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Hi I'm Celestia

I'm a wife, and the mother of four little girls, a violin instructor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay-at-home mom. My husband and I have four young daughters, ages 6, 7, 9 & 10. My favorite activity is simply to spend time with my husband and children. I also teach music to my daughters and I currently run a small violin studio out of my home.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members of the Church, and so, as is customary, I was baptized at the age of eight. I clearly remember making the choice to be baptized. I always felt a desire to follow Jesus. I have learned that although I grew up in the Church, developing my own conviction about why I believe and know what I do has been and still is important to me. I believe that we can always continue to strive to draw closer to the Lord by our thoughts, words, and actions, regardless of how long we have been members of the church.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in our ward (congregation) as the music chorister. Simply put, I lead the congregation in singing the hymns during our Sacrament Meeting service each week. I also lead the music in the women's class each Sunday. I also am privileged to serve as a visiting teacher. This means that I visit three ladies that attend church in my geographic area. My companion and I visit them in their homes, share a spiritual message, and make sure that their needs are met and those of their family as well. Some of my closest friendships of my life have been made through visiting teaching. My favorite part is that I get to visit ladies of all ages, some younger than me, and some older. Everyone teaches me something new. I also regularly enjoy taking my family and my music students to a local assisted living facility to perform for the residents there.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

Modesty and chastity are two ways we can show respect for the bodies that the Lord has given us. We learn in the Bible that our bodies are as sacred as temples and so we should respect them. We respect our bodies by saving physical intimacy for marriage, covering our bodies appropriately, and using clean and uplifting language As the mother of four young girls, it is important to me to model for my daughters what I expect them to be. That way my teachings can have authenticity. This is especially true when it comes to modesty and chastity....how I dress, how I act, what I watch and listen to, and how I speak. As a result, we can have the Holy Ghost in our hearts and in our home. Even at their young ages, my daughters are already getting questions from their friends at school about why they dress modestly. Children are never too young to start learning about chastity and modesty! Show more Show less