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Hi I'm Cassie

I'm a designer, an accountant, a wife and a mom-to-be. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in California, where my parents tried hard to give me and my two younger sisters everything we needed. I was raised loosely Baptist. My parents split up when I was 15 and I got caught in the middle of a bad breakup. I did my best to help raise my sisters and get my dad through the worst of it. I continued to go to church on my own in a non-denominational Christian community, where I had supportive friends that helped me stay out of trouble for the most part. I went to a good college on a scholarship for a semester but had to leave shortly thereafter due to family financial difficulties. I then moved to Arizona to try to start over on my own. I went to school, got a good job, bought a house, joined the LDS Church, broke up with a boy, lost the good job, and ended up back home near my family. I began working in commercial construction and studying to be an interior designer- my dream job since I was a little girl. I met my husband in a Church singles ward. We were married in the San Diego Temple, and have a baby on the way. The baby will be born in Chicago, a long way away from our families. We will be there as my husband furthers his education and I continue my business. I am twenty-seven years old, I love music and architecture, I play the viola, and I can't wait to be a mom! I feel blessed to have experienced all that I have in my life so far. I know that my Heavenly Father has a plan for me, and when I choose to follow it, good things happen.

Why I am a Mormon

I met my best friend in first grade. We loved to be together all the time, and spent more time at her family's house than at mine. There was something different about her family and their home. It was warmer than mine somehow, but I didn't realize why for a very long time. Her parents were so kind to me and to their children. Her mom seemed so cheerful, organized, and loving. Her dad would come from work so happy to see us. The 'sparkle' I saw in her family, I realize now, was the love of Jesus Christ. I was drawn to the Mormon kids in high school. They knew how to have fun, but did so without drinking, staying out too late, doing drugs, or putting other people down. They were happier and more pleasant to be around than other kids. I wanted to live like them, and have their values and morals, so I went to Church with them a few times. Everyone was so nice and welcoming, and I was always glad I went. My Mormon friends had families that were the same way- welcoming and always kind. They probably saw that I needed a little extra love in my life, and treated me like one of their own. When I had to leave college and start over, I was not in a good place. I was always searching for something to make me truly happy. I found fun and excitement in my new friends and activities, but never true joy. After I had lived in Arizona for a couple of years, I met (again!?) some LDS friends, and my life started to change. I could see that something was different about them- good different. I wanted what they had. I learned from one of my friends that in order to be a member of the Church, Mormons become baptized, and in order to be baptized, I had to learn some things first. I submitted a request online for the LDS missionaries to contact me. I listened to their lessons, and I was baptized within a few weeks. Why am I a Mormon? I want my family to be truly happy like ones I know. I have seen how the Gospel changes peoples' lives- and I don't want anyone I love to be without it!

How I live my faith

I love the innocence and sweet spirits I see in the children I work with. Over the past couple of years I have had the opportunity to teach Sunday School to children ages eight to twelve. What a fun age group! Since I am relatively new to the teachings of the Church, I love re-learning "the basics". The kids teach me so much more than I could ever teach them!