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Hi I'm Crystalee

I'm wife to my best friend, flight attendant, and go-getter runner. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I recently hit my quarter-century mark, and am pleased at what I've been blessed to experience in life so far. Last year, I married my sweetheart and we love traveling, being active outdoorsy, and most of all, spending time with our family and friends. It's natural that as a flight attendant, I'm quite embedded with wanderlust; I love to see new places and learn about different parts of the planet. I'm a half-marathoner, triathlete, and strive to keep myself active in many ways. Writing and the arts are also a passion of mine, and I'm looking forward to starting a Master of Professional Communication degree this fall. Education is highly important to me, and someday I'd love to be a professor.

Why I am a Mormon

Gratefully, I was born to parents who were members of the LDS Church, but the reason I am a Mormon has much more to do with my own personal faith-building experiences than anything else. I learned at a young age that prayer is truly a way for us to communicate with God. In my own very poignant, spiritually-refining prayer experiences, I gained a conviction that I am a daughter of God. He loves me, even with my flaws and mishaps, and wants my true happiness. In my prayers, God let me know that He approves of the LDS Church. As a teenager, and through my undergraduate college years, I surrounded myself with peers who also placed their relationships with Heavenly Father as a top priority. Their influence and strength helped me, but again - the true conversion happens on a very personal, individual level. I believe the LDS Church truly has authority and revelation through a modern-day prophet, making it the church that has the power to seal families forever, and the authorized ability to bless us through sacred ordinances. I love being a Mormon, and cherish the strength found in this church.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon means much more than wearing my CTR ("Choose the Right") ring or going to church on Sundays. My faith has deep meaning in my life. I've promised my God that I will remember Him and strive to be a witness for Him. This means that I seek out entertainment, activities, and even conversations that are uplifting and would be pleasing to Him. Because I understand that we are all children of God, I strive to see people for who they really are, and see the good in them. One of the most significant parts of my faith to me is the importance of marriage and family. In 2010, I was married in the temple to my sweetheart. I'd prepared myself since I was a tiny girl for that day - not for the decorations or the guest lists, but to be worthy and pure to enter the temple. That means I kept myself morally clean, and abstained from sexual relations until we were married. In a world that promotes promiscuity like it's candy in a dish, open for the taking, I am grateful for my church that has taught me that God has created sexual relations for our spouse, and our spouse alone. Our wedding day was a heavenly experience, being surrounded by those we love, and committing ourselves to each other - but even more, we knew we were pure and were giving each other and God the greatest gift.