Hi I'm Caytee
I grew up in a small town in Utah as the youngest of six children. I have been happily married for almost three years now and am a new mother. I finished college a few years ago and currently work part time in the Newborn ICU as a nurse to help support my husband through college and our young family. I enjoy being active. I absolutely love volleyball and most any other sport. I also love to hike, camp, explore, and go fishing with my husband. Also, I am going to try to tackle a marathon in a few months. Yep, you can call me crazy!
Why I am a Mormon
I was born in the Mormon faith and I can honestly say that I took it for granite as a child. Then as I became older and began to make decisions on my own, I had a few questions about whether this religion was true. I began to read the Book of Mormon more carefully and study out the teachings of the prophet. One day, I took a walk to my grandfather's graveside by myself. He had passed away several years earlier but I had a great friendship with him. I decided that I would pray right then and there whether this church was truly The Church of Jesus Christ. I prayed with all earnestness and really sought for an answer that was individual for me. Not too long after, I was truly, even physically comforted. I remember vividly thinking to myself, "You have always known, Caytee." It's true. In my heart I have always known that this is the church which our Heavenly Father has set apart the truthfulness of His gospel. He sent His Son to live an die for us so that I could live again in His presence. He knew that I would lead an imperfect life, and that I would need a Savior to atone for my sins. I love Him. I need Him. I am forever grateful to Him for sending me this truth.
What are you doing to help strengthen your family and make it successful?
I am a mother of two and am striving to make our home a place where our children can come to know their Heavenly Father as they grow up. Even though we haven't quite had a lot of time to prove that our family is "successful," we are striving to make habits now that will help us raise our children unto the Lord. We try to read the scriptures often and pray together. We are starting our own family traditions, adorning our home with uplifting pictures, listening to good music, and are learning new skills that we can improve our home as the years pass by. Most importantly, we spend time with one another. We go on walks, work in the garden, cook, clean, or simply play games with one another. Hopefully, we are setting the foundation for a "successful" family for years to come.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
There are special blessings that come to us as we enter the temple of the Lord. If we are worthy, we may enter its walls and be sealed to one another as well as other sacred ordinances. After we are sealed as a family we are promised that if we strive to live the gospel of the Lord as best we can, we can live together forever. I remember once going to the temple with my family. Each of my siblings, their spouses and my parents were in attendance. We were all dressed in white, as is custom in the temple of the Lord, on sacred ground. It was such an incredible experience for me, because I knew that this was truly what we were striving for, an eternal family. I hope that we have that reunion again after this life! What better blessing could our Heavenly Father offer us?
How I live my faith
I am open about what I believe. I don't drink alcohol, smoke or drink coffee or tea. I dress modestly. I try to read my scriptures often and go to church and the temple as often as I can. I pray. I visit those who may be in need of my service. I try to live what I preach so that when people notice that I am "different" I can show them that it is by the way I live, that I show my love to my Heavenly Father.