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Hi I'm Cyd

I am the oldest of 10 kids. I live in Maryland with my husband and three kids. I love books, music, and theatre. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

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.

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.

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

Cyd
The temple is sacred to me. I worked my whole life to become worthy to enter the temple of God. I know that is the House of the Lord and only the purest should be in His house. I believe that Jesus Christ's spirit dwells in the temple and I always want to have a clean heart when I go there. Only some people are allowed into the temple because we need to have clean hands and clean hearts to enter the house of God. Everyone who enters the temple dresses in white to show our respect for the sacredness of our temple. Our leader over us asks us a questions on our worthiness, for example- are we honest- before we can enter the temple. In the temple we perform ordinances that Christ established on the earth. We perform these ordinances for ourselves and on behalf of those ancestors who have gone before us who didn't have the opportunity.  Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe happens after we die?

Cyd
Mormon funerals are the happiest funerals I've attended. Although we mourn the loss of our family member or friend, we know that this is not the end. My grandmother and I were very close when she died.  I miss her terrible, but I know she is with my grandfather and I know I will see her again. I know Heavenly Father's plan for us was for us to be happy. So He provided a way that we could be together forever. After we die, we are met by our loved ones and through Christ we go on to progress and become like our Heavenly Father. I don't think I could live in an existence where I thought i was "nada" after I died. I don't think I could live in a world where I couldn't be with my children or my husband forever. I am so grateful for the knowledge that we can be together forever. Show more Show less