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Hi I'm Christina

I'm an Army wife, a busy business owner, a grad student, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy Army wife, business owner, and graduate student. During the day, I work as an ophthalmology technician, and in the evenings, I help my husband run our martial arts school of 150+ students. In what little time I have left in my crazy busy schedule, I'm working toward my Master of Business Administration with an emphasis in healthcare administration. No children yet, but maybe in the near future. In our free time, my husband and I love to watch all kinds of movies and browse antique stores (but not at the same time!). I love making flower arrangements for weddings, organizing and decorating my house, and making delicious & elegant desserts. I LOVE to sing. I'm a performer at heart. If you give me a microphone, a stage, and a large audience, I will sing my heart out. I have sung for film director Spike Lee in New York, and I've performed at Disney World. I originally went to college after high school to study vocal music performance until I realized that it wasn't my passion to teach vocal music, and I was interested in becoming a performer, but it was a long hard road I was not willing to take at the sacrifice of becoming a wife and mother. I changed majors, and I now hold a bachelor's degree in journalism with an emphasis in PR and advertising. One day when I finish my master's degree, and after my future children are a little older, I'm considering going to law school or getting a doctorate in business.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon because of the sense and peace it brings to this beautiful life. I find great comfort in knowing that we have a loving Heavenly Father who sent us to this Earth so we can learn and grow and then return to live with him someday. I had the privilege of growing up as a Mormon because both of my parents also grew up Mormon. I know I'm lucky to have always had that as a part of my life, but since I've never known life without the gospel, I sometimes I think other people who converted later in life are more lucky because they've experienced what life is like without the gospel and they know how much more beautiful life is with it. I think it's simply beautiful to know that we can be with our families for eternity. When my husband was on his first deployment since we were married, my friend asked me how I could do that...how I could stand to be without my husband for a whole year and possibly never see him again. I told her that I knew everything would be ok because I had great faith in his training, skills, and abilities, but also because I have great faith in our Heavenly Father's plan...and that heaven forbid, if we should never see each other again in this life, I knew we'd be ok and we'd see each other in the next life because we were married and sealed for time and all eternity in the Lord's holy temple. Also, it's wonderful to know that wherever we might be in the world, we will always have a local congregation (a Ward) to call family. Whenever my husband is deployed, my Ward is so wonderfully supportive of both of us, and they look out for me while my husband is away. I know I have someone there if I need anything while he is away.

How I live my faith

I currently serve in the young women's organization in my ward where I work with the 16-17 year old girls. I love working with these beautiful young ladies as they prepare to go off to college and become successful adults. I attend church every Sunday, teaching these great girls, and sometimes I have the privilege to attend mid-week activities with the girls. In our business, we work hard to make a wonderful, safe atmosphere for families. Swearing is never tolerated in our business, and if someone swears, we ask them kindly to cease or leave.