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Hi I'm Ivy

I'm a Veterinarian and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a catle ranch in Nevada. I developed my love of animals there. I received my DVM at Washington state University College of Veterinary Medicine. Here I met my current husband, who is also a veterinarian. We have a total of 5 children, 1 boy and 4 girls. All are grown and making us grandparents. I am a convert.

Why I am a Mormon

While dating my current husband, I learned he was a Mormom. My first reaction was "oh, great. He's one of them." My brother had tried to make me Mormon for 20 years and I had tried to make him Catholic. We finally developed a truce. My last few years of High School had been spent in Southern Idaho. If you weren't Mormon, you didn't fit in very well. My attitude toward them was filled with ill will. My future husband was very patient with me, and did agree to share churches on alternate weekends. I carefully watched what my daughter was being taught. I could find nothing wrong with it. The people were very friendly. I asked my brother to send me a Book of Mormon, and I think he must have dropped his teeth in his hurry to mail me that book. I spent a summer reading the book. Because of dreams I had in the past full of symbolism, I was hooked. I had been prepared to accept the Book of Mormon as true. This book answered questions for me that the Catholic Church could not. It explained the symbolism in my dreams when nothing or no one else could. I was baptized not long after. I have learned that true doctrine lived correctly creates a very friendly group of people, dedicated to their believe in Jesus Christ and righteous living.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by studying the scriptures at least once a week. My husband and I try to say Morning prayers together to better start our day on a positive note. I attend our church meetings every Sunday. I participate in callings. We hold Family Home evening on Mondays. At work I take opportunities to talk to my clients about faith. I keep a book of Mormon in my waiting room for anyone to read and/or take. My husband and I try to attend the Temple once a month. We frequently discuss doctrine with our children.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

A mormon woman is like any christian woman. We struggle with rearing children, often juggling a job or career with the responsibility of a home. We are the equal of our husbands and receive a lot of support from them, if they are following true doctrine. We have friends in and outside of the church. We participate in school and civic organizations. Most of the time our opinions are held in high esteem by the public. Likewise we try to support our husbands in their calings and work responsibilities. Show more Show less