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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a Mormon. I greet each day with gratitude & optimism. I love music, flower gardening and sharing my blessings.

About Me

I grew up learning to make the most of what is given me, and to always have a positive attitude no matter what happens. I have had many experiences in my life which has impacted me in ways that have made me strong, confident, and most importantly to find the humor in things when appropriate. I was divorced after 25 years of marriage and am currrently married to a loving husband. I am the mother of 6 children, and 3 stepchildren. I have 7 biological grandchildren and 8 step grandchildren. I enjoy my family more that anything in my life and love watching all of my grandchildren learn and grow. I have served my church in many capacities which has enabled me to develope attributes that has helped me both at home, in the community and in the workplace. I enjoy fine arts and especially love music. I find the outdoors fun and relaxing especially gardening.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the Mormon faith, and choose to continue to live my life according to its teachings. I spent time in my youth questioning the truthfulness I had been taught. After many personal trials brought on by my choices, and my fervent prayers to God, I finally recognized the importance of knowing who I really was, and what would bring me joy in my life. Upon the death of my 4 year old son, I thought the world had come to a stop. Even though I had a 2yr old son and a 6wk old baby son, to take care of, I didn't know if I could go on. It was only through the knowledge that my Mormon faith had given me was I able to gather my little ones to me and forge onward. I know that I will be with my precious son again. Later in life, my 15 yr old daughter was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Three years later my youngest son also was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Through all of the pain and suffering, I again clung to the faith and comfort given me through the teachings and knowledge I have received. I remain active in this church because of the calm assurance and peace it brings to know my Savior, and to know of my purpose in this earthlife.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith simply by knowing that I have taken the Name of Jesus Christ upon me, and that I must represent Him at all times. I strive to have a perspective of "what would Jesus have me do". In order to represent Him well, I read His words, I listen to the Spirit, and pray morning and night that I may know what He would have me do. I try to look for ways to serve my fellowman both in my church and those who are not members. I follow the standards of the church because I know that there is safety for me and my family thru these important guidelines. Just as a train track guides the train to its destination, so do the standards of this church lead us to our destination; which is to live with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ and our families for Eternity.