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Hi I'm Julia

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I work in Software. In my spare time sew baby quilts for St. Anthony's and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and we have 7 grown children. I work in Software. Specifically I do Quality assurance and validation testing. Truth be told I do enjoy it. I also have many outside interest. I love to sew. I make quilt tops that are donated to St. Anthony's for needy baby's. I love to cook. This year I stepped out of the box and learned to make jams and can fruit and veggies. Great fun. Now that the children are grown I have less responsibilities in the home. So my new joy, road trips with my daughters. We always have some fun playlist of music going. Are road trips are always an adventure. We sing, tell stories, jokes, and just enjoy each other. We pack some fruit and sandwiches and water to keep down the cost. It wasn't always this fun. But as they have all grown, we can now, all be not only family but friends and we not only like each other, we love each other.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so thankful for the gospel of Jesus Christ being restored. I have always felt very close and had a great desire to know Jesus Christ. My very first memory of this desire I must have been 3-4 years old. I was born in a catholic family. I was so fortunate as a young child that my parents taught me to pray and to pray often. They also taught me about the Holy Ghost and I should listen for answers to my prayers. I can still remember getting on my knees as a little girl knowing the Jesus Christ was there and listening and he loved me. I am so thankful for my parents giving me this great gift. As we entered teenage years we had lots of friends who went to lots of different churches. Our parents encouraged us to go to all of the churches so we could learn all that we could. When I was about 15 years old, I was introduced to the church. As I listened to the words I knew with all my heart mind and soul it was the absolute truth. Like blood flowing threw my veins I knew I had heard it before. All the missing pieces I had looked for. All the "fill in the blank" questions were answered. And, what was left, a complete package. The whole of the gospel of Jesus Christ. All the love I knew I as a small child. All the surety of my Beloved older Brother Jesus Christ, was right there in front of me. And, it remains. Not to say my life has been easy, there's moments I thought I couldn't make it another day. As I grew and learned and continued on in faith, I have been able to continue on. It has know been 37 years since I was 15. The gospel remains the same continual, never ending, never changing. I say this in the Name of Jesus Christ Amen.

How I live my faith

We are service driven people. I really like it. In our community we do lots of service for the whole area. I have pondered on this for a long time this is a hard question. How do I live my faith. I am far from a "perfect person". Everyday As the world rounds about me, I am faced with choices. As I deal with strangers, co workers even family members. And everyday I find myself pondering on how the savior would handle this situation. Love one another, serve one another, but mostly Love one another. This brings to mind to not judge another as well. That is not my Job. My job is to love and serve. It has become a real goal of mine. I am so thankful for all our lessons we have in our meetings. I am also thankful for the teaching of the Savior that we read of in scripture. I am also thankful for the Organization of his Church. With this support and teaching I am able to feel the love of the Savior, and share it with the world. A simple smile, a hand when needed. I feel that by serving and loving and NOT harboring anger towards others, I feel closer to the savior. All he suffered and sacrificed for us. I am sure his example will help me to be better person. I'm trying. It is the best I can do. Continue to try. Endure to the end. This is how I am living my faith