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Hi I'm Cinda

I'm a mom. I live in Canada. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up riding horses. I love to sing and play the piano and the organ. I am teaching myself to play the guitar. I have aspirations to one day play the cello and violin and the harp. I was in a marching band playing the saxophone. I have been in musical theater productions and loved them! I think that gardening is very therapeutic and so is sewing, crocheting and craft making. Now I am a mom of two beautiful children and wife to a wonderful man. All of those hobbies take a backseat to my duties and responsibilities as a wife and mom. I graduated university with a BS in family studies and have found that knowledge to be very useful. I taught courses at a local college and loved every minute of it. While attending university I also attended a beauty college. I couldn't help it. I have always loved doing hair! Once I finished there, I worked in a salon or two and then went back to teach for two years. Loved it! As a missionary I served in Kentucky--Spanish speaking, Geneva, Switzerland, and France--French speaking. I had an amazing experience as a missionary and have received many blessings since that service. I married a Peruvian from Switzerland and we have lived in Switzerland, Hawaii, Idaho, Utah, and now Canada. Last year we were expecting our third, a daughter. We were so excited. We had named her Marguerite "Maggie" and we couldn't wait to have her join our family. Sadly, just before she was delivered, she died and it brought us much sadness.

Why I am a Mormon

How could I not be a Mormon? Every day, every minute, every flower and tree, everything I see and hear and know testifies to me that it is true! Every bit of it, from Joseph Smith's first prayer to the writings in the Bible and the Book of Mormon to the talks given today by modern day prophets. What a beautiful plan it is that our Heavenly Father has prepared for us! That inner voice reminds me daily how blessed we are to live in such a beautiful world, with opportunities to know each other. Friendships are not just happenstance. We meet people for a reason. The purpose of this existence is to be happy and how grateful I am to have a continual and constant feeling of profound peace and happiness. I know these feelings come from living a clean, righteous life; and from knowing the truth.

How I live my faith

Every Sunday I play the organ at church. I took an organ course when I was in college, knowing that organs are a very common instrument in worship services and it might be helpful in the future if I knew how to play. I remember when I was a child and attending services with my parents, my dad turned to me and said that he had special dream for his daughters. He hoped that one day he would see his daughters playing the organ in church. It really stuck with me and I determined that I needed to know how to play well enough for others to sing to. Have you ever sung a hymn that brought tears to your eyes? I have many times and I have felt the power of music. It is incredible. The church hymns are worshipful and our deepest spiritual feelings may be expressed better through music than any other way. When I play, I try to express and help others to express those deep feelings of testimony and conviction. There once was a man who had hurt my family and me very deeply. I struggled to find forgiveness within. I don't like harboring bad feelings. I was praying for strength to forgive him for months. Then, one Sunday, we were all singing in church and he was sitting just in front of me. I could hear his voice as he sang from his heart. Suddenly I had a powerful feeling come over me. I saw him as a child of God. I felt my heart healing as I felt compassion for him. Nobody could be so terrible who sings praises with sincerity. Music--specifically the hymns--have power to lift, inspire, strengthen, comfort, and to heal.