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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a Mormon. I am a wife, a homemaker, a mother, a sister, a grandmother and a volunteer who loves to cook, read and travel.

About Me

I am the oldest of six children and then had six children of my own who have blessed my life with twenty-nine grandchildren. I graduated from college with a BA in English and I love reading books and giving them for gifts. I belong to two book clubs and am often listening to a recorded one and reading another one. I have kept a list of all that I have given my grandchildren through the years, which is currently 976 titles, of which many times each family has a copy. Then there's the list of 260 Christmas titles which each child received the first part of December. I do enjoy lots of over things: cooking, gardening, fresh canned peaches and apple butter, friends, symphonies, traveling, art shows, quilting, antiques roadshow, and many more.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was quite young I knew this church was true, for I had many experiences that made my life happy. I loved the family time we had that was centered around the activities of the church. I knew that living the precepts of the Gospel helped me feel safe and secure. I wanted the eternal blessings that we are promised and I realized that in order for my life to be rich and full, I must strive to live the principles that our Savior has given us. There was no other way my husband and I could have raised our children to reach their potential without the Gospel of Jesus Christ in our home. I know that meeting the challenges of this life successfully requires some help beyond ourselves. Through faith and prayer we receive guidance and inspiration to accomplish the Lord's plan for us on this earth. The scriptures and modern day prophets give us a pattern to follow. I am so grateful to have be born into a Mormon family and to have raised one of my own.

How I live my faith

I was privileged to be a stay-at-home mom which to me has been a wonderful career. I have learned numerous skills from parenting to planning healthy meals, from sewing to scrapbooking, from teaching classes to organizing events as I've participated in our women's organization, and held positions of responsibility within the church. I love that I'm continually learning how to be sensitive to the needs of others, whether they are 18 months (in the nursery) or 80 years old (that I visit once a month). I enjoy a volunteer job I've had answering calls on a family support line for Families First of Colorado. I have the privilege of working in the Temple once a week, and I love attending an adult education class where we study the scriptures. As I read the scriptures to prepare for this class or our Sunday School lesson, I realize how much more there is to learn, for I am always finding a new application or insight.