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Hi I'm Roxie

I am from Arizona, I am a mother to four AMAZING children and the wife to one FANTASTIC man. And, I am a MORMON!

About Me

I grew up in a family where my mom was Mormon and my dad was not. We were well-loved and well cared for. My mom is an amazing woman....an outstanding example of what a leader, mother and friend should be. The way I chose to lead my life I owe in most part, to an angel mother. I attended BYU and ASU, graduating with a degree in accounting and psychology. I met and married a wonderful man almost 18 years ago while running track in college and we are now busy raising four successful, happy children. I love to work out, participate in sports, be with my family, serve others, laugh with my girlfriends, read, travel, and go out on dates with my hubby. I love having a clean home (not always easy with 4 kids) and I love watching my kids excel in school and sports. I am eternally grateful to a spouse who has worked hard our entire marriage so that I have always been able to stay home with our children. Nothing else in life makes me happier than to serve my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as Mormon, but knew deep down inside long ago that I would NEVER be happy any other way. I love what the Gospel brings to my life - the wonderful people I associate with, the strong shared family values, the knowledge that my family is indeed a "forever" family, the close relationship I share with my fellow ward members, and the love the Gospel instills in each of us for all of mankind. Ever part of who I am is founded in the teachings of the Gospel and I am forever grateful for that! I cherish the knowledge I have that my Savior lived and died for ME and that if I continue to live up to the covenants I have made, that I will have the opportunity to embrace Him again one day, with my forever family by my side. What else could a mother ask for in life? I am grateful that when my children come to me with questions about birth, life, death, and heaven, that I know in my heart that the answers I share with them are true and wonderful. I am most especially grateful that the relationships I spend my earth-life developing and cultivating, will continue forever in the eternities. I cannot imagine the despair our little family would feel if we didn't know that we would see my mother-in-law again someday. She left this earthly existence way too early - Heaven needed an true Angel I guess. Two of my children never had the chance to know her on this earth, but I eagerly await the day that they each jump into her loving arms and experience all of what "Grandma Kathy" is! She lives on and I love that. I know I am not always a perfect person, but I am so grateful that I am a Mormon and have the knowledge that Christ understands that and atoned for my sins so that I can try day after day to become the best person.......the person He knows I can become.

How I live my faith

I have loved serving in various areas in our ward. I have had the opportunity over the years to teach my fellow sisters in the Gospel, to serve and teach the children, and to love and guide the youth ages 12-18. I love that we are able to serve and learn in so many different capacities. I never have time to get bored in my service and I am constantly learning and growing as I strive to lead and guide as I have been asked by my leaders. Currently, I am serving as the committee chair for our Ward Communications Committee. This is a new calling for me and a newer calling in the Church and I am anxious and excited to fulfill it. I am in charge of setting up the Ward Website, photo directory, master email list for announcements, and many other tasks. The calling offers a lot of room for growth and I love that. I also love to meet my neighbors and be a part of our local community. Our children participate in local sports and musical events and we love to be active in local politics and events. We love our little town and are proud of what it is becoming as it grows. I love being friends with other Mormons as well as the many wonderful members of other faiths I have met and associate with daily.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Roxie
We dress just like the rest of our neighbors only we strive to be modest everywhere that we go. For our Sunday services, we typically wear our best clothing. For women and girls, that means a modest dress or skirt and nice shoes. For men and boys, it typically means dress slacks, a white shirt and tie, and many times, a suit. We celebrate most national holidays depending on where we live. We focus on Easter and Christmas as the two events and most signify and remind us of the birth and resurrection of our Savior Jesus Christ. Show more Show less