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Hi I'm Christine

I grew up in Connecticut. I am a mom, a pianist, and a lawyer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

In the first two-and-a-half years of marriage, my husband and I had two little boys. My days are filled primarily with bottles and sippy cups, kisses, diapers, and laundry. I love to cook and to eat. I especially love ice cream. Before motherhood, I was a lawyer. I still am, but it takes a back seat. Before lawyering, I was a missionary in Canada, and before that a piano performance major. Besides ice cream and other food, I love books, skiing, broadway, and quilting. I married into a love of sports.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because here I find truth. I know God lives, I know He love us, and I know Jesus Christ is the Savior of us all. I have seen the hand of God in my life as I have prayed for His help and guidance. I know the Book of Mormon teaches the truths of the Gospel. In that book, these truths are clearly and beautifully explained. Its words carry the weight and feeling of truth. In the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I can find everything I need to make sense of life. I am grateful to know, through the teachings of this Church, that my family is an eternal unit. I believe that our Father in Heaven put us here in families to help us understand our divine nature, as His children. I see eternity in the love I share with my husband and in the perfection of my babies' loving gazes. I am glad to understand that the love I feel in my family is not a merely mortal experience but an eternal one, and indeed, a glimpse into Heavenly Father's perfect love and plan for us.

How I live my faith

I go to Church with my family every Sunday. Membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides many opportunities for service. During recent years, I have had a variety of different responsibilities within my congregation, including as a choir director for a choir made up of volunteers from the congregation, as a teacher of the Gospel to young women ages 14-15, as an organist for Sunday meetings, and as an organizer of Relief Society meetings, in which the adult women of the congregation get together to learn various skills, strengthen their understanding of the Gospel, and develop friendships with each other. I have come to love the people that I have met and worked with in fulfilling these responsibilities. I have developed my own talents in ways that I would not have otherwise. I have learned about and grown closer to God.