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Hi I'm Christy

I live in Colorado. My husband & I started a Robotics Team for the local high school last year and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of 3. My life is all about my kids! My oldest son hast just been called to serve a mission in Argentina and will be leaving in July. This past year, my husband & I had a BLAST starting up and coaching a VEX robotics team for our middle son. Last but, certainly not least, I have a beautiful daughter. After not growing and running a 101 temp every night for 3 years, she was finally diagnosed with Crohn's. The Doctors have told us it's a very severe case, as she has multiple ulcers throughout her entire GI tract. My husband and I try to stay positive for her, spend a BUNCH of money at Children's Hospital every other month, and find great joy when she's actually hungry and eats! She's back in school now, and wants to be 6 feet, 2 inches tall some day. As a family, we enjoy camping, hiking, and especially skiing together. Our kids are also very musical and many nights, you'll find them trying to figure out an arrangement for saxophone, trumpet, violin, and piano. Although it can be comical, it's a joy to listen to!

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know how I would get through this life without my faith! When my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's, it was a life-changing experience for me. You know it's never good news when the doctor has tears in his eyes as he's showing you the havoc a disease has wreaked on your daughter's health. We've helped our daughter through taking large doses of steroids, feeding tubes, and now IV infusions every other month. Through all of this, I've felt the Lord's influence as he's guided and directed my husband and I to make decisions which would be most beneficial to our daughter. Currently, my daughter's on 2 medicines, which, include a warning from the FDA, that when taken together by an adolescent, with Crohn's, can cause a deadly Cancer. Granted, it's a small chance, but, it's still scary. It took a month of fasting and praying before my husband and I finally agreed to this course of treatment. What I finally came to realize was my daughter's life was in the Lord's hands and I had to have faith that she would get better. In fact, all our lives are in his hands. With our Heavenly Father's help, we can face the challenges life presents and become better people for it. Our faith is strengthened, and we're able to take on even bigger challenges to help those around us. I don't need to be sad, in fact, I've seen reasons to be extremely grateful. I'm grateful for every day I get to spend with my husband and children. I'm grateful my daughter is doing better and can be back at school. I'm grateful I followed a Prophet's counsel to stay out of debt, so, we can afford my daughter's treatment. I'm even grateful I learned how to garden and preserve food, because that also benefits my daughter's health. I'm definitely taking on more challenges now and I'm more happy because my Heavenly Father has helped me through all of this. The only way I've been able to do it, is because I know I'm a daughter of God and I know he has a plan for me. I know this because I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I need more hours in the day!!!! I'm currently serving as Girl's Camp Director and trying to plan an amazing camp experience for young women ages 12 - 18. This includes fundraising, camp certification requirements, and of course, spiritual experiences. How can you not feel closer to our Heavenly Father when you're camping among his creations? My husband and I also started a VEX Robotics team. We competed all over the state of Colorado and the kids on the team placed in the top 10 at every tournament. The kids are amazing to work with. We love seeing the designs they come up with and their desire to improve and better their skills and knowledge. As a side effort to starting the robotics team, we had to come up with money, so, I've also become a bit of a grant writer. We were able to get $10,000 for the school last year, (most of that went to the STEM program) and I think they expect me to do the same this year - no stress, I'll just be saying LOTS of prayers! I'm also planning on serving as a "ma" at a Pioneer Trek activity. My husband and I have been assigned 8 youth who become our "family" for 4 days, while we follow the trail the Mormon pioneers took as they journeyed to Utah. We'll be dressed in pioneer clothes, pulling handcarts, and walking 16 miles - much better than the 1,500 miles the pioneers had to walk! It should be a lot of fun and help us gain a better appreciation for the sacrifice and testimony of our ancestors. In my spare time, I drive my daughter all over to take lessons and compete in Irish dance competitions (Feis). Sometimes, the local competitions are scheduled on Sunday. Our family believes strongly in keeping the commandments, even "keeping the Sabbath day holy". Rather than competing on Sunday, my daughter will skip the Feis, or we'll end up driving out to Utah, Wyoming, or somewhere else where one is being held on a Saturday.