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Hi I'm Kathleen

I've worked part-time as a L&D RN for over 30 years, I'm happily married with 10 children and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy gardening, photography, sports and reading. I've worked as a labor and delivery nurse for over 30 years and have finished a Master's degree in perinatal nursing. I"ve been involved in many hours of community service including a Welfare Services mission to Guatemala for 16 months. I love helping people but my greatest joy is my husband and children. We have eight living children and two more waiting in heaven. After the loss of our two precious children we were blessed with the opportunity of adopting a special needs infant who has been the delight of our lives. Our children have participated in sports, music concerts, ballroom dance and much more. They bring us immense joy. My husband and I are now enjoying our grandchildren and watching their parents take such good care of them. Education is very important to me and to my family. I want to continue to learn and grow, My next goals are to get my Master Gardener's certificate, compete in a triathalon and work with photoshop to create lasting family memories. Life is wonderful and I enjoy and am grateful for the opportunities God has given me.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home but that doesn't mean I just believe because I was born that way. Each person has to come to a knowledge of truth for himself. My witness came when I studied the Book of Mormon at age 14. I received a spiritual witness after much prayer and study. I knew that there was no way that any man or even a group of men could have written such a book. To have an unlearned man with no more than a third grade education create such a book would be impossible. It's teaching correlate with the teaching of the bible perfectly and witness of Jesus Christ so no wicked man could have written the Book of Mormon. It had to be what Joseph Smith said it was, a translation of ancient scripture, written by the grace of God, for the benefit of all of His children. I received such a powerful witness of that truth which has made everything else fit into place. I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I try daily to live how Jesus Christ would want me to live. I strive to be kind to my family members as well as to everyone I meet. I have had many, many opportunities to serve my fellowman which is the essence of the gospel. I now teach gospel doctrine classes on Sunday and lead the choir of our local congregation. I also have the opportunity to visit several sisters in our ward who are new, one sister is from the Sudan and another has Alzheimer's and another has epilepsy. I'm their visiting teacher, which means I check on them in their homes at least monthly but more frequently as needed. I report the needs that I cannot take care of personally to the leader of our women's organization (Relief Society) and she coordinates care. We follow the basic principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ by caring for one another and our community at large, whether they are members of our church or not. I've volunteered with cub scouts as a leader and coached youth basketball. I assist with emergency preparedness by getting my radio HAM license and participating in a community emergency preparedness roll-call weekly. We coordinate with city officials to be prepared for any eventual time of disaster. The Gospel teaches us to rely of the Lord for all things but prepare as He has commanded for that which is to come.