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Hi I'm Kristi

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother, crazy about the arts, terrified of hippos, 29 years old and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I grew up with four older sisters in a single parent home since I was three years old. My mother was a teacher and we didn't have much. However, I have fond memories of my simple and, at times, trying childhood. Because we only had each other, I have four amazing best friends. I often found my mother on her knees and learned at a very young age that Heavenly Father hears and answers prayers. Growing up I found passion in dance, hairstyling and the arts. I did graduate from beauty school and have many desires and goals for the future to further my passion. I say future because now, I am clinging to every moment I have with my two beautiful, and hopefully more to come, children before they grow up and leave my home. All the while, having an understanding that's it's my husband and I who are shaping them to become the people they will be in this world. I spend my days coloring, playing football, making forts and projects, singing songs, reading stories, wiping tears and noses, teaching them, cleaning up messes and doing so much laundry that my son actually asks why I have so much laundry all the time to do. We love laughing and snuggling. My hair is never perfect. Sometimes I get food spilled on me but my husband and four year old son always tell me I'm beautiful. Every moment is worth it to me. I have a strong desire to spend my life giving as much as I can and teaching my children to do the same, after all, we're all in this together.

Why I am a Mormon

I am Mormon not only because it makes sense and have never found anything else that makes so much sense in my life, but because I have seen the Lord in my life. Growing up in a single parent home where there were many struggles, some too personal to share, I know that Heavenly Father was watching out for us. I have felt the comfort of the Lord in my life as I have fallen to my knees in prayer. Heavenly Father hears us and knows us. I have found answers to questions and clairity from confusion in the scriptures and from reading talks from our loving Prophet, past and present, and church leaders. I have felt, in my life, that I should do certain things and by following that prompting discovered that it was the best thing for me and found so much happiness. Therefore, knowing, that Heavenly Father only wants the best for us. My life has not been perfect and I was never promised it would be. I know what struggling means, I've cried in my life, I've had my heart broken before, I've felt pain, experienced disappointment. But I know joy and happiness, hope and meaning. I know that without the sadness I'd never know happiness. The gospel is my happiness. It defines me. It is my life, my rock and without it, I could not have gotten through many of the things I have. It sheds light on a world that sometimes seems so dark. I know that Jesus Christ is the son of God. I know that he lived and lives again. I know that he experienced all things and died for all of us. At times in my life when I've felt that no one could possibly understand what I'm going through, I know that Jesus Christ does. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God. I know the bible is also the word of God. I am so thankful to know that my family can be together forever and that I will see them again after this life. Also, I know that I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father and that I am worth it just because of that.

How I live my faith

It all starts within our home. My husband, my two small children, and myself pray each morning. We thank our Father in Heaven for a good night's sleep and pray that each of us will have safe, fulfilling days. We then have prayer at each meal expressing our gratitude for the food we're blessed to have. We also pray each night, as a family, before bed. My children are 22 months and 4 years old and both know how to pray. Every Monday night we take time to have Family Home Evening where we sing, have a short, uplifting message/activity and sometimes enjoy a treat. On sunday we attend three hours of church meetings. I am blessed to be able to attend my classes where we learn and discuss simple, but enpowering principles. Each month I get together with another women and the two of us go and visit different women who we go to church with. I enjoy visiting and getting to know each of them. We share a short message and try to help with any needs they might have. We develop strong bonds and friendships with one another. I also love when I am given the opportunity to serve by taking meals to families who need them. I use my hairstyling abilities to cut the missionaries hair for them. We love to have them in our home once or twice a month to feed them a meal. I am happy to support my husband as he has been asked to be a counselor to our bishop in our congregation. We, and I, take time out of our day to read scriptures, quotes, or talks that uplift us/me and bring the spirit into our life's and our home. I pray throughout my day, talking to my Heavenly Father silently, to myself. I try to watch and listen to uplifting things. I dress modestly. I take time to pray with just my husband. We are constantly teaching our children by word and example. Then there are the simple but obvious things, like hanging a BYU flag outside of our house and placing a BYU sticker on our car. Then, I say to myself several times a day, "What would Jesus do?" Since none of us are perfect.