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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm part of the baby boom generation, born after WWII, in 1946. I'm a Mormon. I I

About Me

I've been blessed to have a wonderful life, good parents and family, all of whom I love very much, a wonderful husband, and good health. I graduated from Arizona State University, and taught Kindergarten for a couple of years. Then my husband and I started our own jewelry business. We have been so blessed in our endeavors, because the good earth has given us stones and metals to use in manufacturing jewelry...silver, gold, turquoise, onyx, coral, sapphires, rubies, the list is endless. Living in Arizona introduced us to the desert's bounty, as well as to the challenge of mining. We traveled all over the US selling in malls, fairs, and festivals. People ask me when we will retire, and travel. Hey, I've been traveling for 30 some years. And loved all of it..the people, the places, and the experiences. So, I guess we'll just keep heading to the next show. As I said, I've had good health..mainly because we have learned how to use herbs and vitamins, as the Word of Wisdom has taught us. The blessings of using the herbs of the fields that Heavenly Father has provided for us have been inumerable. My biggest blessing is being born in the United States of America. Every day I am greatful for my liberty, and a father who fought for it in WWII, and came home safely.

Why I am a Mormon

I always liked going to Church, although my mom and I only went on holidays. Dad didn't go, but was a wonderful father, anyway. In college, I started going to different churches. None of them more than a few times. I could find no answers to the questions of life that I had. Then I met "my first Mormon" who I later married. He asked me what I thought God looked like. To me He was an all encompassing being, yet with no physical attributes. My friend said, "The Bible says we are created in His image. So, what do you see when you look in the mirror?" I answered, "My image." It hit me right then. I look like Heavenly Father. He must have a body of flesh and bones as well as I do. From then on, I wanted to know all that the Church had to teach. I personally sought out the missionaries, and heard the discussions, and was baptized in 1972. It was the best decision I have ever made in my life. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt the this Church is true, and that Heavenly Father watches over us, and sent his son, Jesus Christ to atone for our sins. And they love us, and want the best for us. The rest is up to us.

How I live my faith

I once heard a member of the Church say that he sorted out the attributes of Christ, and one by one, tried to perfect them in his life. I really liked that idea. I have been trying to work on one of those: patience. I've been working on that one for some time now. I can see some progress in myself. I believe it's very important to look at ourselves, and how we behave and interact with others. Christ has given us the perfect example of how to live and gain happiness. So, if we make a concerted effort every day, we can gain strides a little bit at a time. And small steps can lead to great things. I had a mother who loved everyone. It took me many years to realize her great quality. After she passed away, I was looking at the multitude of photos of family and friends. I realized that she indeed had hundreds of friends. Once she met someone, she wanted to know the whole family. I've made that a goal of mine, to be more like her. Therefore, we have lots of dinners and parties, trying always to include as many people as we can. What I love most about the Church is that we are like a big family. We watch over each other, helping when we have the opportunity. Christ has taught use to celebrate with others as well as mourn with them in times of sorrow. All of these experiences expand out character and help us grow. I have some special people I have met in the last 5 or 6 years: my ancestors. Geneology has become my new passion. What a wonderful feeling it is to find an ancestor; to look at their picture and try to find your family in it; to learn any details of their life that you can. It not only brings us closer to them, but brings families here on earth closer together. I know eternity will be filled with families. It's God's perfect plan.