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Hi I'm Kathy

I am a wife of 35 years, a mom, a grandmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of a wonderful man, mom to three amazing children, and grandmother to two of the most beautiful grandchildren ever born! Anyone who knows me know that I LOVE MY FAMILY!! My best days are shared with my kids and grandbabies. I worked out of the home for nine years and then started an in-home day care twenty-five years ago to be able to stay home with my children. It has been a wonderful experience bringing these children into our home and often making friends for life. I love holidays – every one of them. I think I may have started my childcare just so I could celebrate every holiday – from Ground Hogs day to Christmas. We love them all and celebrate each one in grand style!

Why I am a Mormon

I was twenty-one years old, married, and had a beautiful baby boy. My life was perfect! I remember thinking that I wanted this to last forever. However, I did not know how it could – so one night I knelt by my bed and prayed to God. I told him my life was perfect, but I was so afraid that it would be taken away and I wanted it to last forever. How could I keep my husband and son forever? The next day, two Mormon missionaries knocked at my door. I invited them in and they had a message for me. They told me that God had a plan for us where our families could be together forever. I told them that is what I had prayed for the previous night and asked when could I join their church. I don’t think they were quite prepared for my enthusiastic reaction. They explained that I needed to come to church and meet with some other missionaries. All of which I did and nine days later I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on September 14, 1978. My membership in this church has brought me such peace. My life has not been as perfect as it was that night I prayed, but I have a perfect knowledge that my family with be together forever. We have had our share of bumps in the road, loss of jobs, financial challenges, the teen-age years and health issues, but through each one of these experiences, we have felt that He is there for us to lean on, sustain and give us hope. The most important things are not things, it is family, and our family has been strong and loving through all of these years because of what we have learned and lived as members of this church.

How I live my faith

Shortly after my baptism, I quit going to church for a number of years. I still felt the church was true and I believed it, but my husband had not joined with me and I felt like I should spend weekends with him, and really hadn’t found any new friends at church. So, I just stayed home. Then one day while filling out new school registration forms, I wrote LDS in the section for religion. My seven-year-old son asked what LDS meant. That upset me. I knew I was LDS, but my children had no idea what that meant. I resolved then and there that they would know what it meant to be LDS. We returned to church the next Sunday. That was twenty-six years ago. I am happy to say that my children attended church regularly, two years later my husband joined the church, and we were sealed in the Seattle Temple a year later. I have served in my church as a teacher and leader of the children ages 3 to 12, been a Boy Scout Committee Chair helping numerous boys including my son to earn their Eagle Scout Award and served with other sisters in our women’s auxiliary. I am currently serving as secretary in the young women program. What a blessing to see these young girls living their lives with the purpose of being righteous examples and giving service to the Lord. I love this gospel. I love this church. It has blessed my life and my children enabling them to make good choices and avoiding many of the mistakes I made as a youth. We have been blessed to have our sons marry wonderful women - just one each - (haha) and have had beautiful grandbabies come into lives. I know our family has the love and support for each other because of what we have learned by being members of this Christ centered church.

Do Mormons practice polygamy?

Kathy
In a word, nope! Show more Show less