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Hi I'm Judy

I am a woman who is a wife, mother, grandmother, creator of a home, and cheerleader for my family.

About Me

I have lived a wonderful life. I come from a loving and educated family, had the opportunity of advanced schooling, married, have eight grown children and thirty three grandchildren. My husband and I are committed to our family and find great joy in seeing them grow and develop. I love making our home a place of love and a refuge from the world. I express love to my family by cooking for them, sewing, and making our home lovely. I am an artist who paints murals, and still has many pictures I hope to paint. I play the piano and organ which has brought me great joy and happiness. Retirement is coming up in the next two years, for which I am excited. This will bring us closer to our family, give us the opportunity to serve our church as missionaries, and give my husband and me the opportunity to be together more than his work allows right now.

Why I am a Mormon

The reasons I am a Mormon are many. First, I am a Mormon because I was born into a Mormon family who loved the Lord and tried to follow His teachings. I knew my parents believed, and I knew my Grandparents believed. Because of their faith, I have never doubted. As I grew, I also gained a testimony of the gospel on my own. I gained an appreciation of many principles of the gospel by seeing people live or not live the teachings of the gospel. People complicated their lives by being unfaithful to their families and companions, by taking into their bodies substances which would harm them, or by being dishonest and untrustworthy. Seeing these examples made living the gospel easy and logical to me. But I also gained a spiritual assurance that following Jesus Christ and taking upon myself sacred covenants was important for me to do. I am so grateful to be able to pray with all my heart. I am so thankful for the presence of the Holy Ghost in my life. He gives me assurance, guidance, hope and encouragement. This gift of the Holy Ghost is possible because of my membership in the church, and is one of the most sweet and precious gifts I could ever be given. I am also so very thankful for the restoration of the Priesthood which allows me to act with proper authority. It also enables me to make covenants with my Heavenly Father in the sacred Temple. These covenants give me hope that not only on this earth can we be blessed to be together as a family, but also for all eternity I can be together with my husband, children and grandchildren who I love so very dearly.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow the commandments and dictates of my church. I love my Heavenly Father, and His Son, Jesus Christ. Because it is important to me to keep my life in line with their teachings, it has always brought me joy to try and follow their teachings. I also know that by serving my family, neighbors and friends, I am showing my love to my Heavenly Father. I have the opportunity to serve Him by working with the women in our church. This is a calling that takes me to many cities outside of my own area. There I meet with and try and help women of all ages and walks of life. I have found that we are all alike in our desire to serve others, find fulfillment in our lives, care for our families and loved ones, be loved and respected, and live lives that are pleasing to our Heavenly Father. I have never met a woman who does not have challenges in her life. Some of these challenges are small and everyday; others are serious and require great effort, soul searching, patience and love. Sometimes they require repentance. It strengthens me as I work with these women, to help them focus their lives and prioritize what is important in life. In the past I have worked with the children and youth in our church, and played the organ for our congregation. All of it, as simple as it sometimes is, has brought me joy to be of service and to have helped others.