I behave. First, I believe I know why I am here. I know that I am not on this earth just to pursue my own pleasure and well being (don't get me wrong, I like to have fun). I am here to learn from my experiences how to become what God wants me to be. Hard experiences, if not brought on by our own bad behavior, are for our learning and growth, and I have learned that I am always better for having been through them. I have also learned that the Lord compensates us for the hard things. I am grateful for the happy, wonderful things I am blessed with.....and recognize the source of those blessings. I believe God intends for us to take care of each other. Sometimes that feels overwhelming....where do you start? I appreciate the way the Church provides a way to break service down into managable pieces so that if we each do our part, everyone is taken care of. Over the years, I have served in a multitude of settings, each has allowed me to feel good about the part I have played in serving in the Church and the Community. I think the most compelling thing that we learn from Christ's example is that in all circumstances we need to be kind. That doesn't mean avoiding hard things, but that in the midst of hard things we speak and act with kindness....regardless of how we are being treated.