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Hi I'm Bekah

I am a director/choreographer, homeschooling mom of 6, my military husband is in 3rd year law school. I started a Master's of Ed!

About Me

My name is Rebekah Griesmyer. I am primarily a stay-at-home homeschooling mom and military wife. I live in Ohio with my husband and six children. We have five boys and one little princess ages 12- 20months. I teach musical theater and dance part time at a local community center. I am active in my church and serve as a Cub Scout Wolf den leader. I love to sing, dance, direct theatre, choreograph, teach my children and others, parent, and manage finances. History: I was born in Mississippi but grew up in Alabama. I have four brothers who I adore. I met my husband at Ricks College (now BYU-ID) in Idaho where I received an Associates of Arts and Science in Drama. We got married in the Atlanta, GA temple. I finished my Bachelor’s of Arts in Drama at the University of Georgia. In 2002, my husband felt the Lord call him to serve in our great nation’s military. That call has taken us to AL, TX, VA (MD), and now Ohio. My husband is currently in his 3rd year of law school and I just started a full time Master's of Educational Leadership degree program. To say our life is crazy is a bit of an understatement but I know Heavenly Father is preparing us for something remarkable and I can't wait to see where this journey leads us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is true. I've asked many times in my moments of discouragement and despair. I've asked God, "why am I here? Is this REALLY true?" The answer is always the same. "You already know the answer." I do. I first got the answer to that question as a very young of child 9 or 10 years old. I asked if this church was true and I remember hearing and feeling a Yes! I cannot deny it either. My life has been so hard at times. My husband was deployed for 15 months when we lived in TX, 2000 miles away from any family. I was trying to manage what I eventually learned was an autistic toddler as well as a very sick newborn. There were many times that I did not want to go to church. I did not want to fight my toddler and worry about my sick newborn. I was alone and lonely. I wanted desperately for the church not to be true so that I could relax and take a break. But it is true and I found strength from it to carry me through those hard times. I am forever grateful I chose to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a friend to members in my ward. I love to teach and serve as the Wolf Den leader in my church's cub scout program. The boys are crazy and keep me on my toes which is great! I love to stay active and I LOVE to teach! I frequently volunteer to sub for teachers who are out of town. It doesn't matter what the calling is or what/who they teach, I'll do it! Most importantly, I live my faith by keeping on. I read scriptures with my family every morning. We pray together 3 + times a day. I play church music or sing hymns when we need the Spirit in our home (which is ALWAYS!). I live my faith by attending the temple, paying church tithes, and loving my husband. It's hard to say I'm sorry and to forgive but when I do, I feel more love from him and Heavenly Father!