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Hi I'm Kelly

I just got married to my wonderful husband last year--best decision of my life. I am studying public health at BYU. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from Utah. I am the youngest of eight if you include my four step-brothers. I recently graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Public Health: Health Promotion emphasis, and minors in Ballroom Dance and Family Life. In the future, if I'm not a full-time homemaker/mom, I would like to work in the corporate wellness field. I also plan on blogging and teaching ballroom dance and zumba on the side. I married the love of my life about two years ago in the Draper, UT temple and we have an eight-month old little boy now. I love my family!! I also love laughing, singing, dancing, motorcycle riding, rock climbing, hiking, exploring, playing the piano, making and eating good food, being outside, and spending time with family and friends. I am interested in nutrition, psychology, and overall health and wellness. I am inspired by music, nature, people, good books, and especially the Gospel of Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Church is true and that it is a happy way to live and be successful in life. Setting aside the real power of the Holy Ghost, which can give us constant guidance, protection from physical and spiritual danger, strength, comfort, and joy, living the gospel brings happiness because it gives me hope. It gives my life purpose, direction, and meaning. Through my mistakes I have learned personally how powerful the Atonement is. Though I felt so unworthy of forgiveness at times, I felt the redeeming love of the Savior when I truly repented, and I know without a doubt that He is the way. Without Christ, there would be no way to overcome trials and weaknesses and to be truly happy. I have felt the true joy and love that comes when you do everything you can to make things right. Those contrasted feelings of being SO happy and full of light, and wanting to share that love I felt with everyone around me—when at times I felt so worthless, alone, and undeserving of love—made me even more determined to live the gospel the best I can. Jesus Christ died for me. I am everything I am because of Him! I owe Him everything. By living the gospel, I am showing how deeply I love my Savior, and how grateful I am for His sacrifice and every blessing I have been given. I have seen the miraculous transforming power of the atonement work in others’ lives as well. Without that gift, my family would not be able to live together forever . One of my happiest moments was when I was in the temple with my husband, parents and siblings. I was so overwhelmed by the Spirit as I thought about what made it possible for all of us to be there. It was a defining moment when I, again, made a firmer resolve to live the gospel with all my heart because I wanted to experience that happiness again. How amazing it would be if that feeling was constant! I want to be with my family forever. I know this can happen if we continue to use the atonement to purify our lives.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by actively improving myself. I think that the more strengths we develop, the more we will be able to give of ourselves. I am not perfect, but I know that serving others makes me feel great along with those being served, so I would love to increase my capacities. This means I try to spend time on things that will strengthen me spiritually, physically, intellectually, financially, etc...so that I can be in a position to serve and build others up. I live my faith by being the best wife and mother I can be. Not only is family central in the Church, families are the foundation of society. I believe that this is where I can make the greatest influence. I can teach and help my children to love God and develop Christ-like attributes. With my husband's help, we can be examples of what positive relationships look like. Together, we can be a strong force for good as we try to serve and show love to others every single day.