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Hi I'm Charisse

I'm a new mom. I enjoy making artisan bread. I love ballet. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 23 years old and am figuring out how to be a good mom and homemaker. My degree is in Special Education and it's surprisingly helpful in parenting my almost-toddler. I enjoy making artisan bread but the best part by far is eating it! I absolutely love reading; I love forgetting myself in the characters' lives. An important part of my life is ballet - I have taken classes since I was 4. I am not the best in my class by any measure, but when I dance I feel beautiful and forget about the worries in my life.

Why I am a Mormon

Six generations ago my family joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I continue that legacy because I believe what they believed, that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. My faith continues to grow as I learn truth for myself. I can point to two experiences which have taught me the most: marrying in the temple and becoming a parent. It is amazing to me that Heavenly Father trusts me to care for one of his precious children. At first I was overwhelmed with the responsibility I felt to raise this child. How would I teach him to be kind, to love the Lord, to be strong and learn the gospel for himself? In these first few months of parenthood I have glimpsed what Heavenly Father feels for his children, for me – a beautiful, enduring, unconditional, eternal love.

How I live my faith

I live my faith through service. I participate in a local non-profit organization crocheting and sewing items for newborns in need. This is so fun! Even though I don’t see or interact with those to whom my clothes or blankets go, it is satisfying to use my talents for good. At church I co-teach the four year olds. Specifically I am there for a boy in the class who has Autism. I absolutely love this assignment! My favorite part is the little successes. Whether he dances along to “head, shoulders, knees, and toes” or is happy in class so his parents can go to their classes, we celebrate the small things.