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Hi I'm Kerri

I'm an Idaho girl. I love sports--volleyball, basketball, snowboarding, and wake boarding. I'm a Mormon Mom of 5.

About Me

I am a mom right now. I have 5 children whom I desperately love and at the same time am desperate to be the best mom I can despite my weaknesses. Sometimes I have to stop and remember to make sure I am full in order to fill these sweet kids. So, in my "free" time, I love to play volleyball and basketball and the piano. One experience I didn't expect to have in my life was a daughter with cancer. For 2 1/2 years our family fought for the life of our 3 year old girl--holding on to the hope that God would give us the chance to raise our sweet baby. What started out as the scariest and most heart-wrenching thing I could imagine facing, slowly turned into one of the most beautiful experiences as our family banded together, prayed harder than ever before, and looked closely to see the ways in which God was blessing us.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy. It gives me meaning. It provides a way to return to my Heavenly Father and live with my family beyond this life. I have no hesitation of it's truthfulness and therefore my journey has meaning--that is important in this life!

How I live my faith

Everyday I pray! Prayer is what reminds me of my infinite worth in the sight of God--he gave me a way to communicate with him and it is my deepest source of peace and comfort. Ironically, it also reminds me of the opposite. I am lower than the dust as even the very dust obeys His every command. I am so entirely dependent upon God. So yes, prayer! Another huge push for me is service. Service, in a selfish way, is what I have found makes me feel full. I try to find ladies and kids in my neighborhood, my children's school, and church congregation who need me. I pray for inspiration and then I try my hardest to listen to the promptings of my heart. I am fortunate to get to teach the 7 and 8 year olds in primary. They are getting ready for baptism and I am responsible to help them understand what this journey on earth is all about and how baptism fits in. Finally, and so very important to me, I am raising a family. What a refiners process it is to be a mother! These 5 children of mine are giving me an education that could be learned no other way. They bring me to my knees, humbly pleading for inspiration on how to help this one overcome her fears in the night; for that one to find good friends at school; and for the other one to overcome the deficits resulting from cancer. It is an experience that can only be faced with the constant help of a loving Heavenly Father. Getting up one more time than I fall...