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Hi I'm Kelly

I have 6 kids. I'm a stay at home Mom. I volunteer at nearby schools. I'm a college grad. I love to water ski. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a Mormon family. I was baptized at 8 years old. As a teenager, I was a member of the track team, running the individual and relay sprints. I was a cheerleader in junior high and high school. I especially enjoyed cheering for football. I graduated from high school, attended a major university and met the man I've been happily married to for 30 years. We left college once he graduated. I was pregnant with our first child. He started an investment business and I continued to have babies, six in total. Eighteen years after I withdrew from my educational pursuits, I was fortunate enough to go back to school, completing my bachelor's degree in General Studies/Family Life. I am blessed to be a stay at home Mom. I work in the PTA at my daughter's school, tutoring students in math and assisting in other activities. I co-teach a religion class that centers on our Savior Jesus Christ and the scriptures to LDS juniors and seniors every morning at 6:10 a.m. before they go to school. I love to bike, golf, boat and water ski. I enjoy decorating, sewing, yard work and scrap booking. My most favorite thing to do is to spend time with, laugh with, eat with, my wonderful family. Those times have become even more special to me since four of my children are now adults. I have faced many challenges along the way and not every day is perfect, but I can truly say I am happy and living a joyful life.

Why I am a Mormon

First, I'm a Mormon because I love my Savior Jesus Christ. I want to be like Him and want to show my gratitude to Him for His great sacrifice by serving Him. Second, I understand that there are correct doctrines and truth in many different places and that there are good people who love and serve Jesus Christ everywhere in many different religions. However, they do not have all truth and all correct doctrine. They do not have the authority to perform saving ordinances for me and my family which are necessary to return back to our Heavenly Father. I know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints does indeed have all of that other religions lack. I know this for myself because I felt the Holy Ghost confirm this to me in a way that can not be misconstrued. My parents were loving and permissive. I could have chosen any faith. I have experienced enough of life to see that living the Gospel brings blessings, happiness and miracles. My family has been protected and guided because we strive to live the standards the Lord has set. We have faced many challenges which have brought me to my knees in tears, but I have always felt the sweet presence of our Heavenly Father near. I know He loves me, cares about me, and knows me personally because my prayers are answered, sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly but always answered. I feel Him guiding me in my life, helping me to seize great opportunities and find answers to solve my problems. I can not imagine my life without this knowledge and support. There is true peace and happiness in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. There is purpose and reasons for what I'm experiencing here on earth. I don't know all things but I know some things and I trust I will know all things some day. Ultimately, I'm a Mormon because I know there is no other road that leads to eternal and everlasting joy with my family and loved ones than this one. There is no other religion on earth that can offer me this great blessing.

How I live my faith

In spite of my weaknesses, I live my faith by praying, reading scriptures, studying, serving, loving, striving to do good, working, volunteering and helping wherever I can on a consistent and steady basis. I live my faith by doing my very best each day to live and do as our Savior would do if He were in my circumstances. I have been a stay at home Mom for 30 years. I have spent my entire adult life first in the service of my family, raising, loving, guiding, teaching and helping my six children to be successful both temporally and spiritually. I believe I am living my faith by continuing to be the best mother I can be. Also, I believe I have been given some talents and gifts by our Heavenly Father to not only bless my family but to bless the lives of others around me. I consider it my responsibility to use those gifts whenever I can in building His Kingdom. I volunteer in the schools. I prepare lessons and teach the Old Testament to young men and women before school. I visit ladies each month to make sure they are well and feel supported. I attend the temple regularly to gain personal strength and knowledge but ultimately to serve those who have gone before me. I spend time with others in uplifting pursuits such as homemaking, biking and cooking. In groups we share, learn, teach and help each other to be more capable to fulfill our responsibilities. I spend many hours without my husband around taking up the slack while he is away administering the affairs of the Church and meeting with the Saints in our city. Still, I am able to enjoy spending time with my husband. I live my faith by continuing to build and strengthen our relationship. I attend my Church meetings to worship, build my spirit and to hopefully be an uplift to others. I believe that how I live my faith is an expression of how much I love our Savior Jesus Christ and how grateful I am for His atoning sacrifice for me personally. My faith is my life and my life is my faith.