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Hi I'm Kelly

I am a mom of 5, a wife, love to scrapbook, read and play with my kids. My 6yr old just became a cancer survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a convert to the LDS church, of 21 years. I grew up as a Catholic. I like to read, scrapbook, write books, sew, quilt, dance, do arts and crafts, play with my kids, sports, boating and skiing. I am a mom of 5 kids, one who just became a cancer survivor. I have been through many trials, from victim of rumors to serious illnesses and even job loss. Through my faith I have been able to get through them all and be a stronger more spiritual person. I know that all trials make us better if we turn to God and not from Him. I was able to get through my son's Cancer because I knew that no matter the outcome, it was the Lord's will and that our family would be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't like to read much, but when the missionaries gave me a copy of the Book of Mormon, and asked me to pray about it, I said ok. I thought it was going to take me a long time to read a book like that and so I would never have to pray about it. However, as I started to read it, I couldn't put it down. I was somehow relating to every word it was saying. I even turned down phone calls so I could keep reading, and as a twenty year old, that is amazing. It took me about a month or so to read it and then I knew I had to pray about it. I did pray,and I felt good, but nothing exciting happened, I mean no bolt of lightning, or anything, so I dismissed it. About a week later, while I was in bed, I felt a strong need to pray about it again. This time when I prayed, I specifically asked that I would know for sure if it was true as if it was, I wanted to do his will, but I didn't want to go against my father if it wasn't. As I was saying amen, I heard someone, clear as day, say "you know it's true, and you know what to do!" I opened my eyes and no one was there. My parents were sound asleep, and when I went back to my room, I felt peaceful and tears fell from my eyes. I knew it was true, so I called the missionaries and asked them to baptize me. My life has been full of blessings ever since. I know that Heavenly Father and Jesus are real. I know they love us and watch over us. I know that families are eternal, not just for this life. I know that we have a living Prophet on the earth today, President Thomas S. Monson. I know that Jesus died for my sins and that I can repent from my mistakes and grow closer to Him. I know Jesus is the Christ, my Savior, Redeemer, brother and my friend!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday, by trying to choose the right in all that I do. I am a homemaker and teach my children how to be Christ like, by reading the scriptures daily, holding a family night every week, where we have a short spiritual lesson, activity and snack; we bless all our meals and pray at least twice a day, if not more. I teach my kids to prayer whenever they need help from the Lord, no matter where they are. We give service to those around us, daily, from dinners to those that are sick or carpooling, taking care of others needs when they have trouble meeting them. Our family stays away from things that can be addicting and refrains from bad language. We do not judge other people, and look for the best in all those we see and meet. We stay active in sports, music and theater, and do our best to be "good sports" when in competitions. I am the secretary to the Primary age children in our ward. I am in charge of taking attendance, assigning the kids a day to give a talk on a gospel subject in Primary, or a scripture, or prayer. I help make sure we have teachers for each class and help to assign which lessons are taught on which Sundays, for each year. I love to see the kids when they are out of church as well. The primary kids are from age 3 to 12 and they have such amazing insights of the ways to be more like Jesus. Our family is the happiest when we are doing things together, especially things that reflect the Savior, like service or attending church. My husband an I try to attend the Temple every month as it helps us to find peace in our lives as we reflect upon the teachings of the Savior. We try to bring our kids there often so they can feel the peace and love of the Savior while on the Temple Grounds. I volunteer at the kids schools and help out in the community where needed. I have coached some of my kids sports teams, and done community clean-up events. We love being actively involved in our community.