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Hi I'm Bobbie

My husband and I are in medical school together in Texas. We look forward to starting a family some day. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California. I love to play tennis and golf. I went to college in Utah, where I decided that I wanted to be a doctor. I met my husband in a cadaver dissection class at school. I was quite young when we met, and I had no intention of getting married. I was dedicated to school and while I enjoyed dating, marriage wasn't on my radar yet. But after much thought and many prayers, we both knew that we should get sealed in the temple. My husband also had the goal of becoming a doctor. We had many discussions and offered many prayers about whether or not both of us should go to medical school. I told my Heavenly Father that I wanted to be a doctor, but only if it was the right decision for our family. For months I received no answer. But finally, I received confirmation about attending medical school. We just started our third year of school here in Texas. It has been the most difficult thing either of us has ever done. There have been plenty of days when I felt so discouraged and I just wanted to drop out. But those days are far outnumbered by the times we have felt so blessed by this opportunity. Medical school has not only strengthened our marriage but has helped us grow as individuals. I have learned the importance of not judging others but having empathy for them instead. We both know our family is our priority in life and we look forward to starting ours as soon as we can. But for now we have an adorable Goldendoodle, Darwin, who is very much a part of our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon. My mother was too, but my father was a convert. He was baptized when he was in the U.S. Army at the age of 21. They were great examples to me as I grew up. I remember feeling the Spirit very strongly for the first time when we dropped my brother off at the Missionary Training Center for his 2-year mission. We were in a large room of missionaries and we all stood and sang the song "Called to Serve." It was so powerful! When I was 18, I remember this one particular day when I sat thinking about what I wanted in my personal life. The answer was to some day feel worthy to enter the temple and be sealed to someone for eternity. I thought about the temples I had visited and how there was no where else I had felt so at peace. At that time I didn't feel worthy, which made me sad. I was active in the church, but there were mistakes in my past that I hadn't repented of. I thought to myself, "What am I waiting for?" I knew my Heavenly Father wanted me to be happy, and I knew it was possible to be forgiven of the sins of my past and move on. I am so grateful for the process of repentance. Since that time I have learned that we don't have to be even close to perfect, but we need to repent when we make a mistake, and we must try to improve and draw closer to our Savior. I know that forgiveness is possible because of the atonement of our Savior Jesus Christ. Two years ago my father passed away after a long battle with colon cancer. He was so full of life and had such a strong personality. He loved to meet new people and find out everything about them. He taught me to have a love for the Book of Mormon and a love for my Savior. He and the rest of our family were strengthened spiritually in the midst of his physical deterioration. I miss him so much and there were so many things that I wanted to share with him in this life. But I know that this life isn't the end. I know that families can be eternal, and I'm so grateful for the hope that knowledge gives me.

How I live my faith

Right now I am the pianist for the children's organization in our ward. This is my first time working with the children, and I love it! They say the cutest and most touching things. There have been multiple times when I have felt the Holy Ghost touch my heart while listening to these sweet children sing songs about the simple truths of the gospel of Jesus Christ.