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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend and neighbor. I am also Mormon girl.

About Me

 I absolutey love my family!!! They are the most important thing in my life. I have a wonderful husband who makes me laugh everyday! My children are amazing and I love who they are becoming! I was a school teacher but I have mostly been a fulltime mother in the home. I love being there when my family needs me. My extended family needs me too. My mother is aging and I have a handicapped brother. My own daughter, born with Rett's Syndrome died a few years ago. I know the special people with disabilites are here to teach us how to love like the Savior loves us. Long walks and talks with my husband are the best. Family dinners with my children bring us closer together.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a strong and large Mormon Family. We worked together, we played together, we went to church together, we ate together and we prayed together. My faith started young. I just knew that there was a loving Heavenly Father watching over me. I knew that I had a Savior who died for me. I went on a mission when I was twenty one to share the gospel of Jesus Christ with others. I had to stand on my own two feet when it came to my personal testimony of my faith. I found that my faith was real...not just coming from my parents or siblings. I really know that God lives, that Jesus is the Christ. I know that the Lord blessed us with His church upon the earth with apostles, prophets, teachers, the priesthood, The Holy Bible and The Book of Mormon--a second witness of Christ are the word of god. Yes, we have stronger families, a healthier life style, a committment of serving others but I also just know that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true. I've felt it. I've seen the blessing that come from living it. My life hasn't been easy. But living the gospel of Jesus Christ had produced blessings beyond what I could have imagined. I know where to turn when things are hard. God is there for me--always!

How I live my faith

 I work with the women of the church ages 18 and up. The organization is called The Relief Society. We get togther to serve in the community and to help lift each other so that we can lift our families. We gathered over 100 pajamas to donate to children in foster care. We have made and donated hundreds of hygiene kits for people in need. We gathered Christmas gifts for children who had mother's in drug rehabilitation. We made blankets for the needy. We make dinners for the homeless. We are now gathering funds to donate to a local organization that provides activities and recreational for adults with disibilities. We women help each other in our neighborhood. We are there for each other when a baby is born or a loved one dies. We are there when other tradagies hit. We meet on Sundays to be lifted spiritually then we meet on weekdays to grow and develop in our rolls as women learning thing like healthy eating and exercise, growing gardens, organizing our homes, improving finances and more. I love being with the great women in our neighborhood.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

 God gave us our bodies as a gift. Our gift to Him is to keep them clean and healthy to bring children into the world and to invite the Lord's spirit in our lives. We can better serve others when we keep ourselves fit and healthy. Our bodies are the "houses or temples" to our eternal spirits. I want to live again in my heavenly home and I qualify for that if I keep my body and mind clean. Show more Show less