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Hi I'm Christa

I am a wife. I am a mother to three amazing kids. I am a business owner. I am a convert to the Mormon church.

About Me

I have been married to my husband Jonathan for 10 years. We have three amazing kids, 1 girl and 2 boys. We have a great appreciation for our kids. We were told we would not have any, but did and then found out I have two different blod clotting disorders that caused the loss of three other children. It has been challenging to lose our babies before their birth, but we also know what an amazing blessing it is to have three healthy kids with us today. We also know that someday we will see our children that died and have the opportunity to raise them. I am also a busines owner. For the past 7 years I have been a professional organizer. It is a gift that I love sharing with other families. I am grateful for this talent that has been bestowed upon me. I get to help moms and dads all over Colorado have more time with one another! I am currently in design school and I am also training with the Institute for Challenging Disorganization. I love adding beauty to function. The Institute for Challenging Disorganization will allow me to further touch the lives of others. I love to read and write. I am currently writing a book on an organizing system I have created. I am very excited to see this completed project. I also have a new found love for kickboxing. It is the perfect way to workout!

Why I am a Mormon

My conversion started when I was about 9. My sisters and I were sent to a Baptist church in our area. This particular church sent a bus out to our swampy neighborhood in Moon Lake, Florida (yes, it is a real place!). My father was raised Catholic, but did not agree with the changing teachings of his church. My mother is an alcoholic and a “Born Again Christian.” When they heard about a bus picking up kids and taking them to a church they jumped on it. The churches main focus with us as children was to teach us about Jesus and the devil. They came out in costume one week and the man dressed as the devil scared us so bad my parents never made us go back. The talk of this man called Jesus stuck with me just as much as the scary depiction of the devil. To this day I remember hearing his name and it was like a light went on inside me. At this same time I was doing a report on my ancestors who happen to be Native American. At 9 I felt a deep connection to this group of people I had never known. This connection quickly turned to concern in my 9 year old mind. I went straight to my mother and asked her, “How does Jesus know about the Indians?” My mother had a horrible habit of literally waving us away when we bothered her, so my question was left unanswered, but remained in my mind. Years later after much study and searching a 17 year old boy answered my question about my Native American ancestors. I was 20, working at Sea World and attending college. As he answered my question it was like I already knew everything he was telling me. I immediately read the Book of Mormon and I was baptised a month later. My baptism was not a welcome event for many of my family members. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I knew that God wanted me to be bapitized. Regardless of the struggles I had I chose to follow the path God put me on many years ago.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in many ways. I have the honor of teaching my family, especially my children about the love God has for them and about their Savior Jesus Christ. I show them by example how we should live with prayer, scripture study, love of others, and church attendance. I also get to work with the women in my church. I visit sisters monthly to be sure their needs are being met. I teach them time management and organizing strategies so they are able to share their talents with their family, fellow church members and their community. I also have the opportunity to support my husband in all he does. He has worked with the leadership in our church for many years and supporting him allows him to serve others. I live by example in my community as well. I made decisions 14 years ago before my baptism about the standards I wanted to live. Now when I need to make a decision I can do it quickly because of the faith I have in the scriptures and how we are asked to live as Christians.