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Hi I'm Barbara

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife of 20 years to my eternal mate. I am also mother of 3, a lovely daughter, and 2 handsome boys, plus 1( a South Korean foreign exchange student that after his year, came back, obtained his GED, then his associates, joined the church and has been with us since the oldest was 5 and before the youngest was born). I received my Bachelors from WSU in Zoology (my emphasis was Marine Zoology). I am aspiring novelist, advance NAUI SCUBA diver, children's school volunteer, Boy Scout Bear Leader, and Young Women's Girl Camp Leader every year they will take me. I play piano, read everything I can worth while or sometimes just entertaining. I love horses, though I lost mine years ago, and when I can ride, I do. I also love our children's 3 cats and of course I have a fish tank. I have seen some of the world, including my Mother's Home Land Germany, but there is so much more I wish to see. I speak some German, and am trying to learn Korean and Japanese. I need 40 hours in a day, but that will never happen.

Why I am a Mormon

Though I was born in the church, I believe every member must become a convert. Much like our prophet, Joseph Smith, at the age of 14, I had questions. I wanted to know if God was really there. One evening when my family was a little overwhelming to me, I fled the house. We lived on a farm in central Washington. I don't know if you would call it an actual prayer or more pleading to the universe, but as I stared up at the endless stars in the deep blackness, I felt very insignificant. I pleaded for God to let me know if he even was present and if he was, how could this one little speck of a child matter in this universe. The autumn wind was cold, I had no jacket, so I shivered violently. Then in that moment I was at my lowest, I felt a warmth enter my heart. It was as if a voice whispered to me "but I made it all for you my little girl, every star." After I felt my Father in Heavens presence so strongly, I ran home and shared my new found faith with my family. Since that time, every aspect of the world I have studied in science, math, chemistry, astronomy and more always shows me his amazing work. I slowly over the years have studied my own religion and have come to have greater faith in it daily. I will pray and learn till the end of my days, knowing that he has a plan for me.

How I live my faith

I am trying, and that is the key word, trying. Every day I try to read at least verse of scripture with my children. I try to help my family, my neighbors, my friends, and local community organizations. They are all apart of my brothers and sisters on this earth. Christ taught charity is his pure love, so service is best shone in love. I love to volunteer. I do a lot of repenting, and I am grateful for the Savior, Jesus Christs, atonement. I realize I need him daily. We pray in our home all the time, and I pray quietly, often. I have told my children to pray in their hearts when they need our Father in Heaven and are not able to verbalize it due to a location. I serve in the church, when and where I can, often imperfectly, but I am learning. The best thing is I am learning that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is not about perfect people, but about each of us striving to become better, for our family, our faith, our communities and our world.