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Hi I'm Julie

I grew up in Florida. I taught school for 24 years in Utah. I play the piano and violin. I have 5 children. AND I'm a Mormon!

About Me

My name is Julie and I am the proud mother of five children and seventeen grandchildren. The thing I want people to know about me, more than anything else, is that I love my life! I taught elementary school for twenty-four years, mostly at the very school where my own children went to school. So I had the rare fun of getting to know my children’s friends as well as watching my children interact with them. Now that I am retired, working in the yard gives me great pleasure during the spring, summer and fall months. Music lifts my spirits and transforms my otherwise ordinary life into a joyous realm. The ability to play a musical instrument allows you to express feelings nothing else can. Sewing and quilting help me become creative inside my home during cold winter months. My husband also provides comfort and strength to me every day of my life. We share wonderful moments together discussing life past, present, and future. We will soon celebrate our 50th anniversary!

Why I am a Mormon

My great-grandparents on both sides of my family joined the Mormon faith at a time and place when it was not popular to do so. So, I have a wonderful heritage in the Mormon church. I come from a long line of people of faith. They were people that knew who they were, where they were from, and where they were going. Consequently, I have tried to follow in their footsteps…and have never regretted it. I was born a Mormon, but my life experiences with living its teachings and following its precepts, has kept me a Mormon. It answers my questions about life and gives me reasons to feel good about myself and what I am trying to do in this world. It teaches me that there is more to life than just what I see or do daily. I am part of an eternal plan that includes my family, loved ones, friends, and all with whom I come in contact.

How I live my faith

I live it better some days than other days. But I am working at living it every day! I try to help and serve others. Not just my family, but neighbors and those with whom I come in contact. Some days I’m better at it than other days. I regularly visit a care center for people that are old and unable to care for themselves. They have amazing attitudes and are so up-beat! I leave from visiting them uplifted myself. I hope that I help make their burdens lighter. So I pray daily—sometimes several times—to be sure I am doing what the Lord would have me do and not just what I want to do. I try to forgive others and hope they will forgive me when I do something unkind or foolish. I take it a day at a time. When I pray at night and report back to the Lord, I try to know that I have touched someone that day and made it better for them. When that happens, my day is much better!