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Hi I'm Cathy

I live in Colorado, I love to sing and travel. I think kindness matters and makes the world a better place. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 30 years, my spouse and I love to travel and have been many places in the world. I love to read, cook, ski, fish (fly or spin), and camp with my family and friends. I am a mother of 4 children and have 8 grandchildren, (soon to be 11). We also have a 10 pound Yorkie. I grew up quite poor as a young child and appreciate the blessings that continue to come my way. I feel grateful for past experiences that have helped me grow in understanding of my relationship with others and with God. I know he knows all about me, but I know him better now too.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 11 years old my family joined the church. I remember going to the Mormon church for the first time and sitting in a meeting smiling so much and thinking to myself, "Why am i smiling so much? I feel silly but I can't stop, I just feel so good being here." And it continues. I feel so at home, like my life was missing a puzzle piece and I didn't know until it was in place. I have so many opportunities to grow and learn about all kinds of things, spiritual and secular. I feel like I know what Heavenly Father wants me to do and that he cares what I do and if I am happy. Of course life is still very hard at times, but my ability to deal with it has changed - because of my knowledge of the atonement and the love Jesus Christ has for me. I know He is my brother. I know I am a daughter of God and that he loves me perfectly with all my imperfections and that he knows me by name. This is important to me because much of my young life (formative years) I had no father. My Heavenly Father answered many prayers and questions as I grew - I felt and saw his protection in my life then and now.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to live consistent with what I know to be true. Most of my adult life I have worked with the youth (ages 12-18). They have taught me that age is not a requirement for faith - the youth have been a great example to me even as an adult. There are some amazing youth in the world! I also try to share my faith when I sing and always pray before performing that my effort will touch someone's heart and bring them closer to God and his love for them. I have faith in the atonement of Jesus Christ - I know he suffered for me, so when I am less than I should be (frequently), I can sincerely repent and he will forgive me. This allows me to move forward and be happy in spite of flaws and imperfections. I am grateful for this beyond measure. I have friends that belong to the church but I also have many friends not of my religion, ALL my friends strengthen my faith and I am so blessed to have them in my life.