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Hi I'm Kerry Goulder

I am a stay at home mom & wife. I design sewing patterns & write songs. I am an inventor, a brown belt in karate and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a twin first, she came into this world with me, and has always been a part of me. She was my first missionary. I hoped one day I would have twins, but instead had two beautiful girls 19 month apart that are always mistaken for twins! My oldest is 8 and my youngest is almost 7. I am indeed a lucky mom. I am also a lucky wife. I met my husband at the University of Hartford in the art school. Although I didn't finish to get my degree, I got my man! We married after 6 1/2 years, and have now been married for 10 years. After working in the buying industry for many years, I decided to stay home with my baby! When my second was born, I invented a product called the Tuck 'n' Go and decided I wanted to have my own business and stay home with our girls forever! I worked when I wanted, and otherwise cuddled, napped, played and traveled with my girls. Now I work a lot (sewing, designing, networking) while they are in school. The 3 of us girls love karate. I am a 2nd degree Brown belt in the Shaolin Kempo Karate style of martial arts. The girls are green with brown stripes. (I wish my husband would take classes with me, but he plays tennis and is ranked on a local USTA team). I am currently serving in my ward as the Primary President.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized as a baby into the Catholic church. I went to CCD (Religion) classes and sometimes lied to the priest during confessions because I was scared. We didn't have a lot of money, but gave what we could in weekly donations. As I got older, I was sad to learn, the priest was paid to talk of Christ, and didn't have a family. In the spring of 1998, I was at a friends house looking through pictures. I felt this impression to get home and make plans to go visit my family in Utah for the summer. I don't remember the drive home. I called my family and they booked me a flight. After getting off the phone, the feeling I had for over an hour was gone and I became fearful of the plans I just made. I couldn't change them. I cried. 2 months later I was in Utah, spending time with family and reluctantly going to church on Sundays. A couple weeks after arriving, my dad told me the missionaries were coming over for lunch. As we sat outside enjoying the beautiful Utah summer, my dad said he needed to get something in the house. He lovingly jabbed my stepmom and said can you help me? At this point I knew I was set up. Since I was the only one of 9 children that wasn't baptized, I began taking the missionary discussions from Elder Hollander and Elder Hershey to satisfy my dad. They asked me to pray about the Book of Mormon, if it was true, and I said no. I insisted I wasn't ready, but in my heart I already knew the truth and was afraid of the changes it would require back home. But I also knew I had to do it for me. At summer's end, I returned home and started a new job. I finally gathered up the courage to attend church in my area a month later. I missed the good feelings I got while at church. The day I went, the church was empty as it was Stake Conference (with a General Authority). I was disappointed. It took another month before I had enough courage to go again! I was finally baptized in 2001 for ME, only 4 months before my wedding. How grateful I am to be a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith daily. I dress modestly and watch the words I use. I don't gossip and don't judge. We all have our trials, and no one is perfect, but I do my best each day and learn as I go. I am currently privileged to work with the smallest children in my ward, as the Primary President, including my own two girls! How sweet they all are. I think the children teach me more, than I teach them! They are so full of love and curiosity, and also innocence! Although my husband is not a member, he is very supportive of us going to church and my having this calling in Primary. He is a wonderful man and we are his missionaries and examples of the Savior Jesus Christ. I volunteer in my daughter's schools and classrooms when I can (almost weekly), and am a Co-VP on the PTA board at one of the schools. I strive to be a good example and know the Lord will help me be a missionary now to others around the world. Thanks for reading my profile. God Bless!