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Hi I'm Judy

I grew up in Southern California. I'm a wife, a mother, and a grandmother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to one, a mother to three, and grandmother to one :) I am also just ME. I never went to college, but that is one thing that I would change, if I could. I have worked in a law office for many years, although I am not fond of lawyers . . . :) Before I was married, my best friend and I traveled across the United States by car, for three months. It was through that experience that I truly learned what a small world we really live in. And how much we all have in common. I learned that even though the east coast SEEMS like an alien world, that the people who live there are . . . well . . . people. I grew up loving baseball. After meeting and marrying my husband, however, I have almost abandoned baseball and am now a diehard college football lover. And we have raised a family of football lovers as well. But, above all else, like I said earlier, I am ME. I am a convert to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I always say that's really when my life began. Everything else before that was just preparation!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. My older sister joined the church first. Her high school boyfriend was Mormon and she eventually converted and was baptized. I had always had Mormon friends. I was attracted, like a magnet, to them. Something about them :) I went to church with my sister and to activities with my friends. I made appointments to meet with the missionaries but actually ditched them more than a few times :) It wasn't until I went on a trip with my good friend that things changed. We were on our way home from somewhere. My friend was driving. Her cousin (who was of a different faith) was sitting in the front seat and I was in the back. Her cousin started asking my friend what she believed in as a Mormon. My friend started telling her everything she believed in . . . . EVERYTHING. I was in the backseat, silent, taking it all in. All of a sudden, I had this feeling . . . a warm, glowing in my chest . . . and I KNEW that what she was saying was true. I KNEW that the Book of Mormon was the word of God, even though I had never opened its pages. I KNEW I wanted the gospel of Jesus Christ, as found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I KNEW that I needed to be baptized. I KNEW that I would find joy beyond words in His gospel. I was baptized two weeks later. And I was right . . . the happiness and joy that comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ is incomparable. It's real. It's lasting. It's forever. I served a mission . . . in Venezuela, and I was married in the Los Angeles Temple. There is not a better decision in my life that I could have made than to listen to the spirit while sitting in the backseat of my friend's car.

How I live my faith

I was fortunate to have grown up in a family with a mom and a dad, and three sisters and a brother. My mom and dad taught us well. Not necessarily in their words, but in their actions. They were kind people. I never heard my mother say anything bad about anybody. Ever. So, I try . . . emphasis on TRY . . . to be the same way. I try to live my life so that when someone sees me, they will wonder why I'm "like I am." I want the way I live my life to be a message to all who see me . . . that even though this world can be a little crazy and mean, there IS hope. And that hope comes from the gospel of Jesus Christ. I want my life to be a living testimony to the love our Savior has for each of us.