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Hi I'm Kym

I am a wife, a mother, a follower of Jesus Christ and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am not a writer. . . .I feel I can express myself much better in person (especially in front of children). My education is as an Elementary School teacher but I have spent most of my "career" as a teacher to my 5 children. If I could spend my days anywhere it would be on beach sitting on the warm sand. Maybe that is why I married a surfer. I enjoy running, cooking, sewing and spending time with my family and friends. I value my relationships with my husband, children, and friends above all else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family who loved and lived the gospel. I was shown through my parents examples that being obedient to the commandments brought peace and blessings. However, I had to find out for myself if this gospel that I belonged to was the truth. I remember a number of specific instances where prayers were answered, gospel principles were clarified though the Holy Ghost, I received blessings for obedience, and received forgiveness and felt the love of my Heavenly Father. My testimony has grown through study, prayer, and learning and living the principles of the gospel. I believe that through my exact obedience has come the greatest miracles in my life. I hope that I am teaching this principle to my children though example and expectations.

How I live my faith

I have the best calling in the church! I get to work with the Young Women (ages 12-18). They are the most loving, wonderful people around. They make me feel 10 years younger when I am around them (a true "Fountain of Youth"). When they are faced with challenges they rise above them with faith and testimony. They are beautiful both inside and out. If you are ever concerned with the "rising generation" all you need to do is spend a Sunday with the youth and listen to their testimonies. They look forward to their futures with faith and hope. If I could wish one thing for all of these girls it would be for each of them to know the love their Heavenly Father has for them. That is why I think it is so great that they begin the Young Women's Theme each week with "We are daughters of a Heavenly Father who loves us, and we love Him."

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

I have always taught my children that we should be representatives of Christ not only in the way we act but the way we are dressed. My older daughter's teacher once shared the following story with me. My daughter and her friend were engaged in a conversation with this teacher. My daughter's friend was wearing a shirt that didn't cover her belly. During the conversation, and without thinking, my daughter reached over several times to tug her friend's shirt over her midriff. Her teacher noticed and was very impressed. My daughter was in 1st grade at the time. She is now 15 and I never have to tell her to change because she is dressed immodestly. I am grateful that we started teaching our children modesty in dress very early in their lives and all my children understand that they way they dress is a direct reflection of the virtuous lives they live. Show more Show less