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Hi I'm Wendy

I grew up around the U.S. I play the flute for a hobby and I like to be outside.

About Me

I am a student, finishing my B.S. degree in Health Science, Public Health emphasis. I am married and we have one baby boy and a lab. We like to be outside, watch movies, bake, and spend time with friends. I grew up in Maryland, for the most part. I lived in Houston and Orange County. I like to travel, especially out of the country. The farthest I have travelled was to Europe. I like to learn about different cultures and languages, although I can't say I am fluent in one.

Why I am a Mormon

In high school I ran Cross Country, played soccer and softball and tried to beat records. My sophomore year, I woke up one morning to find that it was difficult to bend over the sick while bushing my teeth, lifting a gallon of milk, carrying my backpack, walking up stairs, etc. When it got to the point that I couldn't get out of bed by myself, I went in for MRIs. They found that I had discs in my back that were degenerating. The numbness and tingling were caused from the nerves being pushed by the discs. And the pain, of course, was from the degeneration of the discs. I was told to stop running, and stop doing any impact sports. The only thing I could do at that moment was kneel. "When life gets too hard to stand, then kneel." I poured out my heart to God and asked for help. I was in pain, I couldn't sleep, I couldn't play sports or do anything I loved anymore. I felt immediate peace and knew that this pain would not be endured just by me. I knew I had my Savior that understood exactly what I felt. I knew that I had a loving family that was there to support me. After my prayer I realized that I wasn't left with nothing...I still had my flute. I knew that I could still play my flute even if my back wasn't the best. So, I played. And I played. It became the joy and escape in my life. To this day, I look back at that time and realize it was a trial that brought me to where I am today. I now perform around town (mostly at retirement centers, church, and other small gatherings). The best part about it is that playing the flute is not only for my benefit, but also for those who are listening.

How I live my faith

I go to church every Sunday. I participate in Visiting Teaching every month. This is where I am assigned to at least two women in my ward. I go visit with them at least once a month to get to know them better. If they had a baby, I usually offer to make them dinner. If they are sick, I offer to take their kids out to play. If they need anything, I do my best to be a big help to the family in any way possible.

What is the Relief Society?

Wendy
For me, the Relief Society is exactly what it sounds like. It provides a place for women to gather together and enjoy one another's company. Women need support and good times with other women. It's a girl thing. We need to have girl talk, and we need to laugh about girl things! Whether it's that or finding ways to serve each other, this is where we come together to experience Christ-like love. It is not a place for judgment, but a place for friendship. Women have a specific nature about them, where we nuture and love. It's important that we practice this by serving, nurturing, and caring for those around us. This is Relief Society: bringing relief to those around us. Show more Show less