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Hi I'm Kristy

I grew up in the Great Northwest. I am a wife, a mother of 6. am a Mother of 6, grandmother of 12. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Someone once said "The Earth laughs in flowers." I love that statement because when I see flowers of any kind they make me smile. My mom tells a story of when I was 3 and went over to the neighbor's garden and picked ALL their tulips to bring flowers to her. I am sure the neighbors did not appreciate the flowers as much as my Mom did UNTIL she realized where they came from! With this early 'blooming' love of flowers I learned to create bouquets and have decorated many weddings of friends and family. I love to incorporate the "unusual" with the "typical". When a dear friend passed away in the fall I was asked to do his funeral spray for the casket - he was an artist. In the viewing room we surrounded his casket with his paintings and I used branches of fall leaves off a local tree, orange and yellow flowers and his paint brushes. It gave a personal touch of him to a very tender time. I love to take pictures and record events with family and friends. YES I take a TON of pictures and often my family may moan but they are usually the first ones to ask for copies. Much like flowers - pictures to me can create a beautiful bouquet of memories for us to reflect back on. Treasured moments. I am a wife, a mother of 6, a grandmother of 10 and 2 more on the way. Being a wife, a mother and now a grandmother has been my greatest bouquet in life! They make me SMILE:)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the Mormon church - my parents were members. When I was 16 I went away for the summer to a self improvement program at Brigham Young University. It was during this 6 week period, my first time ever really being gone from home. I had been blessed with the ability to feel the spirit, I knew God loved me and was real and it felt good to go to church and participate. But I had never asked God personally if the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the right church. I trusted in others testimonies on that one. One evening after classes I came home to my dorm room and was feeling particularly homesick, It had been a hard day and I missed my family. The window of my room looked out towards the Provo Temple. I remember wishing I was home, missing family and thinking are families really forever? Is there life after death? Am I on the right path? I knelt down and for the first time with REAL intent I asked my Heavenly Father if what I had been taught all my life was true? Could families be forever? Was the Gospel of Jesus Christ true? Was it the key to having my family with me forever? It was then that a sweet, overwhelming peace filled my heart with such joy that tears began to flow and I knew that God was answering my prayers. That the Gospel of Jesus Christ was restored. That this life has a purpose, a plan and that the Temple I was just looking at was HIS house where covenants bound families together forever. I also felt his deep love for me and in turn my Love for Him deepened. The beginning of many tender experiences which have strengthened my own testimony of a Savior and His Gospel for me. How grateful I am for personal testimony and the knowledge that this life has purpose and that HE love me and wants me to return to Him some day with my family.

How I live my faith

I am now "middle" aged and hopefully wise in the world's view. But I feel like a "babe" in the Lord's eyes. This knowledge has come as I have served in various callings in our church. Currently I am over about 150 women in our ward/congregation but my calling is really is to help all women in our ward boundaries. Help them come closer to the Savior and in doing so strengthen them to meet what ever challenges life gives them. It has been a humbling calling, one that has brought me to my knees often as I pray for direction and help in meeting the needs of so many.