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Hi I'm Cindi

I'm a Mormon convert of 39 years, wife to a pediatric neurosurgeon, mother of 2 PhD's and 1 MD, and grandmother to 8.

About Me

I am a mother to 3 wonderful children, a wife of 35 years, a grandmother to 8 darling children. Through the years I have volunteered at our children's schools, the American Red Cross, the YMCA, and the 2002 SLC Olympics. I've taught swimming, studied karate, started an investment club, taken classes at the community colleges, engaged in knitting, tatting, sewing, quilting, heirloom sewing, machine embroidery, tole painting, scrapbooking, family history, singing in choirs and reading. My biggest love is serving others. My greatest trial throughout my life has been clinical depression. With the help of Heavenly Father, the Gospel of Jesus Christ, my ward family, my own family and professional help I have been able to live a satisfying, happy, and productive life.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in the shadow of the Colorado Rockies instilled in me a deep and solid knowledge that here was a God. My parents took my sisters and me to different churches throughout our youth and I learned to love the Bible and its teachings.Reading the Bible I came to know and love Jesus Christ as my Savior and God's Son. It is what gave me hope through my parent's divorce, re-marriages, their struggles with alcoholism and psychological disorders. In college I began looking for a church knowing that Christ's church had to be somewhere on the earth.When the Missionaries came to my door my first thought was "What took you so long". I was baptized 6 months later and was off to BYU the next year. There I met my-husband-to be, graduated 2 1/2 years later, and married the next year in the Idaho Falls Temple. I am a Mormon because I know that this is the Restored Church of Jesus Christ. The Church is as He established in his day with the added enlightenment that living Prophets give us today. It is centered on Christ and the family. First our individual families, next our ward families, our community families, our worldwide families and how we love and serve them. The Church and the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ has helped me in so many ways. The greatest one is it helped me raise 3 incredible children with strong testimonies of the Gospel. I am now enjoying watching them raise their own families in the Church.

How I live my faith

I teach the nursery children songs on Sunday and help them work the wiggles out and learn reverence. I also go with my husband to several families' homes each month to check on their well being and leave a spiritual message with them. I do the same with a friend and check on several women in our ward each month. If they need anything we take care of them.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

Because of this knowledge that the restored gospel has brought into my life I have found the joy I was seeking. When I was investigating the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints my friends commented that I wouldn't be any fun any more. On the contrary. I have had more good clean, wholesome fun since I have been a member of the Savior's restored Church than I ever did before. This is soley because I live the way the Savior has taught as well as our modern-day prophets. I have an individual and ward family who supports and loves me and I them. Activities abound within each church unit. I have people to serve at church and in the community. This service in turn returns to me a feeling of joy and wellbeing. Living my religion is the best way to be happy and influence the lives of others. Show more Show less