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Hi I'm Kristin

I'm striving to raise 5 wholesome, virtuous sons. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I struggled with knowing exactly what career I wanted to pursue. I attended college with the intent to become an elementary school teacher. There is something special about a young child. Shortly after getting married I became pregnant with my first child and quickly became passionate about the child I was carrying. With the support of my husband I decided to stay home and put all of my energy and effort into teaching my son principles that would help him become a successful contributor to society. Since then I've had 4 more children and continue to feel that the best, most fulfilling job (not the easiest) is that of mother! Sometimes it seems to be a thankless job, but I know all my efforts will pay off. The effects of a loving mother can influence generations.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ is the constant in my life--a definite line between right and wrong. It doesn't change based on what is popular or politically correct. It is simply the view of our Father in Heaven. He commands us all to live His standard in hopes that we will humbly listen and find the peace that comes when we do. I have 5 boys and they didn't come with instructions. However, with the gospel I feel like I have a manual to teach them correct and true principles. When my boys ask me questions about life and death, good and evil, I find peace in knowing that I can answer them with truth. Truth I have learned through prayer and study of the scriptures. As I've prayed and studied I have felt the Holy Ghost witness to me personally that they are true. This feeling is very personal, very soft and very comforting. It often brings me to tears as I feel the peace of knowing there is so much more to our existence than this life. The gospel of Jesus Christ focuses on family and the importance of strong families. I want nothing more than to be with my family forever! I need my family. The concept of eternal families just makes sense. My parents will always be my parents. My kids always my kids. It doesn't end with death! The peace I have felt in the holy temple of our Lord lets me know that if I prove faithful I CAN be with my family forever. This knowledge brings me JOY!! I am so thankful to know that Heavenly Father sent us to earth with the promise that He would help us. One way He helps us is through a living prophet. I love having a living prophet. Heavenly Father has always had a prophet--Heavenly Father is constant! But perhaps one of the things I love most about the church is that we are promised personal revelation if we seek it. I have prayed to Heavenly Father on countless occasions and know He has answered. I know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint is His church on the earth.

How I live my faith

Serving in the church is a great blessing. Being the only girl in my home, it is fun to go to church and hang out with other girls. I am blessed to work with the teenage girls in our church and I just love them. I love hearing them talk about how they stand up for good in their daily lives, even when it's hard. I am so proud of them when I hear how they have resisted temptation or served someone in need. Their faith and stories always strengthen me. I also enjoy serving in the community. When possible, I like serving at my kids school. I wanted to be a teacher before I became a full time mom, so it gives me the chance to live the best of both worlds. It's fun to interact with others in a good cause and the warmth that accompanies service is priceless! There are so many good people and I enjoy meeting others who also enjoy kids and believe they can make a positive impact. I think one of the easiest ways I live my faith is by simply looking for something everyday that I can do that can make someone's life easier. It's pretty cliche, but still a correct principle--live and do what Jesus would do if He were here.