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Hi I'm Cassi

I am a working mom of 3. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am Samoan/Caucasian. I love my Polynesian roots. I LOVE LOVE LOVE Purple. I am the middle child but have experience being the youngest, the oldest, an only child and now the middle child. Try and figure that one out. I have three children. Every day I work on being a better parent. I can be impatient. I loose my temper. I have a hard time getting my kids to do their homework. One of my children has special needs. My biggest thing is make sure my child goes to bed every night knowing that I love them no matter what. My children teach me something every single day. Weather it is something they learned at school or how to love them even more. I work with at risk youth. I work with them because I was one of them. They emotionally drain me every single day, but I wouldn't trade my job for anything in the world right now. I need them as much as they need me. I love my husband dearly. We have our ups and downs. We fight just like everybody else. We work daily to be better in our marriage. Yes, we go to bed upset at each other every once in a while, but then we do apologize. I love to do crafts. I knit. I sew. I do pottery. I paint. I scrapbook. I bead. I have dabbled in making jewelry. My favorite thing is graphic design. I love to cook. More the cooking I love to eat. I hate to clean up. I play volleyball. I love to sing and to dance. I listen to all kinds of music. I play the piano and the violin. I dance hula. I am the Jane of all trades and the master of VERY few. My dream is to one day become an event planner. I struggle every Sunday with my want to go to church vs. my need to go to church. I KNOW I need to go. Sometimes my bed is just so much more inviting. However, I have a rock of a husband that will patiently wait for me as I get ready and grumble. As soon as I get to church I realize, AGAIN, WHY I really need to be there. I need to be uplifted. I need to focus on Christ. I need to have the opportunity to learn how to be a better person.  

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church. I was baptized when I was 8, but I did not have a true conversion until I was about 17. As I said earlier, I was an at risk youth. I made quite a few choices that could have really been detrimental to my life. Luckily I have a mother who is very in tune with the spirit. She put me into a program to help me find my way. While there I spent many nights on my knees pleading with the Lord to help me figure out which way was up in my crazy life. I received personal witness of Jesus Christ's atonement and of his love for me. Every day I strive to help my testimony grow. I love to work with at risk you and hopefully help them know that there is a God and that he love each and every one of us INDIVIDUALLY. My Heavenly Father knows my name. He knows me inside and out. He knows my sorrows. He knows my wants and needs and desires. It is the most amazing thing to know I can get down on my knees at any point in the day and have a personal conversation with my Heavenly Father, and he really does listen to me! I know without a shadow of a doubt that he knows you too! I believe that with every fiber of my being. I know that there is a prophet put on this earth to help guide us and direct us. His word and the word of the apostles are truly given to us to help us, not to condemn us. I know that we are not her to BE perfect but work as hard as we can to BECOME perfect. I know that the Book of Mormon is true. I know that it is written to help us in our lives today.  

How I live my faith

I work with the 9 & 10 year old kids. I love them dearly. They are a trial at times. They are a feisty bunch that like to jump all around and sing and play. They blow me away every Sunday with their awesome answers to our questions. They teach me something new every Sunday. I try and share with everybody I come in contact the of our Heavenly Father. In Hawaii they call it the 'Aloha Spirit.' I live by that. Again, I am not the perfect mother. We don't read our scriptures every night. We try. We try and make sure that we say our family prayers without the spirit of contention. My three children like to poke each other while us parents have our eyes closed. But we do TRY! More often then not it gets done. When the Lord calls I will go and do! I love serving the Lord.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

 Family is the nucleus of our our religion. We believe that families are eternal. Without our families there is no reason for eternity. We strive to help each other grow and progress through out our lives so that we can be together forever. Show more Show less