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Hi I'm Casey

I'm a wife and mother of three. I tutor math and science. I love to explore the outdoors with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I often tell people I love my life. No I'm not rich, or perfect, nor do I have everything I could ever want, but I am happy; really happy. I have a husband who is a partner in raising our three hilarious children. Being a mom is probably the hardest thing I have ever done, but it is also the most fulfilling. Before I had children I taught middle school science and math. I still manage to find time to substitute teach and tutor both subjects. As a family we love to get outdoors and explore the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. Weekends often find us hiking, biking, camping, riding quads, boating or going on some adventure or another. Our yard may not be weed free, but our family is building memories to last a lifetime.

Why I am a Mormon

My road to becoming a Mormon started with my husband. I was 16 years old and it was a classic story of girl meets boy, girl likes boy, boy's mom invites girl to church. Ok, it took a few years of her asking, but I finally went. I never felt as accepted and loved as I did when I went to the LDS church for the first time. Not too long after going for the first time I found the missionaries at my door and was soon baptized. An overwhelming sense of peace and purpose came over me when I read the Book of Mormon for the first time and when I prayed about its truthfulness. My testimony of the truthfulness of the gospel was strengthened as I applied the teachings of Christ to my life through my college years. Being away from home for the first time, I was so grateful that I knew there was a purpose in life and I could find guidance from my heavenly father for decisions big and small. Now the gospel brings me hope on the hard days of raising a family. It helps me to find joy in the good days. We may not get it perfect every day, but we have a lifetime to continue to apply the teachings of the Savoir. I’ve seen the power of repentance in my life. I’ve felt the comfort of the Spirit when I was suffering both physically and mentally. I have received answers to my prayers. I have felt the reassurance that my efforts with my children and my husband will pay off in the years to come. I am happy because my Heavenly Father prompts me to see the blessings each day has to offer and I heed those promptings. I’m a Mormon because it brings my life direction, peace and joy.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being a good example to those around me, especially my children. When I am praying, reading the scriptures regularly and keeping the covenants I committed to at baptism, I am able to show my children how important the Savior is to me. Right now I am often finding teachable moments with my children. I help them to understand how Christ's teachings can be applied in their lives. I help them to identify the feelings of the Holy Ghost prompting them, or when a prayer might be in order or why we should always treat others with kindness. These simple lessons not only build their faith, they reaffirm mine. Over the years of my church membership it was often my privilege to teach children of all ages each Sunday. I was constantly amazed by their pure faith and love of the Savior. Currently I have the opportunity to teach and discuss the basics of the Gospel of Christ with the adult women of the church. While I am technically serving while teaching, it is a great blessing to me. I learn and am inspired greatly as I prepare my lessons. Then each time I teach I feel the spirit as women share their stories and experiences with the group. My faith is strengthened each time I am able to serve in the Lord’s church.