Sunday, May 20, 2012

WoD 4

I feel like I am really getting into this interviewing thing. I love everything that goes with it. From the artistic aspect of lighting and back drops, to hearing all of these wonderful stories. My latest interview was with my mom Miriam Ecker Harper. She is an incredible woman. In her life she has raised 5 children, traveled the earth, served in her church and even devoted four years of her life to missionary work in Nigeria. She would say her greatest accomplishments are her children and grand children or even her 43 year marriage to my dad. But for this interview I wanted to hear about her most unique accomplishment of her four year LDS Church mission. What a story it is. She has had experiences that most people through out the world will never have. It was my pleasure to get to learn more and better understand this great experience. I have a different view and  new respect for Africans and Missionaries. I love my mom so much and am excited to share just a portion of her goodness and testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ with you.

Friday, May 18, 2012

WoD 3

This wonderful woman that was my third interview is my grandmother Beverly Jean Snyder Ecker. I have a hard time using words to describe how I feel about her. She is and always has been an incredible example to me in every aspect of life. She has been able to overcome almost every hardship imaginable.  From intense pain everyday most of her adult life, to verbal and physical abuse as a child. Her story is one of those that gives hope to overcome all, and gratitude for our own trials. Her testimony of the Savior is as beautiful and strong as she is. At almost 83 years of age she still has a great sense of humor and a drive to do and live as our Savior did. I love you Mor Mor. (Norwegian for grandmother)

Beverly and my Mom
Beverly and husband Harold

The Ecker Family

Beverly and her Dad, Brother and Sister
Beverly her Senior year

Thursday, May 10, 2012

WoD Interview 2

When 1000 Women of Destiny was formulating in my mind, the lady in my second interview was one of the first people I thought of. I haven't known her very long, just about a year, but she has touched me immensely. I love her smile, positive attitude and ability to make everyone around her happy! Imagine how shocked I was when I found out she has a life threatening, and ultimately life ending disease. How could a woman with five children still at home and  a husband be so happy? Her story is truly amazing, and her love for her Savior Jesus Christ emanates in all she does and says. It was such a joy to get to know you better. Thank you Cristina!