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Hi I'm Cynthia

I grew up in the Great State of Texas. I am a mother of three girls. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a junior high school teacher off and on and always have the best time with those kids. I love to read science fiction, fantasy lore, historical accounts. To spend time with my husband, I have learned to enjoy Man vs Food, How It's Made and Dirty Jobs. He tried to teach me how to play Halo, bless his heart, but I kept crashing the jeep. After I got pinned down behind a rock because I did not know how to aim AND fire at the same time, I decided it was too much pressure for me and left him to play his game in peace (more or less). My daughters tried to teach me and give me practice so I could play with them but I got nauseated trying to fly the purple dragon, and I can not complete a lego build to save Indiana Jones' life. Since gaming did not turn out to be the bonding thing with my girls that it is with them and their Dad, I am the world's greatest video gaming cheerleader. My daughters and I have a treat after school every Friday. Other than bedtime, this is my favorite time of the week with them. It might be because it is the only time of the week that food and the words "disgusting" and "yucky supper" are not involved at the same time. I am a mother of twins and a 12 year old, a wife of a very loving and hard working man, a once a week teacher of 6 yr olds, a friend to some very funny and talented women, a sister to 4 sisters and 5 brothers. I used to be a fairly decent cook and I'm trying to get back there. I came to AZ for love and found it.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 14yrs old, I went on a trip to visit some of the sites of the early history of the Church. While on the trip I decided I needed to take the advice in Moroni 10:4 and pray to ask Heavenly Father if the Book of Mormon was really a book preserved by Him and revealed to the Prophet Joseph Smith. Even though I had heard this all my life because I was raised LDS, it seemed a little far fetched. But, I decided that since Joseph Smith was 14 when he asked for an answer to his prayer and I was a little older than that at the time of this trip that I had just a good a chance of getting an answer as he did. I prayed and asked very specifically just as the challenge says in Moroni. I wanted to know and needed to know for myself, was this a true book of scripture. I got the answer, in the form of a warm heart and a feeling of peace. I knew then it was true. I am a Mormon still, many many years later, because the truth of the teachings of the gospel have been proven to me time and time again, with and without the need of a prayerful confirmation.

How I live my faith

I'm a Mormon, this is how I live.