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Hi I'm Kristy

I am a wife, mother of 3, clinical psychologist, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am actively involved in many things and there is always a lot going on in my life and home. My family comes first and is my greatest joy. I love spending time with my family bowling, boating, camping, traveling, one-on-one time with each child, and helping in my kids' classrooms. My husband and I enjoy seeing movies, concerts, musicals, and theater together, and enjoy eating really good food. I also often get together with my siblings and their families. We have great fun with all the little cousins together. I take time with girl friends as well for workout groups, book clubs, movie nights, and adventure outings (kayaking, hiking, etc). I work part-time in my own practice as a pediatric psychologist where I enjoy helping kids and teens to see their own potential and work through life's struggles.

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon? Because the doctrine of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints teaches of Jesus Christ in a way that resonates with my soul, that I can feel of His reality in my life personally. I know that He is my Savior. It gives me direction for my life. I know why I am here on earth and what this is all for. I know what I am working for and why it is so vitally important. It provides answers to life's questions. It is real--it is the real reality. I feel it through my whole being as I read, pray, and hear the words of His prophets. I am Mormon because I have prayed and asked if this is true and have been answered.

How I live my faith

My faith is every part of who I am--not just a Sunday thing. I try to live what I believe in all I do. I am not perfect at it, but each day it is my goal to improve in some small way. At home that means praying individually and as a family and teaching my children to pray. It means trying to integrate Christ-like behavior in all we do like being kind to others or finding ways to serve others. Sometimes that means making bags of food for the homeless, taking cookies or bread to someone to brighten their day, or looking for opportunities to say something nice to someone else. It means trying to watch out for the needs of others in our daily activities. I read scriptures individually and as a family at night and once a week have a spiritual message in our home as a family. It also means trying to be patient and kind and modeling repentance by admitting error and asking them for forgiveness when I have been inpatient or irritable. As a neighbor, I try to know all those who live near me and establish positive relationships with them all. I try to be friendly and helpful when others need help. I try to invite other families into our home to deepen relationships. I refrain from gossip and try to speak positively of others. At Church I work with the youth. My goal is to love each one of the youth as our Savior does and help them to develop faith in Him. I plan and carry out weekday activities to build relationships, have fun, and strengthen their faith. At work, I try to see each person I work with as a child of God with unique qualities and incredible potential. I believe there is hope for everyone, including me.