Hi I'm Kelli
I am a Navy wife, a SAHM to two boys, a daughter, a sister, a friend, and I'm a Mormon.
My name is Kelli. I am a stay at home mom to two adorable little boys. We spend our days discovering new and fun things and learning from each other. Being a mom is the most fun and most important thing I have ever done, but it's not ALL I do. I am learning to sew and enjoying making gifts for my sons' friends. I blog regularly, this helps our family and friends all over the country stay abreast of what we've been up to as a family. I love to cook and find joy in mastering new skills and learning new techniques (but I'll admit, I'm happy to just make a casserole or spaghetti for dinner on our crazier days). As a Navy wife who has moved back and forth across the country several times I have found that I am so grateful that I am able to go to church and be surrounded by my sisters in the gospel no matter where we live. I am so grateful for a church that is the same and full of truth no matter where we live.
I grew up in the LDS church. My parents are Mormons, as are their parents...in fact, we have family that trekked from Scotland all the way to Utah in the 1800s, but that isn't why I believe, that isn't why the LDS church and the gospel are so important to me now... I wasn't always the best "Mormon", I made mistakes and it took me a few years to get my life back on track. In the midst of those mistakes, I discovered that I wasn't happy, and as I searched and prayed, I was led back to the gospel of my youth. A place where I knew I could find happiness, and guess what? I did! I am happier than I have ever been, I have a wonderful husband, two gorgeous little boys and I find peace in my Savior. I have seen the other side, and while their might be fleeting moments of enjoyment there, there is no real JOY without the Savior, without the Gospel. I have prayed, I have studied, I have shed tears for my transgressions. I wanted joy in my life and I have found that joy in the gospel of the Church. I know that my Redeemer lives, I know that he knows me, I know that he already suffered all the pains and discomforts that I sometimes feel overwhelmed by and that when I lean on him, when I apply the healing power of the atonement in my life I can let go of the pain and discomfort, my trials can seem light to me because of the strength of the Lord. I know that Jesus is the Christ. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the same gospel, the same teachings, that Jesus Christ himself put into place when he walked the earth in his mortal body. I know that the priesthood we have access to in the Church is the same priesthood by which Jesus and his apostles performed the miracles of old, and I know that that priesthood power to perform miracles exists on the earth today. I know that He can work miracles in your life, in your heart, if you will let him and you, too, can find joy in this life and eternity.
It's not easy to be a quiet example to others, to be mindful of your words and your actions, but right now that is the key way that I am living my faith everyday. I am lucky to be a part of a community (the military) where "Mormons" are unusual (to say the least) and I am working hard to be an example to the people we meet and are friends with that our brand of "unusual" is kind of fun and comes with true joy. A big part of our religion is a focus on family. I am blessed to be able to stay at home with my children and I am enjoying the lessons we are able to teach each other everyday. When I became a mom I didn't know just how all encompassing that could be and I certainly didn't know that it would bring out the best in me. I know that families can be eternal, that our callings as parents are divine and I am working hard to live up to and fulfill that calling every moment.