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Hi I'm Kelli

I am a mother of 6 children. I love to read and do genealogy. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom and have enjoyed being that for almost 30 years. After raising nearly 6 children, (my baby boy just turned 16), I am wondering where the time went! All I know is that I loved being a mom and doing all of the "mom" things. I also know that during all this time I made a lot of good friends that were doing the very same things I was and that I feel that we are friends forever. I like that feeling of having forever friends and a forever family!

Why I am a Mormon

I have been Mormon all of my life. I grew up being taught the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in my home. My parents were loving and nurturing and I feel very blessed to have been their daughter. However, not both of my parents are Mormons. My mother is and my father isn't. From my mom I learned about the gospel and what a member of the church does and from my dad I learned about - well, life I guess. Both my parents are honest, respectful and kind. My mom loves people and loves learning about people. While my father is a very good man, I could see in my home the contrast of two people living together with one living a religion and one not. Don't get me wrong here. Dad may not be a member of the Mormon church but he is religious and good and TRUE. He attends our church because he knows that going to church is a good thing, etc, but he doesn't believe the doctrine. He hasn't grasped that there is more to life that just going to a church. So I chose to become a Mormon because I could see first hand what it does for my mom and her life and the choices she makes and then contrast that to my dad and the life he has. I saw in my mother that her life means something. She is happy and loves to help others. Dad works hard and took care of us, but to this day, I don't think that my Dad is truly happy. Not "happy" like my mom. Being a Mormon makes me happy. It makes me see things in life that I think I would normally miss, things that my Dad misses and doesn't even realize it. I know that being a Mormon has given my life purpose and direction. I know that when I try to make the right choices that my life is blessed! I have learned that there really is a God, a Father in Heaven, who hears me when I pray and perhaps the strongest thing I know is my Father in Heaven LOVES ME!! YES! He loves me and I know it. I know it.

How I live my faith

My membership in the Church of Jesus Christ has given me many opportunities to help others and to learn about myself in the process. One opportunity, and perhaps my favorite, is teaching little children in Sunday school or Primary. I love developing lessons from a child's perspective and sharing my feelings about the gospel in a way that a child will understand. It makes life simple and tender. I especially like teaching the children music. Being a song leader has blessed me with moments when I feel like crying and laughing at the SAME time. I have also enjoyed being in leadership positions where I helped organize meetings and what happened at them. It was fulfilling to plan an activity where all my neighbors and fellow Mormons ladies came together and had a wonderful meaningful time; a time away from their regular activities and connected with a sister; not a blood sister but a sister in the gospel that was experiencing the same things I was. I learned from my "sisters" that I wasn't alone in my feelings of inadequacy as a mother or a wife! I also had the opportunity to have ready-made friends in the church. Ladies that came once a month to visit JUST me in my home and shared a scripture and left me always feeling better. These opportunities to serve coupled with studying the scriptures regularly, praying daily, and trying to keep the commandments have strengthened my faith. I have learned by trying hard to "be good" I feel closer to my Father in Heaven and I also have learned to follow the spirit or the Holy Ghost. The more diligent I am at doing these things and serving and helping when I can, the more I hear the voice of the Holy Ghost whispering to me of the things I need to do and know. The Holy Ghost as a companion helps me know what it right and wrong about the world and what I can maybe do about it.