Hi I'm Cyd
I'm a mom. I've worked in the past, but now I'm able to stay home and teach and take care of my three children. I love to learn about anything and everything. I have a BA in English with a Humanities minor. I love to read. I love music of all kind. I love theater. I love getting to know people. I love my family and my friends. I love to have a good time.
Why I am a Mormon
I grew up in the Mormon church. My parents are Mormons. But there came a time in my life when I needed to know it was true and not just live on what my parents taught me. I prayed. I read the Bible and Book of Mormon. I researched. And I listened. I listened to other people, but most of all I listened to what I felt inside. I felt peace and joy and happiness and understanding of great worth, of priceless worth. One by one I prayed about each of the principles of the church. One by one I knew they were true. I felt it so strong. I am an intellectual and it would be easy to dismiss religious hokey-pokey. But I can't. I know this church is true, I know Joseph Smith was a prophet and that we are led by a modern day prophet today. I know Christ lives and I know he knows each one of us. I know the Book of Mormon is true. And I know that Heavenly Father loves me. Even though I don't always feel peace or joy in my life I cling to the things I know are true and they bring me comfort.
What is hope and what do you hope for?
I have clinical depression and went through a period of my life where I couldn't see any hope for my life. I was hospitalized for fear I would commit suicide. I would have committed suicide except I knew deep down that Jesus Christ loved me and that there had to be some reason in Heavenly Father's plan that I was going through the deep darkness. After holding on to the rope that was my hope in Christ for a long time, the light returned to my life. My hope is in Christ, that through His atonement Christ shows his love for me that I might return to live with him and my Heavenly Father if I remain faithful on earth.
How I live my faith
I try to follow Christ and love my neighbors, all my neighbors. I try to celebrate differences and embrace similarities. I teach the women of my church and plan activities for a large section of the church. I love to meet people and find out what they are passionate about. I work to see each person as a child of God.