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Hi I'm Vickie

I'm a military wife and a mom to four awesome daughters. I'm going to be a photographer when I grow up. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I grew up in Eastern Tennessee with my three sisters chasing lightening bugs, playing hide and seek and singing old country songs while my mom played guitar. We raised a garden, heated the house with coal and had home-made clothes. I'm not sure if we didn't wear shoes in the summer because we couldn't afford new ones or if it was by choice. We weren't poor, I never even considered it. My mom raised the four of us to feel like we were rich. I still don't wear shoes when I'm home, in the car or any other place I can get by without them. I have no idea why women buy or wear heels. I've been following my husband around the world for 25 years. He's a military man and our way of life is different but I love this great country and would proudly stand by his side another 25. I love finding humor in little things. For example: My youngest daughter was 7 when we returned from an assignment in Germany and had no idea how to flush an American toilet or use a door knob. I like to do crazy things like sky dive and ride in helicopters with the doors off. I love learning new skills like landing an airplane and cooking for a vegan. I have a passion for brownies. Once in a while I'll eat a whole pan of brownies hoping I'll get sick and learn to like something new but it just hasn't happened... yet.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints brings such peace and love into my life. I have a greater understanding of my purpose here on earth and knowledge of where I'm going. I grew up a member of the church and leaned on the testimonies of others but somewhere along the way I knew I had to have my own testimony of the gospel. So once again I read the Book of Mormon with the purpose of obtaining my own personal revelation and to know that it was the word of God. I did receive a confirmation of its truthfulness through the Holy Ghost. As I continue to read it again and again I grow closer each time to my Heavenly Father. It has brought a joy into my heart that is incomparable.

How I live my faith

I live each day looking on the bright side because there's so much light to be found. Light comes from our Heavenly Father and His son Jesus Christ. "For I am the light of the world, for he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness" John 8:12. I live my faith by doing small and simple things. These simple things make such a difference. A few of my favorite daily and weekly activities are personal and family scripture study and prayer, setting aside quality time with my family, church attendance, family history, attending the temple, reading books that inspire me and build my knowledge, and listening to uplifting music. One of the most rewarding things I do to live my faith is to serve. I serve by teaching in our womens organization. I also organize our meetings on weeknights. These additional meetings help to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen our families and homes, and serve the Lord and his children. I have a special place in my heart for the elderly and I love to visit them. I basically invent reasons to go to their homes. I'm blessed with a husband who loves to grow a garden and we grow zucchini and tomatoes for the purpose of sharing.