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Hi I'm Cathy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Alberta, Canada. I lived in Canada for 18 years and then moved to the United States to go to school. It was in the United States that I met my husband, and we've been married for 16 years. We have 3 fun and wonderful children who are 8,6, and 3 years old. I went to school to become a dental assistant, and then a dental hygienist. I currently work one day a week as a dental hygienist and I am so grateful that I chose a profession where I can work just one day a week, and be home the rest of the time for my children. I love playing volleyball. I played throughout high school and 20 years later I'm still going strong. I play both co-ed and on a women's only team. Last year our women's team won the Regional Championships and it was bitter sweet because I had to go in for shoulder surgery and didn't play in the last game. Now I am on the road to recovery, and with a little more physical therapy, I should be back on the court soon :) I am also in the Girl Scouts program with my two daughters and love that we get to spend time together, and make and achieve our goals. I also love working out, going for walks, participating a monthly bookclub, and spending time with my family and friends.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were converts to the gospel. My mom was Polish, baptized in the Roman Catholic Church, and was born shortly after World War II. She immigrated to Canada when she was 3 years old, and was separated from her mother due to her mother's mental illness. She became a foster child. One of her foster families introduced my mother to the gospel as a growing child. My dad joined the church just before marrying my mom. My mom taught me to trust and love the Lord. Our family had many struggles, and throughout those trials I learned to rely on the Lord, and he would help me through it. I remember praying a lot and asking for help with school tests and sports, and when I was scared or needed to feel like I wasn't alone. Now that I am a mother, I hope to be able to pass those same ideals to my children. I've had so many "coincidences" happen in my life, that I recognize that there aren't coincidences. As I follow what I know to be true, the Lord has blessed me and provided everything I need to be happy in this life.

How I live my faith

I am very active in the church. I serve in our youth program, for the girls ages 12-18, and we call this group "Young Women". I have been in the Young Women program for 9 years, and have served as President for 4 1/2 years. It is such a blessing for me to be with these amazing girls! We meet twice a week- Sundays, and then one more time during the week. In those times the girls develop leadership, social and new skills, build their faith of Jesus Christ and we help them recognize how priceless they are. We have so much fun together, and I learn as much from them as they do from me! We also go to a yearly girls camp for a week and have time away from all the buzz of the real world, and focus on developing themselves more spiritually. We read scripture, have wonderful speakers, and teach them to listen to the spirit that resides in each of them. When they know they are daughters of God, and that God loves and values each of them, it helps to fortify them against temptations which would not bring them lasting happiness. I find so much joy serving in the church, and greatest of all, I love being a mother. It's the hardest but most rewarding job! I try to set an example for my children and hope that they will strive to be better than I am. I love the time we spend together as a family and know that we will be blessed as we follow the example of Jesus Christ, and live the gospel that he taught. It's such a blessing to know that if we are faithful and dilligent to the promises we have made, God will keep his promises, and our family will be together after death. I can't imagine true happiness without my family, and am trying to live my life in such a way that I can be with them forever.