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Hi I'm Becky

I'm a singer, a Christmas lover, a theme-party giver, a cancer survivor, a wife, a mom, and a grandma. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

You could say that my mantra is: You can’t spoil a baby and you can’t have too many Christmas decorations. I was born on Christmas Day so I give myself permission to go crazy about the latter, and regarding the former, well, if you’ve ever nuzzled a baby, or held them close to your heart, especially if its “yours”, you know what I mean. I just can’t get enough of the little ones in my life. And speaking of little people, I was trained as a special-education teacher, but have spent my adult life being a stay-at-home mom. My husband used to say I was a cross between Mary Poppins and Maria Von Trapp – I don’t know about that, but I did and do believe singing and/or making a game of it while you work does make the medicine go down, and that, as in the song I’ve sung throughout my life, when you’re helping you’re happy. And on that subject, I’m known for my smile. My motto is “Either act happy or be happy – no one really cares which one!” I have always loved to sing, am almost literally always singing or humming, and, I’ve got to confess, wish life could be a musical. You know, having everyone in the grocery store break out in a choreographed extravaganza accompanied by a full orchestra hidden in the produce department. Fantasy aside, I love choral music, singing it and directing it, and had my life dream realized in being accepted as a member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and singing with them for nine years.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born and raised as a Mormon, I feel I have within me both the fire of a convert and the stability and strength of a pioneer heritage. My mother heard about this church during World War II and left all she knew and loved to find more about it and become baptized. On my father's side, my ancestry goes back to the early days of the church and includes many who likewise gave up everything to join with others of their faith in the Rocky Mountains. Both aspects of my heritage have blessed my life and strengthened my beliefs. One of my life’s defining experiences was when I was diagnosed with advanced cancer, Hodgkin Lymphoma, Stage 4B, as a young mother. The doctors never talked cure, but hoped that they could give me a little more time with my little girls. To make the story short, after chemotherapy, radiation, and multiple surgeries, I saw miracles, not only in my recovery, but in being able to have more children after being told the chemotherapy would render me unable to do so. Some people asked me whether as I was going through it I ever wondered, why me? I I had to answer them, no, not until I started getting better. I still don’t know why God answered my prayers and the prayers of so many who love me, and healed me, when so many righteous and deserving people are not, but I do know that I am eternally indebted to Him, and that there is nothing I can ever do to repay Him or my Savior, Jesus Christ. Still, I must try, and thereby do everything I can to serve Him and help other people feel His love and comfort. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is my shining light and beacon.

How I live my faith

Although I’ve lived other places, I love my home state of Utah with its varied scenery, especially the mountains. I miss it, but am currently living in the beautiful southeastern part of the United States where my husband and I support and supervise nearly 180 young people and older married couples who are doing Christian service and teaching others about Jesus Christ. I love my husband, my five amazing children and my wonderful grandchildren, soon to be nine in number, and am for the blessing of being able to be with them forever. I’m a wife, a mom, a grandma. A cancer-survivor and thriver, a singer, smiler, Christmas lover. And I’m happy to say, I’m a Mormon.