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Hi I'm Julia

I love music. I have 4 kids and teach string instruments to children. I enjoy camping and yardwork and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Julia. I am a mother of four children and a part time music teacher. My husband and I have 4 headstrong children that are each developing their own distinct personality. We try our best to be good parents, but we are far from perfect. I teach string instruments part time to 4th and 5th graders and also teach private lessons at home. I really enjoy working with young children who are so eager to please and succeed. Nothing brings me greater joy then connecting a young spirit with the joy of making beautiful music. Once they get this fire they take off by themselves without further encouragement. In addition to music, gardening and working in the yard is my passion. When I'm not taking care of my family I'm putting around the yard enjoying the beauty that God has given us. I would live in a glass house if my husband would let me, I always feel the outdoors calling my name. Nature calms and inspires me when I am feeling unsettled about something or unhappy when the children are not getting along. I find by bringing them outside and pointing out the beauty that I see, they are learning to appreciate the wonders of the birds and flowers and it helps us to be happier.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon helps me to set boundaries and keep my priorities straight in this world of ever changing morals. It provides our family with rules that instead of restraining us, helps us to keep our future free to do whatever we choose to without being slaves to habits, addictions and other worldly things. Our daughter is entering high school, and although many of her friends are good people, they use different language and attire than she does. By showing them that it is ok to be different, they respect her for keeping her values different and some even change for the better. We have tried to teach our children that it is much easier to make the decision before the choice arises so that when it does come there is no hesitation to choose the item that is not necessarily bad, but not the best. A series of small choices not in the completely right direction will slowly change our life not for the better sometimes without us even noticing. I was raised a Mormon, but this does not mean that I do not question or doubt things. I make the choice daily to live my faith and to choose the right. I have seen the sadness that disobeying the laws of God brings and I do not want that for me or my family. Being a Mormon does not mean that I am perfect, we are far from it. When I served my mission in Florianopolis, Brazil I used to tell the people even though the church is perfect, the members are not. Perfection is something we all strive for and after we have tried our best it will still not be enough, but Christ will make up the difference if we let him.

How I live my faith

In our church I attend weekly meetings as well as bring our children to mid week activities. I work with all of the women of our ward and try to help them all feel the love we have for each and every one of them. Women are very special in the eyes of God, but we have much to learn. If I was to teach one thing to everyone I would teach the principle of forgiveness. It saddens me when the sisters of the church choose stop going to church when they are offended by something a member has done. It takes a lot of faith and strength to keep going though the hard times and we are much stronger because of it. We must plant our roots deep so we are not pulled up by each passing wind. The church uplifts and strengthens and helps me grow in all aspects of my life and I cannot imagine where I would be without it.