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Hi I'm Rebecca

I am a former ballroom dancer and now a mom of three beautiful children, all of which have special needs. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up dancing and love all kinds of dance. I attended BYU as a dance major and was a member of the BYU Ballroom Dance Company. As a member of the ballroom team I had the blessing of traveling all over the world, doing what I love, dancing. I have now traded in my dance shoes for the many types of shoes that a mother wears. I am married to my best friend and we have three beautiful children ages 14, 11, and 7. All three of my children have special needs. My oldest suffers from anxiety and depression disorders. My 11 year old has untreatable epilepsy, and my youngest has multiple health issues including undergoing a kidney transplant at age 2, hearing impairment, club feet, and cognitive delay. I love to read, go for walks and play with my family and friends. I am the oldest of seven children and I seriously have the best family in the world! We love being together and I am happiest when I am surrounded by all of those that I love.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a Mormon my entire life, but that is not why I am a Mormon now. You can only rely on the beliefs of your parents and family for so long and then you have to work to find out for yourself. I have prayed, and read the scriptures, and have had many experiences in my life that have strengthened my testimony of the gospel. One of the things that has strengthened my testimony is the fact that the Mormon church is the same no matter where you are in the world. I have had the opportunity to travel to many places throughout the world and the United States and no matter where you are or what language you speak, the doctrines, the music, and the people are the same. There is no battling between congregations. In so many places in the world, there are churches on every street corner that are trying to advertise for members. I have visited with people who are Baptist, but who try to convince other Baptists, that their church is better. That it has better music, or better leaders. In the Mormon church every chapel is the same. The truth of the gospel is the same no matter where you are! I have spent time in hospitals in other states with several of my children as they receive medical care. Even though I don't know a single soul in this particular city, I am never truly alone. I have "family" who I can relay on. This "family" is the members of the church who live in that city. I can call on them for help and blessings and they have, without fail, done everything that they can to help me. How comforting it is to have the sameness, the truthfulness of the gospel no matter where you are in the world.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day by trying to be the best mother, wife, sister, daughter, friend, neighbor and daughter of God that I can possibly be. Life is full of challenges and everyone, whether it is visible or not, has their own set of challenges. I try not to judge others, because I have no idea what is going on in their lives at that moment. There are times when I get discouraged but I have the utmost faith that I will be blessed and given the strength I need to get through those times. I work with the 10 and 11 year old girls in my congregation. We have fun doing activities that help them become the daughters that our Heavenly Father wants them to be. I teach them, but they end up teaching me more. I love learning from others. If we take the time to really listen to those around us, then there is always something for us to learn. My children have taught me so much. Their lives are not easy and often times it is so hard to watch them suffer with bodies that are not perfect. I wish that I could snap my fingers and make their suffering disappear. In the world of special needs, I have seen many parents who have buried their children and the suffering and grief is heartbreaking, but I know, without a doubt, that families can be together forever. They can! What a glorious promise that we can be with those that we love forever! I can't imagine life without this knowledge and I strive every day of my life to be worthy of this blessing.