Hi I'm Judi
I'm a wife and a mother of four. I'm a quilter and a blogger. I'm a Mormon.
I am the 7th of 11th children. I was born and raised in the church and I am so grateful to my parents for their loving example of hard work and dedication to family. I married my high school sweetheart after his 2 year LDS mission to Romania. We have been blessed with 4 kids, 1 girl and 3 boys. I love spending time with my husband and children and we love to travel. I am a designer and long arm quilter and together my husband and I own our own online business. We keep busy with family life and our business.
Why I am a Mormon
Well, I was born and raised in this church. I knew that my parents had a testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel, but as I grew up they taught me that I needed to get my own testimony of the truth. I remember the warm feeling I felt when I was baptized at age 8 and since then I have been a believer. When I was about 16 I was reading a book about the Prophet Joseph Smith and I had an unmistakable reassurance that he was a prophet of God and that through him the gospel was restored again on the earth. I have read the Book of Mormon several times and I have prayed to know if it was true and I have received the answer through a feeling of peace. That peaceful feeling has come to me so many times throughout my life that I can never question if it is true. I know that my Savior Jesus Christ lives and I am so grateful to Him for His life. I know that He gave His life for us and because of Him we can live forever with our family and our Father in Heaven. Our Saviors life example is how I try to pattern my life and I pray that I may be worthy of His love. I feel like I have been blessed with so much, it doesn't mean that my life isn't without it's challenges. I struggle with things like everyone does, but when I allow faith and not fear to come into my life then the challenges I face seem so much easier. I believe that God has blessed all His children with different talents and abilities. I have been blessed with the desire to quilt and the ability to be pretty good at it. There was a point in my life where I needed that talent to help pay some of the bills and I prayed for help to "get good fast" and the Lord answered my prayers. I know that He knows us individually and He cares about the "small" things. I am so grateful to my parents for teaching me the gospel, it has blessed my life in more ways that I can number. I am a Mormon because it makes me want to be a better person.
How I live my faith
I live my faith by attending church weekly with my family. My husband and I teach the 5 year old primary children in our ward. I live my faith by praying daily to my Father in Heaven and trying each day to be like our Savior, Jesus Christ. I feel like each day is a gift and I try to live in such a way that would make people around me realize that I am proud of who I am. I am a child of God and I am so grateful that I know that. I live my faith by teaching my children about Jesus Christ. I want them to know of His goodness and the blessing I receive because of my faith in Him.