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Hi I'm Kathy

I live in Washington state in a farming community. I am a grandmother of 19 and love my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the blessed wife of a special man who was an attorney (but who should have been a cowboy!), mother of four adult daughters, and grandmother of 19. I enjoy spending time with family, traveling, sewing, reading and holding babies. I love learning, but never graduated from college. I have spent the past 46 years raising girls, supporting my husband, guiding teenage girls in our church youth program, giving service to the women of our congregation, doing some volunteer work in our community, learning about grandsons, and sewing a LOT of prom dresses and pajamas. I love living in the Pacific Northwest of the United States and enjoy going on "adventures" with my retired husband. I am very blessed and I am very grateful for my many blessings. I am continually striving to learn more about Jesus Christ and His love for each of us, and am trying to become more like Him. Some days I am better at this than others. I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were both Mormons so it is the "faith" I have had my entire life. When I was younger, I was involved because it was what my family did. When I went to college I decided that I really needed to know for myself if what I had been taught all my life was right. I read the Book of Mormon, I prayed, I was obedient to the commandments and I observed others around me who were important to me in my life. I knew who the people were that I wanted to emulate and have my life be like theirs. I knew what things made me feel good about myself and what didn't. I prayed to know if the Book of Mormon was the true word of Heavenly Father. The answer was not a bright light, or a spoken word - it came to me as a warm, enveloping feeling that spread throughout body. I felt so good! I knew that I had received the answer to my inquiry. 47 years have passed by and I have continued to read and study to keep my testimony "burning." I have learned that when I falter in life, it is usually directly related to the amount of time that I devote to my spiritual well-being and study. I am a Mormon because I believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God, along side the Bible. I believe that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ appeared to the boy, Joseph Smith, and directed him to re-establish the church of Christ on the earth. I believe that he was given gold plates and translated them into the Book Mormon. I believe we have a prophet on the earth today who is the spokesman to the world for God. I know from my own experience that if I follow the prophet's guidance, I will be blessed and my life will be full of joy. I am a Mormon because I believe The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to be true and that it has the fulness of the Lord's gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to treat other people with respect and love. I attend my church meetings every week. I have three other ladies that I visit regularly to see if there is anything that they may need help with, to share my testimony with, and to just let them know that they are loved. I pray daily - sometimes I pray when I am walking and enjoying the beauty of nature and sometimes I pray when I am troubled and trying to figure life out. I always pray to express my gratitude to my Heavenly Father. I read the scriptures and learn so much from them. Even though they were written hundreds, some even thousands, of years ago, I can still see their application in my life today. I have the responsibility to help train and direct other women who are leaders in their own congregations. For many years I was a leader with the teen youth group - of girls. I loved this "work!" I would teach lessons on Sundays, meet with them one night during the week to do service, or fun activities. I attended girls camp with them and learned so much from their enthusiasm and their spirits. I taught them that they are all daughters of God and that He loves each of them very much. I taught them the importance of setting goals and then working to achieve them. I volunteer in my community and help with service projects. Over the years we have had teenage girls, who needed a place to call home, come live with us. I strive to be honest in my dealings with others and I look for opportunities to be of service. If I see a need, I will try to do what I can to fill that need. I really try to be a positive person - I tend to see the glass as half full instead of half empty. I try to live the kind of life that I think the Savior would want me to live - as I work at it daily, I believe I am becoming that person. I certainly am not perfect at it, and some days are not as good as others, but I keep trying!