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Hi I'm Katrina

I'm a mom, a surviving military spouse, an animal lover, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the Pacific Northwest. I don't mind the rain. Growing up, I was a very serious ballet dancer. I'm talking 6 days a week for several hours a day. Sadly, that all ended for me after a minor foot surgery. After my dreams of being a prima ballerina ended, I took up other sports. I tried everything but found my success in basketball and volleyball. I wish I would have stuck with these but in high school it's awesome to be a cheerleader so that's what I did. After high school, I attended college studying to be a dental assistant. Tragedy struck shortly after when my husband, Michael, was killed in Iraq. I put my dreams of higher education on hold and was blessed to recieve a job working as a DOD contractor. I am the mother of a 2 year old little girl who is the absolute light of my life!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very devout Catholic family. We were in church every Sunday and I attended a Catholic elementary school. I was different from most of the kids in my class because I was adopted and my parents had divorced. This was almost unheard of. The kids were ruthless. My 6th grade year I walked out of that school and refused to go back. My parents felt private education was best and that landed me in a private Christian academy. I loved school! I was very involved and was blessed with many friends. Tragedy struck my family shortly after my enrollment. My sister was killed in a drunk driving accident. My first day returning to school, the only thing my teachers and friends were interested in was if my sister had repented for her sins and if she had been baptized. Sadly, she had not. Everyone, including teachers, condemned my sister to Hell. I began asking questions about faith and ended up spending half of my freshman and all of my sophomore years in the hall during Bible class. My teacher said if I had faith, I would never ask questions. Years passed, more tragedy struck and I found myself wandering aimlessly through my life. Things seemed perfect! I had a daughter, I purchased my first home, and I had a great job. WHAT WAS MISSING??? Shortly after, I met a friend who was a member of the church. I began meeting with the missionaries and to my surprise, every question I had ever asked was answered and also was confirmed by scripture. What a blessing to know that my sister could be baptized even after death! I tell people that I have been Mormon all along. I just didn't know it. I made the choice to be baptized and my life has been amazing ever since. Trials continue to arise but I know my Heavenly Father loves me and will NEVER leave me!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. I do my best to show Christ-like attributes in my life. I try to serve my fellow man in any way that I can. I am blessed to be on the activities commitee in my ward and I do my best to magnify my calling as best as I can.