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Hi I'm Christy

I am a mom to 3 kids, one of whom has Spina Bifida. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have three kids, ranging from a teen to a toddler. I love theatre, music, classic literature, BBC movies, sewing, and painting toes. A little bit of everything I guess! My husband works and I stay at home making things run smoothly. I speak a little Spanish. I have a son with Spina Bifida, he cannot walk and has various other health concerns, but gets along well in school and with friends. We spend a lot of time at doctor appointments. It has become routine and although sometimes it is overwhelming, I feel like I am given the strength I need to get through day by day. Most days are normal/great days. I really enjoy being home, doing all of the things that make the home homey, like cooking great food. I succeed with that on occasion! I would like to learn how to cook very well. I really like blogging and am learning more about photography. As a family we lived in Mexico for almost four years, and really enjoyed that. I feel like I have changed as a person because of seeing more of the world and the different ways people do things.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a Mormon home. I now actively participate in the church by choice. I have found that my knowledge of the gospel and my Savior have helped me to bear many burdens. It gives me an understanding of who I am and what I am doing on the earth. I know that the good it brings into my life when I am following its teachings is real. I know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture with teachings that apply to us. The gospel makes my life make sense. There aren't always easy answers as to why a particular challenge comes my way, but when I am living so that I can be guided by the Holy Ghost, I make better choices and am a happier, more stable person. I love this gospel, and I love my Savior.

How I live my faith

Currently I am the Primary music leader. I lead the singing and teach songs about our beliefs. This is a fun time for kids ages 3-12, when they can sing and play and have fun as well as feel the Spirit through the inspired words of the songs. I love this calling. Another beautiful thing about our faith is the Visiting Teaching program. Each woman in the ward has two other women assigned to watch over, befriend, and help them. They are asked to visit at least one time each month. This is a great way to be in touch with people and assures that everyone has friends and support. I grew up going on these visits with my mom, who was a great example to me. I love actively participating in my ward, it has really helped me get to know people in this area. It has also made me realize further what an inspired program we have for the women. We are taught of our worth and value on a constant basis. I feel that the LDS church values women to the utmost extent.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Christy
I have never participated in any organization that makes me feel more of worth than the LDS church. We are respected, valued, and loved. We also believe and are taught to value the role of men in our lives and how when men and women work together, great things can be accomplished. Show more Show less