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Hi I'm Becky J.

I grew up in Atlanta and attended BYU. I'm a wife, mother of four, and a Nurse Practitioner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have two sons, two daughters. I have loved being a mom and I am proud of them. Now I am blessed with two son-in-laws and two grandchildren. I love my family, and enjoy watching them grow up and participate in sports, music, school, civic and church activities. I also enjoy music, quilting and crafts, decorating, travel, reading and learning. After years of being a nurse, I returned to school to become a Nurse Practitioner and I work in Womens' Health. In 2002 I was diagnosed with Stage III Melanoma and after a rough year or two, am doing great. You can tell I have so many blessings that I can't possibly count them.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a little girl, my parents joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and I remember the beautiful songs, stories of Jesus, friendships, and doctrines I heard on the Sabbath, as well as at meeting my sisters and I attended during the week. I was baptized when I was 8 years old, and I can still remember some of the feelings I had that day. I remember what I was wearing, where I stood and what songs were sung. Those feelings have been challenged by others during my life but I have not doubted that the teaching of the church and scriptures are true. I have seen and I have felt God working in my life and in the lives of those around me. I believe we lived before we came to earth, and that we will live after this earth. There is power in following the teachings of Christ. I have had some meaningful experiences where I felt promptings, instances where I knew what to say, or how to act that were specific answers to pray. As a nurse, I have experienced some spiritual experiences that I hold sacred. Often these experiences occurred on behalf of a patient or a patient's family. I want my family to be together forever. There is peace in following Christ. My husband and sons have had the opportunity to serve full time missions. The power, strength and growth that have come to our family from this are palpable. I often feel that if I do as much as I can, then Heavenly Father will make up for all the inadequacies I have.

How I live my faith

I am currently an adult leader that attends various single college wards. These youth are so excited about life, generous with their talents, and well prepared...it is such a great place to be. Since my own youth I have grown from opportunities I have had to help teach in the children, youth, and women's organizations as well as in Sunday School and even Cub Scouting. Some of my favorite memories are from being around the youth of the ward, or the children. Reading the scriptures, daily prayer, and dinner as a family have kept me grounded, and mindful of my Savior. I feel the love of Heavenly Father. I love nature, and see God's masterpieces daily. I also love music, and listen to all kinds, especially uplifting genres. In the Fall, and in the Spring, I get to listen to the Prophet, and other leaders of the church during General Conference. It is a favorite time to regroup, revitalize my faith, and I am always touched and edified. I subscribe to the "Ensign" which is a magazine that documents each talk given that weekend, and I usually go to the copy center and have that issue bound in a spiral binding so I can have it accessible to read again and again. Some of my dear friendships have started when I was a visiting teacher, frequenting their homes to share a gospel message, celebrate a birthday or special occasion, or work together in some type of service to others. One of these friends will turn 90 soon and I can't wait to help her celebrate this special day. Another friendship began over 20 years ago, when a sister I visited needed blood pressure readings 3 times a day for a period. It happened that as a nurse, I was available to help and her great sense of humor caught my heart. We are still great friends.