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Hi I'm Krysta

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a (29) 37 year old wife and mother of six children. My youngest son just started kindergarten and I recently started working out of the home. It is the adventure of my life to run a household. I recently experienced two life changing miracles in my life. First, my then 4 year old daughter drowned in our friends pool. She was in ICU for five days and recovery for eight more. She is alive and perfect. Two months after, I had brain surgery because of a wake board accident. (It was my first time). That was the summer of miracles for our family. I love to ride horses and I love the ocean and I love going on vacatioin with my family. I hate doing laundry and dishes, only beacuse its never done!

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to have a great childhood, growing up in the high desert of California. My dad was a construction worker and my mom took care of everything else. We didn't have alot of money, but I was happy with what I had. It wasn't until later in my life when I was a senior in high school that I wanted to know for myself if the church was really true. I had gone to church for years and I would pray and casually read the Book of Mormon. In times of trial, my parents would always turn to prayer and say " Trust the Lord, He always knows best." So having their example helped me choose to turn to God whenever things got hard in my life. So over a few months I read the entire book of mormon from start to finish. I also asked in prayer for Heavenly Father to please help me to know if it is true. I knew because of the way I felt in my heart. I was happy. It wasn't until our "summer of miracles" that I was truly tested. As my daughter was laying in her hospital bed with tubes to make her breathe and pump her heart. I was very angry. I told God that He will not take my child away from me. That she is mine and I want her here with me, no matter how she turns out. I would not have it any other way. As the days went on God massaged my heart and patience. Slowly I came to the conclusion that God would be the one to decide what happens to my child. I told him that I trust His decision. The hardest thing I have ever done. I turned her outcome over to Him and felt so peaceful about it. His kindness to me and our family has been overwhelming and because He gave her to me, she is truly a gift. I do often wonder how I would be had I not gotten what I wanted.

How I live my faith

The church gives everyone a job to do. To contribute and use our God given talents. In my case, it was to teach me patience. When I was put in charge of a group of girls ages 12-18. There were 40 girls that needed to feel welcomed and loved when they came to church and to our weekly activities. Being with those girls was a highlight of my life. To see how they serve each other, and others through organized service was awesome. My ultimate goal was to have unity between the girls. They would work so hard and to this day I keep in touch with some of them. They have families of their own and are achieving a higher education. I know it's because of the way they love God and Jesus Christ. My happiness comes when I obey the commandments. Doing what Heavenly Father wants me to do is not always easy for me, but I am trying my hardest because I love Him and I seriously owe Him!