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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm a momma, wife, teacher, writer, dancer, wanna-be yogini and a Mormon.

About Me

I have to confess, that picture is 10 years old! It’s one of our wedding photos. That was one of the most incredible days of my life. I love being married to my best friend! We have been blessed with three amazing children. I feel so grateful that I'm able to stay at home with them while they're young. I studied English and dance in college and have loved teaching both in many different settings. I love to read all types of books and enjoy writing poetry and fiction. When I have a spare moment I practice yoga. I love learning new things! I’ve been blessed to travel the world a little and hope to see more someday. I like to study about other cultures, languages, and religions. I try to teach my children to be kind and curious and loving to everyone they meet, because no matter how different we may seem, we are all children of God.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Utah and raised in the LDS church. I’m the oldest of four kids. My mother was wonderful at using teachings from the scriptures, especially the Bible and The Book of Mormon, in everyday moments. My dad taught us how to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost and do what is right even when we were on our own and it was hard to do. To be honest, I never really had one big moment when I realized that this church is true. It is something that I’ve always had inside me and I’ve never doubted it. That doesn’t mean my life has been easy. There have been some dark, scary times. The only way I got through them is by clinging to my Savior, Jesus Christ. I have cried to my Heavenly Father in prayer and have received answers and felt His love and peace. I know that Christ died for me and lives again. I have felt the power and hope of His Atonement save my life. I know that, imperfect and weak as I am, I am loved. I want others to be able to feel this in their own lives. You can pray and receive answers. You can repent and gain forgiveness. You can be with your loved ones forever in the presence of God. These things are miraculous and real.

How I live my faith

After a lot of prayer our family decided to move out of state, so my husband could take a job that would give us more time together. We moved to a new city where we knew no one but we were welcomed instantly by the other members of the church here. It was such a blessing! My husband serves as the secretary (or assistant) to our Ward Bishop and I teach a class of 14-15 year old girls. We meet each Wednesday for a youth activity and as a class each Sunday during church services. All the families in our ward take turns cleaning the church building each week. Even our little kids help. It’s a great chance to teach them about service. In our home we live our faith by praying individually and together as a family, reading the scriptures, and having gospel lessons. We try to be careful about what kind of music, TV, and other things we let into our home. There are pictures of Christ and temples and our family around the house. We try to make our home feel peaceful and happy. It’s not always perfect. Sometimes our kids still argue. Sometimes the dishes don’t get done because I'm busy snuggling with my baby. But I think our kids know how much they are loved, that their momma and daddy love each other, and that Heavenly Father and Jesus love them too.