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Hi I'm Kira

I'm a wife, a mother through the miracle of adoption, a dance teacher and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a happy wife and mother living in Utah. I love to teach dance twice a week to children and to teenagers. I enjoy reading when I get a free minute, which isn't often these days! I hate winter and love summer. I love going to the beach in California and being in the sun. I enjoy going out to dinner and to the movies with my husband. My husband and I have been married since the summer of 2006 and have had a blast being married! When we found out we would not be able to have children, we were crushed. But Heavenly Father had an even better plan for us in mind! In 2009, a beautiful girl placed our son in our arms. In September of 2010 we were lucky enough to have another beautiful girl place our daughter in our arms. We love our children's birth parents and are so thankful that they gave us the gift of parenthood. We love our babies! Being a mother has brought me more joy than I ever could have imagined. My children came into my life in a very special way. A different way than the "norm". This makes me appreciate and love my children even more, and increases my love of motherhood!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that The Book of Mormon is true. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon, I feel my Savior's love. I know that my family will be together forever through this gospel. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that He loves me. I enjoy praying to my Heavenly Father and getting answers through prayer. I know that my Heavenly Father knows me personally. I know that he listens to me and helps me through hard times. I am a Mormon because it brings peace and so much happiness to my life.

How I live my faith

I enjoy serving the youth in our church by helping the young women with their "personal progress". Personal progress is a program in our church set up for the young women between the ages of 12 and 18 to help them learn about service, about Jesus Christ, about responsibility, and ultimately about themselves. I enjoy planning activities such as learning how to cook a new meal, learning how to budget, visiting museums, learning about education and careers for their futures, and reading the scriptures to help strengthen their testimonies. I love going to church each Sunday with my family and teaching my children, even though they are so young still, about Heavenly Father. I love making friends in my church and having a support system around me.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

Yes! This is such a comfort to me. I feel like in this day and age, there is so much confusion in the world. It is so nice to know that our prophet today, President Thomas S. Monson, is God's prophet on the earth. He leads the church in the way that God wants it to be led. He is such a good man. Show more Show less

Why are only some Mormons allowed into temples? Is there something secret going on in Mormon Temples? What goes on in Mormon Temples?

The temple is a very sacred special place. It is not secret, it is sacred. There is a big difference. Everyone can have the opportunity to enter into the temple and enjoy the peaceful feeling that there is inside, as long as they are a baptized member of the church, and are prepared to enter the temple by living in harmony with God's commandments. In the temple, we are able to learn more about who we are, how much God loves us, and what we need to do to return to Him. Through the temple, we believe that families can be together forever. I love my husband so much. I didn't want to hear the words, "Til death do you part" in my wedding ceremony. Because my husband and I were married in the temple, we know that we will be married forever because there is a life after death, and I don't want to be with anyone else but him. There were members of our families who are not of our faith, or were not qualified to enter the temple at the time of our wedding. This was hard for us because we wanted all of our loved ones to be there, but it was worth it for the blessings of a temple marriage. Our family members who were not in the temple for our marriage ceremony were supportive and understanding. They were able to celebrate with us the rest of the day at our reception. I love the temple. I love the peaceful feeling I have when I am there. I feel closer to God whenever I go. Show more Show less