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Hi I'm Kathy

I'm a convert. I live in the Denver, Colorado metro area. I love life and spending time with my family. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am of Irish and Greek descent. My parents separated when I was 7yrs. old. For the next 8 yrs., I took care of 2 younger siblings and my sick/crippled mom, who suffered from multiple sclerosis. My Father in Heaven became my best friend - my rock that got me through that very difficult time. My dad remarried when I was 15 yrs. old, giving me an opportunity for a better life with a good step mom. I attended college - graduating with a double major in English and Communication along with a license to teach 7-12 grades. I did marry that "mormon guy" who was also an army officer, and so our family ended up travelling all around the world, living the military way of life. I taught at a community college, but stopped for full time motherhood so I could help my 4 children be the best that they could be.

Why I am a Mormon

I haven't always been Mormon, in fact, at one time, I was very anti-Mormon - basing my prejudices on half-truths and misguided assumptions. For example, I used to think that Joseph Smith created the Mormon church on his own and that Mormons worshipped him. I was also very devout and loyal to the Catholic faith in which I was raised, despite having serious questions of some of its doctrines and practices. Well, along the way, I accidentally and unintentionally fell in love with a "Mormon guy" - of all people! As we spoke of marriage though, he said that he had promised himself that he would never marry unless it was in the Mormon temple. Well, I agreed to only listen to the missionaries, but I was very adamant that if I did not believe what they had to say, we would have to part ways. Even though I loved him very much, I could never live a lie, just to be with him. Well, as I listened to the missionaries, I was amazed as they not only cleared up my misconceptions, but I also began to feel drawn by the Holy Ghost to the church's teachings, practices and doctrine. These truths felt familiar to me because I already, on a personal level, believed in them... such as - the Godhead as 3 separate Beings, that God would not continue to punish us for Adam's sin, that a living prophet still exists on the earth today, that families can be together forever, that there should be a proper priesthood authority, that a church of God would have a very organized system of caring for the needs of others, and would not have loose doctrine that shifts with the whims of the world...I am Mormon because it feels good, and right, and true.

How I live my faith

I live my Faith by not just living it on Sunday - but everyday! Christ is my example by which I try to pattern my actions. I serve at church whenever asked or wherever needed - whether it be in the nursery, a leadership position, teaching seminary to the youth, working on a service/humanitarian project or taking a meal to someone in need.