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Hi I'm Kira

I love music, reading, and spending time with family. I'm so glad to be a Mormon.

About Me

I met my husband at a fairly early age. He was a recently returned missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We dated for two years before marrying. Shortly thereafter, we left our childhood home and family to attend graduate school and residency training. In the eight years we were away, I learned to love and appreciate my church family. Wherever we lived, I had a group of supportive and loving friends to see me through some of the hardest and happiest times of my life. After 12 years of marriage and 5 children, I can't imagine a happier life than the one I'm living. This isn't to say things always go as planned or that each day is a blissful rendition of Little House on the Prairie, but we love each other and are working toward the same goals, and that unites us in a way that is both enjoyable and vital. I love to sing and play the piano and read and get a good deal at the store. I work a few hours each week doing bookwork for my husband's business. I plan to volunteer in my childrens' classes at school this year. The older I get, the more I realize what a precious gift time is. There is always so much to do and get done, but if I can choose the best options that will have the most worthwhile effects, then my time will be well-spent.

Why I am a Mormon

I started out being a Mormon because that's how I was raised. It was fun to be a child and youth going to church -- I have many fond memories of activities and camping and musicals and sports. But, I stayed a Mormon because I learned for myself that the testimony that had been nurtured along as a child was a true testimony of the truths that are contained in the gospel of Jesus Christ, found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. When I was 12 years old, I remember questioning the principles and doctrine I had been taught. Was Heavenly Father real? Did He really send His Son, Jesus Christ, to atone for my sins? Was the Book of Mormon really scripture? I pondered and prayed for several weeks, and received my answers through feelings and thoughts and mental images that were undeniably from the Holy Ghost. I knew my Father in Heaven was aware of me, and loved me. I knew that I had always known that the teachings of the church were true. I have not doubted since. There are certain things I don't completely understand, but I don't doubt that the answers are there if I will search diligently and ask with humility. Having a knowledge of my Savior and my purpose in life gives me hope and strength to carry on, even when circumstances are less than ideal. I know my Savior lives. I know the scriptures are true - the Bible and Book of Mormon testify of Christ and His mission, and give me a map to follow so I may return to my heavenly home. I have a testimony of Joseph Smith, and his magnificent role in restoring the gospel of Jesus Christ to the earth. The Lord has provided prophets throughout the ages to help guide those who believe in Him, and our time period is blessed to have such prophets to guide us. I am thankful for the gospel, and thankful to be a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am in the season of life that is busy with taking care of children, complete with hours of work and fun. I try daily to share my testimony with my children so that they may have opportunities to learn the teachings of Jesus and feel of His love for them. A knowledge of their worth in the sight of God will do much to help them find success and happiness in their lives. I serve in the church wherever I am asked to. I currently get to work with the children ages 18 months to 12 years at church, including teaching lessons and helping the organization to run smoothly. I do my best to increase my personal spirituality by praying and reading the scriptures every day. We also do these things as a family.