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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy being outside, sitting on our apartment's balcony in the evening, hiking in the mountains nearby, or walking around the neighborhood in all sorts of weather is my idea of fun. I love being a mother, watching my daughter discover the world around her, and seeing her unique personality emerge, is just about the most wonderful thing ever. I have always enjoyed music, and when I was old enough I learned how to play the viola, even though I can't carry a tune to save my life I've practiced long enough that I can play reasonably well. Listening to beautiful music is something which always gladdens my heart. I like to bake; I race the oven as it preheats to get the cookies or pie ready to go in, and then I race to get the kitchen cleaned as they cook. My favorite thing in the world is to be outside with my family eating a home cooked meal.

Why I am a Mormon

My ancestors joined the church many generations ago, and I was raised with gospel teachings, but I didn't really get it until I was in my twenties. I was feeling lost and confused for a few years, and I was full of doubts. I questioned if I actually had faith, or was I member just because my family was? I tortured myself with that question, until one day I realized I had always known the answer to my question. Try it, try Christ's promises to his children, trust Him and see what happened. And what happened changed my heart. I learned for myself that His promises are true, and that truly all we have to do is turn to Him and He will heal us, forgive us, teach us, and help us. Now my testimony is mine. I'm grateful for the gospel tradition handed down through generations of my family, but I'm even more grateful for the thousands of tiny little experiences which have proven to me the truthfulness of the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know He is my Savior. He is real. He is personal. He loves me. I know He speaks to us through prophets, both living and dead, and that The Book of Mormon is the word of God. I know that His church is true, and I'm grateful for how it helps me live the gospel more fully. I love my Savior, and I am so grateful for my testimony, it is the bedrock of my life.

How I live my faith

Everyday I am given chances to live my faith. When my little toddler is cranky I draw on Christ to keep calm and kind. And when I 'lose it' I know I can do better, because I know that His atonement is there to help me. I can't imagine being a mother without my faith, without my knowledge that family is the purpose of mortality, and the knowledge that service to those who can't yet say thank you isn't service wasted. I know that everything I do as a mother has eternal significance, and knowing my purpose gives me such joy, and fortitude. When things don't go according to plan I trust in His plan for me. I have learned that His plan is always better than my plan. My faith keeps me from getting discouraged. And when I do get discouraged I know I can turn to my Heavenly Father in prayer and that He will answer me. I have had many experiences where I poured my heart out in prayer (with tears pouring down my face) and then received an answer. Sometimes it came immediately, sometimes it came weeks later. Sometimes it was a feeling, sometimes the scriptures were illuminated to my eyes and gave me my answer. Going to church each Sunday is the highlight of my week. Remembering my covenants, singing the hymns (as best I can), and being taught the gospel fills me with such joy and gives me the energy to tackle the next week. I love serving the women in my ward, I have a small calling, but I know my service blessed those around me. I try my hardest to live up to the teachings of the gospel, and ever since I gained my testimony I have seen how my faith has helped me grow into a better, kinder, and happier person. A testimony has molded me into a far better person than i was without it. My faith is a part of me, there is no me without me as a Mormon.