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Hi I'm Kae

I'm a wife. I'm a homeschooling mom of 7. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My family and my faith are the most important things in my life. I have a wonderful husband and 7 terrific children ages 2 yrs. to 15 yrs. I teach them at home and love it!... most of the time! :) It is a wonderful thing to learn together and to see the spark of understanding light up the eyes of one of my own children. I love working side by side with my family on projects, going on bike rides together, and singing together. I love reading aloud to my children, going on walks with them and playing games with them. My husband and my children are my life, my joy, my jewels. In what little free time I have left I enjoy gardening. We just bought a home on 2.5 acres with lots of pine trees. It's a beautiful place and I feel blessed to be here. I am trying to grow both vegetables and flowers, but the deer are waging war on my garden. Between them and the grasshoppers, I feel I am fighting a losing battle. I'm learning a lot, though, and will be ready for them next season! I love home design as well and spend time imaging my 40 year old home as it COULD be. One day it might be as nice as it is in my mind's eye!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was a child, my parents taught me both by precept and example to follow Jesus Christ. I grew up as a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. As I got older, I realized that I needed to know for myself whether or not the things I had always been taught were true and whether this was how I wanted to live my life. I wasn't even able to verbalize my question to my Heavenly Father before I had the 'loudest' thought come into my head. "You already know it's true". It was an important moment for me. I realized that I had always known that Jesus Christ lives, that He loves me and that this is His church. I know that God speaks to men today; both to me personally and to a prophet. This realization came with a commitment to better live my life as He would have me do and to serve His children. Since then, I have had many experiences with the Spirit of the Lord and have had my knowledge that He lives and loves me strengthened, especially through the experience of bringing each of our children into the world. I feel the Lord so strongly by my side as a new child is born to our family. That experience brings to my mind the pain that my Savior willingly endured to bring ME life. I think of the deep love that He must have to do that. Each time my love for Him has increased. As I became a wife and then a mother, my gratitude for the teaching that families can be forever has grown. What a blessing to know that I can be with those I love so much after this life! That knowledge motivates me to live to be worthy of that blessing and brings me so much peace. I am a member of this church because it brings me peace and direction. Understanding God's plan for me gives me purpose and eases my fears. I know where to turn as I face hardships in my life. I know I am not alone, there is One who has gone before for the sole purpose of helping me return to Him. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and I am so grateful for His life, His sacrifice and His love.

How I live my faith

I feel strongly that a tremendous part of God's plan for His children includes families. While I have a bachelor's degree and many outside interests, I have willingly and gladly given this part of my life to raising children to love and serve our fellow man, our communities and our God. I also try to make service to those around me a part of my life as I believe Christ would do. I teach a class of 5 and 6 year olds every Sunday at church. I love to share the truths of the gospel with them. Each month I also visit 2 women who attend my congregation to share a brief spiritual message and to help them when there is a need. I have brought meals or helped clean when there is a birth, or a move or an illness. I feel I can always do more, but I try to recognize the needs of those around me and to meet those needs if I can. I am so weak, but each day I try to be better and with the help of the Lord, I know I can be.