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Hi I'm Cara.

I am a wife and mother. I homeschool my children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the mother of four children. I went to college to pursue a degree in Vocal Performance, but decided after 9/11 to major in history because I felt it would better serve my fellow man. While in college, I met my husband and we were married during my junior year. Our first child was born six months before I graduated from college. We didn't want to wait to start our family because we believed family was so important! These days I'm busy with homeschooling and homemaking, both of which are tough, time-consuming jobs. I love spending each day with my children and learning with them. I'm grateful to have a hard-working husband who supports us in our pursuit of education. When I'm not teaching, cleaning, or cooking, I'm honing my skills as a vocalist, or knitting for my favorite people. I love music and the spirit it brings into our home and my heart. I love the fiber arts because it's just so satisfying to create beautiful things.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was the first person in my family to go to college and I figured that since I was becoming so "wise and enlightened" that I needed to settle the whole religion question for myself. I was soon introduced to a fellow student who was a Mormon also. I started going to church with him and talking with the missionaries. I loved finding out that there are still prophets on the earth today and that God is still talking to His children. It had never made sense to me that He would talk to everyone but us! The missionaries invited me to pray over whether the Book of Mormon was true, and so I found a time when I could be alone so I could ask God if this book of scripture was actually true. At first, I didn't feel like I received an answer but when I prayed the second time, wanting to know if it was true and if He wanted me to join this Church, I received such a feeling of warmth and joy in my heart that I knew it was an answer from God. It was a bubbling feeling of happiness and peace that filled my entire body, such as nothing I'd ever experienced before. From that moment on, I have known that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is His true church upon this earth, restored for all to enjoy. I have since had many experiences that continue to confirm the truthfulness of the Restored Gospel. When I read from the Book of Mormon I am reminded of that eventful day when I first truly learned of its truthfulness. I'm so thankful to be a part of Christ's true Church.

How I live my faith

I wake up an hour earlier than everyone in my home so I have adequate time to read my scriptures, say my personal prayers, and write in my journal before the busyness and noise of daily life can begin. I treasure this quiet time with my Heavenly Father each morning. I receive the strength to be patient with my family, and cheerful in the midst of setbacks from this important morning ritual. I believe it's very important to raise my children with a strong foundation in the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ. Each morning we start our homeschool day with a short devotional that includes the singing of Primary songs, reading from the scriptures, and family prayer. On the days we forget to do this, the feeling in our home is very different from the days we read the scriptures together. Worshipping as a family and starting our day with the Words of Christ and our modern-day prophets casts a peaceful feeling all through our house and better equips us to handle the challenges of each day. We attend our Sunday church meetings as a family. I currently serve as the Primary Chorister in our ward, which has me teaching the children the words to beautiful hymns and children's songs which testify of Christ. I get to bear my testimony to these sweet children each Sunday, and I love it! This calling also allows me to be with my children even more on Sundays, which I count as a great blessing. I love spending time with them.