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Hi I'm Cindy

I'm a 3rd generation Arizonan. I love reading, music, photography, and working with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the best job in the world! I am a mom. My husband and I have 6 children and 2 daughters-in-law. I love children and have loved being the mom to my children and my children's friends for the last 24 years! I enjoy talking with my children, working with my children, playing with my children, and learning from my children. I see them as children of God whom He has entrusted to my care while on this earth so that I might help them grow up to be wonderful, contributing citizens of this world and grateful children of God who see His hand in all things. While I earned my nursing degree and RN license as a young adult, quitting the profession in order to stay home full-time with my children was one of the best decisions I ever made. I have experienced more joy (and sorrow), excitement (but never boredom), and happiness during these years as a mom than I ever experienced during my time working in the ICU Nursery (NICU) with premature newborns. While that job was exciting and fulfilling because of the parents I got to help by nursing their new baby back to health, it was never as wonderful as the experiences I've had as the simple mom of my children. I love being a mom!

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because the Holy Ghost has whispered to me, on many occasions, that this is where I will find the full Gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that my Savior lives and loves me. I know that He died for my sins and that, through Him, I may return to live with my Heavenly Father. I don't just believe those things, I know them, because the Spirit has told me that they are true. As a child, I felt the arms of Jesus surround me and give me a hug as I prayed and cried because of the fear and sadness I felt at the time. When I was in a potentially deadly accident, I felt the angels surround me and fill me with peace and calm, knowing that I would be okay - and I was. I have felt the love of other members of the Church as they served me and my family during my recovery from the injuries I received. And, through their love, I felt, again, the love of my Savior. I am a Mormon because I know that this Gospel has brought me great joy in this life and will continue to do so through the Eternities. I am a Mormon because I know that I can live forever with my family, my husband and my children - those that I love the most.

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily by trying to be kind and cheerful to all I come across. I spend a lot of time working with the youth of the church. I spent several years teaching the Gospel to the tween-age girls on Sundays and helping them organize weekly mid-week activities to improve their character, improve their personal relationships, learn new skills, and just have fun! I have spent over 15 years working with Cub Scouts and Boy Scouts. I call them, "my boys." I have been able to watch them earn their Eagle Scout award, grow up to become young men and men, to serve as missionaries for our Church, and to find a beautiful young woman and get married. I have volunteered in my children's schools for 18 years, helping teach music appreciation, work with children that are struggling with their reading skills, and helping with grading papers and whatever else the teacher needed done. I have coached my daughter's soccer team and have cheered all of my children on from the sidelines for uncountable soccer games, rugby games, track meets, cross country meets, football games, t-ball games, basketball games, diving meets, concerts, and recitals and come to know SO many wonderful youth that have SO much to offer this world. I always have hope for our country and this world when I spend time with my children and their friends!