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Hi I'm Cindy

I grew up around Seattle, I love gardens, and I don't mind the rain. I'm a mom and a grandma and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a very happy life. I have 5 exceptional kids with the additional blessing of 2 sons in law, a really great husband and 2 beautiful grandbabies. We have lived in our Kirkland home for over 25 years and have been married for over 30! We love being together as a family and our kids would tell you they find their best friends at home. I believe being a family with these people is one of the reasons life is so good. I work in the financial industry. I am involved with trading in the stock market. It is fast and furious - always very interesting and unpredictable. I have been doing this work since 2005. I really love the challenge and the high-speed. I am a devoted reader of classical literature. I love to walk and be outside in my garden. Both activities may not seem like fun with this area's weather reputation, but as a true Northwesterner, I am not intimidated by the rain. In fact the best weather to walk in is the misty rain. I am a big fan of the sky ¬ the clouds, the sunset, the stars. I am always looking up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to a Mormon family and the ways of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints have always been a part of my family's traditions. But at a certain age everyone must decide if this life style is going to remain a part of their life. I knew by the time I was 15 that my Heavenly Father heard my prayers. He knows me - regular old, unremarkable, everyday me - and I matter to Him and He wants me to pray. It matters to Him what I worry about, what makes me happy, and what's happening in my life. He cares about all these things not becasue they are great in the grand scheme of the world, but solely because He loves me and because He loves me, I matter to Him. I know in my heart that He walks by my side to hold my hand when I am confused and bewildered. I know He buoys me up when my burdens seem so heavy that they will overtake me. I know He is happy when good things happen to me and I am grateful that I never walk alone. I am a Mormon because life is really hard at times and I need the peace that comes from living the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am a Mormon because through the teachings of the Church I know the way back home to my Father in Heaven and I know that I have hope to be with Him once again.

How I live my faith

I teach a Bible study class for high school junior and seniors. We call the class "Seminary". I team teach an amazing group of students 5 days a week at 6:35 AM. We are studying the Old Testament and it is a great way to start the day. I also visit the home of a few lovely women every month. I love to see them and find out what is happening in their lives. I still have a couple teenagers at home, so most of the time I live my faith by trying to be a really great mom. We have a son on a mission in California. I also talk endlessly about the Church to anyone who will listen!

What will the Mormon missionaries talk about when they visit my home?

Our son is currently serving a mission and so I am excited to answer this question. Mormon missionaries will come into your home and teach you about our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Mormons have a strong belief in the role the Savior has in providing a way for us to repent and be worthy to live with our Heavenly Father again. They will tell you about our Father's Plan of Happiness. This Plan will give you the answers to questions like. "where did I come from", "what is the purpose of my life?" and "what happens after we die?". You will learn that it is because our loving Heavenly Father wants to bring us back home to Him that He has developed this Plan. Central to the Plan is the atonement of our Redeemer that provides a way for us to repent. I think you will find the missionaries very helpful in learning more about the purpose of life and how to find more joy and peace. Don't be afraid to give them a call or talk to one of your Mormon friends. Show more Show less