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Hi I'm Kevin

I'm a Husband, a Father of 3 (although only 1 is on the Earth with us), and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I lead a pretty simple life. I have been married for 14 years. We have a daughter. My wife and daughter mean the world to me. We also have a Golden Retriever that completes our family. I run a lawn care company with a good friend of mine who also happens to be a Mormon. We started our company about two years ago and have been blessed with work. We had both previously lost our employment or self-employment due to mergers in the airline industry and the down-turn in the construction industry. My wife was blessed with a chance to work from home and has only had to work at a business location about three months of our daughter's life. We live in a modest home and enjoy doing things as a family. Our vacations typically revolve around going to visit family in central Florida, southern California, or central Utah. We have had some personal tragedies but they have only made our relationship as a family stronger.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess the surface answer to the question of why I am a Mormon is I was born into a Mormon family. Yet that doesn't really answer the question. I grew up in the church so it was easy for me to accept the doctrines of the church based on my families beliefs at first. But each of us must come to know the Savior on a personal level and must acquire our own faith and testimony of His gospel. I spent my high school years going to early morning seminary. I served a two year mission teaching others about the church. I earned a Bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. And while I learned a great deal about the Savior through all of these experiences and developed a relationship with Him, it wasn't until 2009 when I really came to know Him. We have struggled to have children. Our first pregnancy was a tubal pregnancy that ruptured. Our next pregnancy miscarried at 18 weeks. It was painful and I thought I had felt the worst I had ever felt in my entire life at the moment when they took my son's lifeless straight through double doors and I had to turn right past the nurses station to head toward the elevator. We then had our daughter. In 2009, we were blessed with another pregnancy. Everything was going well until one of the ultrasounds revealed a problem with her kidneys. One was not showing up at all and the other was multi-cystic. This created a deficiency of amniotic fluid the lead to her lungs being underdeveloped. When she was born (5 weeks prematurely), her lungs just couldn't support her life. After spending 16 days with her in the NICU at the Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola, Florida, we had to make the decision to take her off of life support. Before making the decision, we were left in a conference room to talk it over and said a prayer. A wave of peace came over us that let us know the Savior was intamately involved in our lives in a way I had never dreamed of before. It was then that I really came to know the Savior.

How I live my faith

Since the loss of our daughter, I have tried to share my experience whenever possible. At first, it was too difficult to talk about. But as time has passed, it has become easier. And while I wouldn't wish that experience on anyone, I would wish the growth and personal relationship with the Savior that I have gained from it for everyone. I still face the day to day struggles everyone faces in life. But I know that my Savior is there for me even if I don't necessarily recognize his influence in my life all of the time. I find hope in the fact that my family was married in the temple for time and all eternity. I know that I will be able to see my son and daughter again. I know that they will be a part of my family in the life to come. I have hope. And that hope is a wonderful thing. I invite you to speak with members of our faith. It has so much to offer to each person who will openly listen to the message of the restored gospel. I know it is true. I know that the Savior lives and that he guides our lives to all of the good we can receive in this life and the next.