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Hi I'm Cathy

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I work in a local school with more than 60 kids each day. My husband and I have been married for 14 years. We've recently moved to the country so we can have chickens, which is pretty weird for me but the kids really love having them around. I love to garden, hiking, and reading. I'm not very athletic but I try to stay active. We have five children, one of whom has graduated from college and one who is currently enrolled in college. This makes us happy; both my husband and I are college grads.

Why I am a Mormon

While I was born into an LDS family, I still had to choose to follow the gospel's plan. I've never had a monumental, "see an angel" moment, but I've never felt I needed that. I have had times in my life when I've needed help and it was there. When I went through a divorce, I was comforted when I needed it. When my father was dying from cancer, I was given advance warning so that it didn't take me by surprise when he passed away shortly afterwards. Once when I was stuck on a very steep driveway (too complicated/ embarrassing to explain how I got there), I had a strong impression how to get out--which I followed and got out of my dilemma. I chose to be married in an LDS temple and I have done my best to be a good partner to my husband. Even though my first husband chose a different direction, I have since married again--again in an LDS temple because I believe firmly that marriage should be an eternal team, a man and woman committed to each other and who are striving to be more Christlike, and teaching our children to become more Christlike as well.

How I live my faith

One of my biggest priorities outside of my family and my profession, I have become heavily involved in our local Cub Scout organization. I volunteer not only with my local church group but also on a larger level. It takes time and thought, but I believe strongly that the Cub Scout program is one which helps young boys develop their leadership skills and can help them figure out what they believe spiritually. I also spend some time visiting a few women in our local community. I take personal responsibility to make sure that they feel welcome and loved--women as a rule need other women, and I'm glad to be able to make a difference in their lives. I know I do. We have a few people here locally who also take an interest in our family. This helps us feel more connected to our church community and also more connected to our local community--we have lived here less than two years and it's hard to get to know neighbors sometimes.