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Hi I'm Kimberly

I'm a Dental Hygienist, a college instructor, a wife and mother, a guitar player, a journal writer--- and a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Dental Hygienist and I practice in a Dental School. I teach Dental Students and New Residents how to clean teeth and how to give anesthesia. For fun and to stay fit, I teach indoor cycling at the local gym. My husband and I have been happily married for 23 years and we have 4 children--1 on a mission, 2 in college and 1 in high school. I love to play my guitar and sing, to play basketball and volleyball with my girlfriends and read historical fiction.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14, just after my parents divorced, I spent a great deal of time in thoughtful prayer on my knees. I was searching the scriptures on a daily basis, trying to cope with the pain and disappointment of poor choices that were not mine, but had greatly affected me. I felt a feeling of warmth and conviction that comforted me and confirmed the truth of the teachings of Jesus Christ and his plan for me. My firm testimony of the restored gospel of Jesus Christ has grown every day of my life. Over the years, I have practiced and tested the teachings of the prophets of God and the ancient and modern day scriptures. I know that I have been blessed because of God's love for me as his literal daughter and because of choosing to follow Him.

How I live my faith

The responsibilities of being a mother of teenagers is great, but I also have the opportunity to visit and teach other women in my church congregation. All three are mothers of teenagers, as I am, so we have much to share, but one of the women is divorced and often needs more encouragement and friendship to help her cope with the trials that come with loneliness and financial setbacks. I know something of that because of my own mother's challenges. What is more important is the genuine love that I have been blessed to feel for these women, whom I now call my friends. I spend a great deal of time organizing special musical numbers for our church meetings. I always want to find people to sing or play piano, who can help those around them feel the spirit of the music and how the spirit of the Lord is manifest through uplifting, spiritual music.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Kimberly
Some of my favorite women are Mormon women because they are among the most service-oriented, loving, enthusiastic, and goal-oriented women I have ever met. Most are confident that their Heavenly Father has a plan for them. That plan is a plan of equality and special roles. I have never been taught by anyone in my church that I am not as important or as good as a man. I have been taught that my Father in Heaven loves me as much as anyone else on the earth and that I have a special opportunity on this earth to be a woman and a mother and a friend to all. 'By divine design, fathers are to watch over and teach their families in love and righteousness. They are to provide the necessities of life and protection for their families. Mothers are primarily responsible for the nurture of their children. In these sacred responsibilities, fathers and mothers should help one another as equal partners.' (Taken from “The Family: A Proclamation to the World” which was written by twelve modern Apostles through inspiration from the Lord.) Show more Show less