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Hi I'm Christy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a widowed mother of three grown children, 2 boys and 1girl, and a 3-year-old grandson and his baby sister, a 9 month old granddaughter, both of whom I adore. Also, I have a 9 month old grandson who is tops on my list of favorite people! Coincidentally, the two younger grandchildren were born on the same day in 2013, although they have different mothers. I enjoy researching my family history; my mom gave me 40 years of correspondence. I love reading those old letters and learning things I never knew about my immediate and extended family. Also, I love gathering old photos of ancestors and family members, and uploading them to Family Tree for the world to see. In my younger years, I graduated with a BA in Psychology at a local state college, and earned an MS in School Psychology at a privately owned church college. Most of my working days were spent as a typist for state government, but I was employed as a school psychologist briefly. Pastimes include reading, knitting, quilt-making, and sewing, but mostly I love just being with my children and playing with my cocker spaniel.

Why I am a Mormon

The peace that comes from knowing where I came from and where I'm going after this life, and why I'm here at all now, is a strong motivating factor for my membership and activity in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love reading the scriptures, including the Bible and the Book of Mormon, Another Testament of Jesus Christ. I feel confident that they are wonderful gifts from a loving Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. It's one way They communicate with me. To me, being a Mormon means being able to handle life's challenges without falling apart, because I know my Savior always loves me and reaches out to me with compassion. It helps me make sense of my world. Wherever I am in the world, I have built-in family and friends, and that is a priceless gift. My husband died eleven years ago and I've been buoyed up by my friends in the Mormon Church. I am truly happy and content.

How I live my faith

I think service is the main thing when one wants to live their faith. So, I volunteer 4 hours weekly at our local family history center, where I have the opportunity to help patrons find their own families/ancestors, and where I participate in family search indexing and book cataloging. The indexing is fun and it makes indexes of all kinds of primary and secondary vital records available online to anyone in the world. I think we have surpassed one billion records indexed. The purpose of the cataloging of books is to prepare them to be digitized and placed online so anyone can read them or do research in them. I've personally enjoyed the benefits of indexed and digitized records because they were available to me online; otherwise I probably never would have seen them. I like to befriend newcomers and contribute to meals that are prepared for someone in need. Each month I visit three women from Church to make sure that all is going well for them, and I help out when there is something I can do for them. I have enjoyed some lovely friendships with women I have met during my monthly visit.

In whom should we have faith?

Our Lord Jesus Christ should be our Center. Faith in Him is the source of all happiness in this life and in the life to come. He is the Gate by which we enter into His Kingdom and enjoy all the blessings He has for us. He loves us, supports us, and leads us whenever we allow Him into our lives by our faith. He is truly our Master and King. I love Him. Show more Show less