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Hi I'm Katrina

I have two college degrees. I'm specializing in being a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was the pony-tailed 3rd grade girl who spent her time playing football with guys, or practicing piano, or curled on the couch with a book. Track, gymnastics, volleyball, camping, hiking, biking, biology...after two degrees in Piano Performance and Pedagogy, I am currently specializing in child development as we raise our 5 children! Surrounded by our Baptist, Jewish, Catholic, Episcopalian, and Protestant friends, we love living in the great South where people aren't afraid to talk about God and their relationship with Him!  

Why I am a Mormon

Actually, there are lots of reasons I choose to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I'll share one of the most significant with you. Sitting in a breakfast nook as a college sophomore, I was reading an article written by one of the apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of LDS. I had an overwhelming, comforting feeling that he really was a prophet of God. I'd felt the Holy Spirit before and knew that was the source of what I was feeling. Now, I personally knew God had a prophet on the earth today - how could I walk away from that?

How I live my faith

I live my faith by continuing to move forward in faith and push aside the pressing fears such as how will we find a job, how will we sell our home, how can we finish school, are we providing the opportunities and experiences each of our five children need right now?   I live my faith by trying each day to be a little more patient with the kids, a little more effective with my time, a better listener, or a better teacher. I live my faith by giving rides to my amazing friends from other countries, working with the children each week at church, and leading the cub-scouting program. My husband and I speak Spanish, and though we do not have any heritage from Spanish-speaking countries, my family and I attend church weekly with a Spanish-speaking congregation. What faith-enriching experiences we enjoy as we listen to testimonies of Christ from those who are living far from their homelands, but are united in their devotion to our Lord and Savior. I live my faith by regularly giving some of our limited income to serve those who are in greater need. I live my faith by volunteering to teach free music classes to youth and children, so they can learn to play faith-promoting music and in turn serve and enrich the lives of others. I hope that I am a better and more caring friend to all around me because I am trying to live my faith.