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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife. I am a mother of 6. I am a daughter and friend. I run. I quilt. I cook and bake. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife. I love dating my husband. It's been years since our first date but the dates still continue. I am a mother. I have six amazing children. My oldest leaves for college this school year among mixed emotions for me. The other five children are in school full day so I am defining a new routine for my day. I know that I need to be home for my family and it's challenging making sure I feel good about what I accomplish in a day. I enjoy running. It's a good way to squeeze in some "free" exercise while I get to enjoy being outside. Staying healthy through exercise and eating right are important for me and my family. I love to try new recipes and foods. I bake bread every week. My kids take sandwiches to school everyday on that yummy bread. My family loves fresh bread, rolls, and cookies. I love watching them enjoying healthy foods that I've created. I do like to create things. The hand work - like cross stitch, hardanger, crochet, and embroidery - are easy for me to take with me as I am waiting for kids activities. I like to quilt also but that isn't so easy to carry with me! I like to read. The classics and mysteries are what I read most although I do enjoy other genres.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into an LDS family. I was baptized when I was eight years old. My whole life has been a daily conversion. I see miracles everyday. Most are small, occasionally they are large, but each one testifies to me of the love of our Heavenly Father. When I was eight, my experiences in the LDS church were limited to that of a small child. As I've grown in knowledge both secular and religious I can't deny the power of God here on Earth. Every day I see what goes on around me and my children. I see good things, I see bad things. With the knowledge I have gained through the teachings of the LDS church, I know I have a purpose and I know that God knows me. As I've talked with my siblings, I am in awe of their ability to tackle some very difficult problems. When I was recently talking to one of them, they mentioned they would have had a difficult time doing some of the things I've had to do. I wouldn't want their problems and they wouldn't want mine. God know each one of us as individuals. I love the opportunities the LDS church give me to serve others. I've been participating in service since I was so small it is just a part of me now. It's been wonderful being part of service projects that span the globe. I've been part of projects helping family, neighbors, community, and other nations. It's a physical work, not just a money donation. I'm actually using my own hands to help someone and that makes it more personal for me. I know that God watches over all his children and offers His help through others. It is satisfying to know that I have been an instrument in God's hands.

How I live my faith

I now serve with the cub scouts. I help organize the pack meetings, lead the committee meetings, and arrange the purchase of awards and books. As I've served in the LDS church, I've been given opportunity to work with every age group. Jesus taught that as we serve our fellow man we are serving Him. This is one way that I live my faith, by service. Another way is by living the way I know Jesus would want me to. I keep my body healthy by exercise and eating good foods. I treat others with respect. I attend church each week and participate in home worship. I use respectful language. I am honest. I teach my children right from wrong.