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Hi I'm Kimberly Jean

About Me

I am first and foremost a wife and a mother. I find the most joy in those roles, and know that the years that I am a mother to young children are fleeting, and I try to appreciate every moment. I love to cook, and love photography. I spent a few years combining those 2 loves when I wrote a food column for a local newspaper, and did the food photography as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of the Church on my 16th birthday, after attending Church with friends for many years. A year after I was baptized the rest of my family, my brother and parents, were baptized as well. At a young age, I was able to pray and ask Heavenly Father if the principles I was learning at Church were true. I was able to pray and ask if Joseph Smith really restored Christ's Church on earth today. I was able to ask if the Book of Mormon was really a testament of Jesus Christ, written by the hands of prophets. When the Holy Ghost testified to me over and over again that indeed these things were true, there was never a question in my mind that I would join the Church. Being a member of the Church defines me as a person, more than probably any other fact in my life, because it shapes who I am, what I believe, and the choices I make. I feel happiness and peace whenever I am thinking of the Lord and His teachings in His Church.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in Church as the President over the Young Women's organization. These girls, aged 12-18, are so full of energy, and joy, and promise that it's contagious. They are so amazingly special, and it's a blessing and a privilege to get to serve them, and spend time with them. I believe that I live my faith every day of my life as I read the scriptures, pray by myself and with my family, and try to be the kind of person that Christ would have me be.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

Kimberly Jean
I was sealed to my husband for time and all eternity when we were married in the Los Angeles Temple. I believe that the children born to us after that day are also sealed to us for time and all eternity. When our second child was born, he was born with a congenital heart defect. The surgery was supposed to be rather straight-forward with excellent rates of success, but he had an allergic reaction to medication he was given during surgery and it caused kidney failure which caused a heart attack, and he died when he was 16 days old. I believe with all my heart that I will be able to with that child again in heaven. That belief is what carried me through the difficult days, weeks, and months following his death. It has been 16 years since he died, and when I think of it, I no longer feel pain, but a tinge of sadness will always be there, in thinking of the earthly events that I missed with him. But I know... that I can't begin to know... what wonderful blessings will be in store for my family and me when we are reunited with him again. So in answer to the question... Yes. I believe that families will live together in heaven. Show more Show less