Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Team Member Spotlight: Rebekah

I’m not used to talking about myself, so it took some thinking about what I could share about myself. I’ve come up with ten things to help you get to know me:

  1. I am a woman of faith. Faith that things will work out. Faith in a higher being. Faith that we are not alone, even if it feels like it at times. I’m grateful for my faith that make the hard times more bearable.
  2. I learned to serve at a young age. My dad has been the volunteer fire chief in my hometown my entire life. I practically grew up playing on fire trucks. I surprised my dad with a picture of me on a fire truck for my bridal pictures. (If you look close, you can see my bouquet made out of ribbons and buttons, another love of mine).
  3. I was planning a trip to Europe when my sweet hubby asked me to marry him. Of course I said yes, but I never made it to Europe. We haven’t made it out of a 4-hour radius to travel since we’ve been married. Hopefully some day we will travel the world!
  4. I have flown in a B-17 Bomber. If that wasn’t cool enough, I was a passenger alongside an elderly WWII veteran who said that would be his last flight in that amazing plane. I’m grateful for those who have fought to protect this great country.
  5. My dream car is a chrome convertible (as seen on The Host), although I might settle for a black one. The closest thing I have come to driving a convertible was one of those yellow carts I drove around BYU campus while working for Concessions. We own a 1984 Camaro that my husband drove in his younger days. It needs a major fixer-upper, but maybe someday I’ll be able to drive that car.
  6. I love a clean house. Nothing gets me in a better mood quicker than having a clean, uncluttered house. I crave it. I dream of it. It’s not always a reality to have my perfectly clean house, but I sure do love it when it happens!
  7. I’m a huge fan of Dave Ramsey and the hope he gives families to achieve their financial goals. I don’t know if my husband is as big of a fan, but he sure loves the interest we have saved by following Dave’s plan. Someday when our house is paid off, I’m sure he’ll really love Dave Ramsey.
  8. We plant a garden every year. I’m convinced I have a black thumb because our garden was a total fail last year. But here’s to hoping I’ll have a productive garden this year! If anyone has any tips, I’m definitely listening!
  9. I’ve worked for United Way of Utah County for over a decade. I love being part of a bigger cause. I have also enjoyed the opportunity to go on a couple disaster relief missions, one of which was for Hurricane Katrina and the other was for flooding in Indiana. I met some amazing people and was humbled by the resiliency and the determination of these people to go forward with positivity.
  10. And the cherry on top is the opportunity I have to work with Help Me Grow Utah. I am passionate about connecting families with the information and resources they need to help their families. Sometimes I cry after talking to families because of how hard life is. On the flip side, I literally jump for joy when I get to celebrate with families because of the good things happening. I love what I do and can’t think of a better way to serve.

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