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Hi I'm Rebecca

I lost my mother at age 3. I am now a wife and a mother of 3 children. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I love being a wife and a mother! I was a third grade for 8 years and taught hundreds of children, but the greatest joy I have is being married and teaching my own children the truths of this church I belong to and love. My mother passed away when I was 3. My sister was 5, my brother had just turned 1. We lived with my father's parents and they lovingly protected us, yet we became shy and inexperienced from normal biking and swimming activities of youth. My father remarried when I was 9 and my new mother cared for us as her own. She gave us experiences! I still remember entering a swimming pool for the first time! I credit her for helping me battle shyness. Becoming a school teacher was a great feat for me. As I was teaching, I met my husband at church--we eyed each other from across the room with instant interest. We now have three beautiful children who bless our lives incredibly. I stay home with them and take great joy in sharing my passions with them. I love reading to them and teaching them how to read. We like to sing together, bake together, and they love my nightly "mommy stories" (stories about mommy growing up--sometimes a life lesson is attached). We are a family that loves being together. My husband and I are unified in our efforts to raise our children as responsible and caring citizens. We have many family traditions. Our favorite is making gingerbread cookies at Christmas and delivering them to our neighbors. We love to play together and pray together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I love the teachings of this church and I know for myself that they are true. I was blessed to have a strong heritage within the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My parents were both members as well as their parents and grandparents. I was taught the beautiful truths of this church since I was a little girl. When my mother passed away, my father taught me about Heavenly Father's plan for us. Even at a young age, I understood and relied upon the truths of eternity-- to know that life continues beyond the grave and that families can be together forever! As I have gotten older my testimony of this church deepens and I know its teachings are true because of the good feelings that swell within me when I practice its teachings. I live my life as a Christian--I believe in and follow God's son, Jesus Christ. It is His doctrine that our church teaches and I know that it is only through Him that I am able to qualify for and return to the presence of our Heavenly Father. This is my testimony and it gives me great peace and hope in life.

How I live my faith

I live with a knowledge that I have a loving Heavenly Father watching over me, who knows everything that I do. There is something inside me that tells me that I am not alone. Since my mother passed away when I was little, I have relied upon the knowledge that I will see her again. This life is not the beginning nor the end. God has a plan for us--I try to make my daily actions show that I am on a journey home to Him. My husband and I teach our children that they are children of Heavenly Father who loves them even more than we do. Since God is the Father of us all, we are all his children. I know that when I serve others, I am serving His children. Our religion is service oriented--we strive to bless our own families and all of our brothers and sisters here on earth. This perspective is the driving force behind me when I am asked to serve in our church or asked to serve in any capacity. I recently served as a cub scout den leader for 3 years where I helped young boys learn skills to become well rounded and responsible individuals. I have also helped with youth group camps, taught Sunday School classes, and have sung in church choirs throughout my life. One of my favorite church callings was to help the 8 year old children on their baptism and confirmation day. I would welcome them and provide them clean, white clothing for them to enter the waters of baptism. There was a glow about these young children who knew they were making a promise to follow Jesus Christ, the son of God, for the rest of their lives. They were then given a blessing of confirmation where they became members of this church and received the Gift of the Holy Ghost to always guide and comfort them. I would reflect on my own baptism and confirmation. Each week when I partake of the sacrament at church, I am able to renew my baptismal covenants, which means I can repent of my mistakes and be as clean and pure as I was when I was baptized. I always seek the guidance of the Holy Ghost in my life..