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Hi I'm Katie

I'm not perfect. I love my family. I am strong. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I am 24. I am a Wife to an amazing man who is not a member and also a Mother to a little girl born in September of 2010. I am currently a stay at home mom and couldn't wish for anything more. I am a lover of music...a good song can change a life. I am a soprano and have sang my entire life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were members when I was born so I have been raised in the church. It is very easy to just stick with what you are used to and what you know your family would prefer but I was never pushed into anything when it came to my beliefs and I knew that I couldn't keep believing something simply because my parents did. I came to a point where I knew I needed to find my own testimony and decide if I truly believed in the Book of Mormon and all the things I had been taught all my life. I attended several different churches and continually prayed and kept my mind and heart open to the Spirit and realized that this was the one True church. My testimony about Joseph Smith is unbreakable. The fact that a young boy and eventually man could go through all the things he had to go through to bring us the Restored Gospel is so amazing to me. I have seen what my life could be like without the LDS church being the keystone to who I am and it is not pretty.

How I live my faith

I taught the 5 yr olds in sunday school in my last ward which was absolutely wondeful and also conducted music in the adult womens class.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Katie
On Sundays the women are asked to wear dresses or a blouse and skirt. It is also asked of us to avoid flip flops or any casual foot wear if possible. The men usually wear dress pants and a dress shirt with a tie or a suit if they want. We celebrate Easter to celebrate Christ's resurrection and also Christmas in rememberance of His birth. Show more Show less

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Katie
 The husband is the head of the household. He is meant to be the leader of the family and be a good example to his children. As a husband he is also to love his wife unconditionally and treat her as the Daughter of God that she is. As a wife, I feel as if I have been blessed with the greatest tasks. I am to nurture and love my children. I am to be a constant symbol of support. Along with the husband, I feel that a wife should support her husband and love him unconditionally. He is also a Child of God and should be treated as so. Show more Show less