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Hi I'm Kadi

I'm a Texan, a psychology major, a dog trainer, a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a born-and-bred Texan and proud to be an American. I have two rough-and-tumble little boys and a darling little girl with my amazing husband. I am a self-described "hobbyist" - my hobby of choice changes from time to time and ranges from reading books, to blogging about our family adventures, to making art, to making food. I love my family and I love my Father in Heaven. I sometimes struggle with my part in God's Plan of Salvation but I know without a doubt that He loves all of us... and "us" includes me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as a Mormon but I was converted to the gospel when I was 17. I attended Especially For Youth and made an effort to seek my Heavenly Father during that week of spiritual instruction. The classes were interesting and the activities were fun, but I truly felt an outpouring of the Spirit and love from my Heavenly Father during the last two days. That little bit of knowledge that I found then has grown and continues to grow. I am a Mormon because I know that God exists and I know that The Church of Latter-Day Saints is HIS church on the Earth. I know Jesus Christ rose from the tomb. I know that He loves me, even when I fall short of what He knows I can do. He died to provide a way for all of us to return to our Heavenly Father and he rose to seal His sacrifice and show us we could make it back. I supported Him before we came to earth, just like you did. Jesus is my personal savior as well as yours. I know that Joseph Smith did not write the Book of Mormon. He translated it ONLY through the power of God. I know that Joseph Smith was called to be the instrument through which God restored His church and His priesthood to the earth. I know that God spoke through Joseph Smith to His children. I know that prophets are called of God. I know that God speaks through prophets on the earth again and that Thomas S. Monson is truly God's mouthpiece today. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that God loves everyone, no matter what they do. I also know that God sets guidelines, boundaries and rules like any loving parent does to help us get back to Him. I know that trials help us grow. I know that families are more important than rank, acclaim or fancy houses. I know that, working as a mother, I'm in a role that has great spiritual impact and concrete validity through the eyes of those who matter.

How I live my faith

I cover the basics. I kneel to pray in gratitude, and sometimes great need, every day. Heavenly Father hears my prayers and answers them in His time. I read my scriptures and they fortify me against Satan's temptations. I go to church to be uplifted, recharged and supported by my brothers and sisters. I follow the standards that God has set for us, even when others around me may not do so - not because "I can't drink" to but because "I choose not to drink." My husband and I are fortunate to live within an hour of a temple and we try to go on a monthly basis to do temple work for our ancestors. It's a beautiful time to feel connected to my Father and to serve the family members I'll see one day. I live my faith by teaching it to those around me - most often to my children. It is said that to really learn and know a concept, you must be able to teach it to others. I don't think that always applies to faith, but I know that reminding my children to pray and read their scriptures also reminds me to do so as well.