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Hi I'm KellyAnne

I'm a daughter, a sister, a wife, a mother, and a friend. I love music, words, and the beauty of the earth. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Who am I begins with my good parents. Their faith and diligence are a big part of who I have become. I am one of eight kids, and I love my family! It's a party wherever we gather. I was fortunate enough to marry a good man, who began as my best friend. We have common goals and we work toward them together. It is hard sometimes, but the hard times have brought us to where we are today and I am very thankful for that. I love music, and the power for good it can have in my life. I love to read and write. I was a 2nd grade teacher for a short time before our first child was born. We have four children who keep me hopping! They are a challenge and an absolute blessing at the same time. I love being a wife and mother. My greatest joys come from these two things, as well as my relationship with God, and serving my neighbors and friends. I know that God does love us and will guide us as we seek Him. The more we turn to Him, the more He is involved in our lives, and the more fulfilling our lives will be!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a good Mormon family and I draw great strength from that. But no testimony can survive without its own roots. I have gained my own testimony little by little, thinking it was strong, only to have it further strengthened. Most of my faith-building experiences have come as a result of prayer, because I have asked. But other times my testimony has been strengthened by remembering times when I felt the Spirit strongly. I rely on those times with faith, knowing that if it was true then, it is true now even during despairing times. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we try to emulate Jesus Christ and follow His example. I am so thankful for that example. Christ spent his time on earth caring for others. I am happiest in my life when I do the same, whether that be in my family or among friends or strangers. We have a prophet living on the earth today, who gives us direction from heaven. That guidance is invaluable for me and my family, especially amid the confusion of today's world. I love and crave truth, pure and certain. I love that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a restoration of the things that Jesus Christ taught when He was on the earth, and that the truths therein are eternal, universal truths. When I look at the beauty of God's creations, I know He is there, that He is real. The order of it all, the intricate detail, the glorious light-- all things denote there is a God. And we are one of His creations! We feel drawn to Him because we are His. He will make Himself known to us if we seek Him out in faith.

How I live my faith

The Book of Mormon teaches us that we should meet together often. I go to church on Sunday because it uplifts and renews my spirit. I also go to see what I can do to uplift and serve others. My current responsibility in our local ward is teaching the gospel through music to the children. The primary songs have such simple, basic, truths and yet have such powerful messages, especially when sung by innocent children's voices! I also have been asked to visit a few assigned women from our local ward each month, to share a gospel message and offer friendship and service. I enjoy this opportunity and reminder to care for one another. There are sisters who are assigned visit me as well and I value their friendships. My biggest opportunity, however, to live my faith, is in my own home. There lie the biggest challenges, and yet those are the most important people for me to serve. I am constantly seeking for guidance and praying for patience as I try to be a better wife and mother. I have to reevaluate often to see if I am filling my own cup and nourishing my spirit so that I may better serve those that I love. I also try to remember in my dealings with others that I have taken upon myself the name of Jesus Christ, and should treat others as He would. This includes friends, as well as people I see at the grocery store, or my children's school, even the car salesman with whom I am trying to negotiate a fair price! This is a daily challenge but I know my Heavenly Father is pleased when we treat each other kindly and speak positively.