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Hi I'm Kaitlyn

I'm the wife of a cancer scientist. I'm the mom of 3 active little boys. I'm a piano teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Texas transplant of about 4 1/2 years. I love to learn new things and dabble in art, music, reading, writing, photography, cooking, biking, hiking, blogging, crafting, and more. I am interested in pretty much anything uplifting! I love being a mom to 3 little boys. My life currently consists mostly of cars, trucks, construction vehicles, bugs, balls, dirt, and children's books, and I love seeing life through the eyes of children. I know being a mother is the greatest job I can have in life. I also enjoy expanding my scientific understanding as my husband shares information about his graduate research in cancer, and someday I would enjoy furthering my education beyond the bachelor's degree I obtained.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Church and was baptized at the standard age of 8. But I am a bit skeptical by nature and have a hard time accepting information immediately from those trying to teach me. You might say I am contradictory or hard-headed, but my husband claims I am just a truth-seeker. Because of that, I have had experiences throughout my life that have built my testimony independent of the things others were telling me. I can honestly say that I know for myself this Church is true and that the principles taught within the Gospel are those that will bring us true happiness. I remember one time in my life when I was really experiencing a crisis of my faith. I felt like everything I had been so sure of was hanging in the balance and I was struggling to find answers. My husband encouraged me to cling to what I still knew was true while I sought to reconcile everything else. The answers didn't come all at once, but little by little I gained insights and found myself on sure footing once again. One thing I have learned is that our faith grows when we keep the commandments and that we can't expect our faith to grow and answers to come if we are not willing to pay the price. Every happiness in my life comes as a result of membership in this Church. The greatest happiness I experience from day-to-day is rooted in the assurance that I will be able to be with my family eternally because of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I feel like the most important way I live my faith is through my responsibilities as a mother. I am so grateful for the direction the teachings of the Gospel give me in raising my children and that I know the path we should follow as we progress through life. Within our church, I have the opportunity to serve in several musical capacities. My parents wanted us to be able to serve in this way throughout our lives, so it was a rule that we could not get our drivers' licenses until we were able to play all of the Church hymns! I have been able to use those abilities many times already, and I currently play the piano for the children's group, play the organ for the congregation, and oversee all musical activities in our congregation. I have a strong testimony of the power of music to uplift and inspire! Additionally, I get to check up on several sisters I attend Church with and ensure that their needs are being met each month. I have seen so many blessings in my life that have come through serving others!