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Hi I'm Kim.

I am a mom of 3 children. I am a wife, a daughter, and a sister. I am also a Mormon.

About Me

When I was growing up, people would ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, and my answer was always: A mom. At one point, I wasn't sure that dream would ever be realized. Then I met a great guy who had the same goals and dreams as I did for a family to raise them with the same beliefs as me. Now eight years later, we have 3 children, a 7 year old boy, with special needs who loves life and school; a 4 year old girl who loves purses, dress-up, and anything girly; and a 2 year old happy boy, with special needs too, who loves to smile and make his family happy. Before I had kids, I worked as an Early Childhood Elementary Teacher, and loved the kids I taught. Now that I am a stay at home mom, I enjoy teaching my own kids and seeing them learn. We definitely have a busy house and have lots of challenges with our kids and their special needs. Some days are harder than others and I find myself falling short in my attempts to be a good mom and wife. But I am so grateful for my beliefs in a loving Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ to help me make it through and lift me up when fall short. I cannot go through a single day without prayer to help us make it through the day. In my "spare time," I love to cook, bake, read to myself and my kids, and spend time with my family. I love my family and I am so glad that the dream of my life has become a reality, to be a mom, however challenging and tough it is at times. It is through them that I have found the greatest joy.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home with great parents. My dad was raised in a different religion and was baptized after my parents were married as a new convert. Being the 5th out of 6 kids, I had many good examples. I watched them live the gospel according to their own testimonies (their beliefs and convictions). I saw their struggles and successes and saw how their faith in God and beliefs served as the standard in their lives. As a teenager, I started to wonder if I believed what I'd been taught. I wondered if I had a testimony and faith like my family. I wondered if God really cared about me. These questions were pressing on my mind. I began to pray to Heavenly Father to know the truth. I had to know for myself. Something I have learned through the years since my youth, is if you look for the hand of God, you can see how He blesses you. As a teenager wondering these things, I began to see Heavenly Father answering my prayers in small and simple ways. Those answers of truth came as feelings in my heart. I knew that God loved me, that He had a plan for me, that He was happy with my desire to know the truth and do His will. I felt if I continued in seeking Him, He would bless me with a knowledge of all things in time. But first, I needed to know that He loved me and was pleased with me. I felt His love. Since then, I have had countless witnesses of the hand of God in my life, letting me know that what I am doing, or what I believe, or what I am learning is good, right, and true. As I continue to seek for His help, guidance, and love, I am overwhelmed at God's desire to love and bless His children. Now that I have children of my own, I want them to know the same things I learned as a child growing up in a Mormon home - that Heavenly Father loves us, that He has a plan for us to return to live with Him someday as families, and that through the challenges of this life, we can have His help to guide us if we desire it. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

In our faith, we believe Jesus Christ is our Savior, our Redeemer, our Example, and the only way to return to live with Heavenly Father. We worship Him and strive to be like Him. I am trying to live like Jesus Christ: to be a good person, to love and serve others, and do what He would do. Each day I make mistakes, but everyday I work to improve. Here are some things that help me live like Christ and my faith: 1. Reading and studying my scriptures, the Bible and Book of Mormon. This has increased my faith and helped me to endure the challenges of life. I feel happier when I read scriptures daily. 2. Praying. When I pray to Heavenly Father, I feel His love and desire to be more like Jesus Christ. 3. Attend church on Sundays. As a member of the church, the most important part of our church meetings is the Sacrament. This is to remember the sacrifice of Jesus Christ and show Heavenly Father our desire to keep the commandments. Taking the Sacrament has strengthened my faith and my desire to be Christlike. 4. Serving others. One of the things I love about being a member of the church is we strive to serve and take care of others. I have had many opportunities to do this, some of which are teaching children, visiting and caring for the sisters of the congregation, and helping in humanitarian efforts. Serving and being served by others has been a great blessing to me. 5. Sharing my beliefs. I love sharing the gospel, because I want others to know what has helped me find true happiness and joy. I want them to know God is our Father in Heaven, that He loves us, and that there is a plan for us to return to Him. 6. Keeping the commandments. Heavenly Father has given us commandments for us to follow, to be happy, and to return to live with Him. Some have asked why I believe in doing and not doing certain things and that I must feel restricted. I have found great blessings from living the commandments and following the teachings of the gospel and feel free to choose.