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Hi I'm Radel

I grew up in Idaho. I struggle with depression. I am a mom to four daughters. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a busy homeschooling mom to my four daughters. My husband and I got married 16 years ago, in the Idaho Falls Temple. We have lived in California for more then 10 years now, so I guess it is home. I love to read, sew, sing, and spend time with my family. We love playing games together and going to family movies. I started sinking into depression about 7 years ago and it has been a big part of my life since then. I am on medication and I go to therapy weekly. I am trying to figure myself out so maybe there will be a day when it won't be part of my life anymore. But I will always have the lessons I learned from going through this in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

I was blessed to grow up as a Mormon and have always lived my life this way. I tell my parents it is one of the best things they ever taught me. I went through the youth program as a teenager and gained a testimony that this is Christ's true church. I tried to live my life so I would be prepared to go to the LDS temple and get sealed to my husband. That day was the most wonderful and sustaining event I have ever been a part of. The witness I felt in the temple, that the person I was marrying was who Heavenly Father wanted me to marry, has helped my throughout the trials and struggles that come naturally with marriage and growing into an adult. The gospel is such a strong part of my life, it is my foundation. To know that Jesus Christ lived, to be an example for me and died, to pay the price of my shortcomings and sins, this helps me have hope and peace. Being a Mormon gives my life such meaning and hope. I am now blessed to be able to teach these truths to my own children. To help give them a foundation that will help them through out life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday. Our family reads scriptures and prays together almost every night. We go to church every Sunday and try to keep the Sabbath day holy. I am involved in the youth group as the leader over the girls part. I teach them on Sundays, and help with their mid week activity. We have lots of fun with the youth and teach them about Jesus and His plan for us. I also try every day to do something for my own spirituality, like pray, read LDS books, watch videos on the Mormon channel, or read scriptures. I try everyday to learn something new and to be kind and patient with those around me (mostly my kids :)). Living with the intention to every day try to be the person Heavenly Father wants me to be.

What is being a Mormon like?

Being Mormon is challenging and good. As with most things in life, you get out of it what you put into it. Being Mormon affects all parts of my life and yet I feel blessings in all parts of my life too. I know that God is watching over me and my family and cares about what happens to us each day, each moment. Being Mormon is a lot of time and commitment, some times it can be hard or overwhelming. Yet I know that the more committed I am to Heavenly Father the more He can be committed to me and the more He can bless me. Being a Mormon is wonderful. Show more Show less