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Hi I'm Katie

I'm a mother of 3 adult children and a grandmother of four. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 55 years old now, an "empty nester." I spend a lot of time with my children and grandchildren because that is where I can make the most difference in the world. I worked as a pediatric critical care nurse for many years and love children of all ages, at all stages and in all their moods. I am no longer working. I spend my time trying to be more active and stay fit as I grow older. I'm beginning to experience the first signs of the aches and pain associated with aging. I have elderly parents who are needing more time and care as the years progress. Their infirmities are a challenge for them and for those of us trying to help and support them. My hobbies include genealogy, reading, crossword puzzles and needle work.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon and was raised as an active member of the Church. I went along with all I was taught as a child because that was all I knew. However, as a adult, I found that believing in anything is a choice and I have made the choice to believe. I don't worry very much about the Church being "true" or not. I live the gospel and my life is truly blessed by everying the Church brings to my life. I have had so many experiences over the years when I have needed and received guidance from Heavenly Father in raising my children and dealing with life's challenges. I know God knows who I am. I know God knows what I need and what my family needs. I know that when it really matters, God will direct my path and tell me the answers to the challenging questions I face.

How I live my faith

I am a Den Leader for the 9 year old boys in our church sponsored Cub Scout pack. We meet once a week with about 6 boys and follow the curriculum layed out by the Boy Scouts of America. It is a wonderful program for young boys to follow. We have a great time together and the boys are anxious to learn all the lessons have to offer. We take occasional field trips and participate in outdoor activities together. God is an important part of scouting, no matter the religious affiliation. I also participate in a program called "visiting teaching." I visit three ladies at least once a month. I try to be a positive voice in their lives. I try to listen to their challenges and problems while providing support and encouragement. I also rejoice with them when they have joys to share. I visit each month with a gospel message to discuss but I have found over the years that I learn more from my friends than Ithey probably learn from me. I have found these visits to be a labor of love with great rewards in my own life.