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Hi I'm Chris

I'm a happy wife, mother of five, grandmother of twelve, a cancer survivor, and a Mormon.

About Me

It's great to be alive and each day I celebrate the good I see around me. I am a cancer survior and look at each day as a gift. I love the outdoors and become renewed with each breath of fresh air while taking in the beauty of God's creation. Walking, swimming, playing outdoors with grandchildren in all seasons are some of my favorite things. Taking in the vastness of this beautiful earth puts things in perspective for me in a way nothing else can. I know I'm a part of something extraordinary on this earth, and love being with people. I also have the gift of a long lasting marriage with a husband, children and grandchildren who I adore.

Why I am a Mormon

The greatest decison I made other than choosing a spouse, was to become a Mormon. No matter what comes my way I feel I'm on solid ground with the teachings of Jesus Christ as my foundation. I suppose the one thing that caught my attention was the eternal nature of man/woman and that we are all related as children of God. We are all in this together trying to make sense of life and it's many challenges. The gospel of Jesus Christ puts clarity of why I am here and where I am going. Each time I see, read, or hear of a tragic event, I feel deep sorrow, yet, within me is an abiding hope of a better tomorrow. So being a Mormon, a follower of Christ, has changed me for the better and expanded my heart to love others and get outside of myself and give back. I'm grateful for the choice I made to become a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon gives me great opportunities to get out of my comfort zone. I love being a part of a church community who shares a commom love and belief in Jesus Christ while serving and giving to others. Right now I work with the women in my congregation to strengthen families, seek out those in need and give relief and assistance. I also support my community as a volunteer with an ovarian cancer support group and teach third year medical students in training. As part of a pannel of cancer survivors, I tell my story and instruct on awareness, early detection and prevention of ovarian cancer. I try to make a difference and give of myself to lift and help others as much as I can. One thing that has made an impact on me was caring for my father while he was in a nursing home. As I visited regularly, I became friends with the residents there and loved getting to know people of all walks of life, facing the final years of their life, and sharing laughter and smiles, even in the most difficult circumstances. This to me is living my faith, sharing hope and light with others, a day at a time.