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Hi I'm Kaye

I'm a Mormon. I grew up in Southern California. I am a wife, mother and grandmother and a preschool teacher.

About Me

I am a wife, mother and grandmother. I've been married to my husband for 31 years and we have four children. Three of our four children are happily married and our youngest daughter is attending college. We have three grandchildren! I teach at a spanish preschool, however, I don't speak much spanish. My favorite things include, but are not limited to, sharing a good "read aloud" book with a child, playing the guitar, singing, going on bike rides with my husband and spending time with our children and grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I was baptized a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was nine years old. I remember being an active member of the primary organization when it was held in the middle of the week after school. I loved learning the Articles of Faith and earning an emblem for each one I memorized. My favorite part of being a child in the church, however, was the primary songs. I loved learning and singing songs like, "Popcorn Popping" and "Called to Serve" and "I Am a Child of God". As I grew older these songs and many more stayed with me and have been a great source of comfort and strength even into my adult years. As a youth in the church I enjoyed the friendship of other young people who were trying to make good choices and live the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I found great strength in these friendships and my testimony increased as I tried to follow their example and the example of our youth leaders. I looked to my young women leaders as mentors and women of great faith and wanted to be like them when I grew older. One of those youth leaders turned out to become my mother in law! I have continued to attend the Mormon church all these years because of my love for the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the spirit of the Lord that has guided and directed me throughout my life. My heart is full of gratitude and love for my Savior, Jesus Christ, and for the unspeakable gift and companionship of the Holy Ghost. When I read from The Book of Mormon, The New Testament or any of the scriptures, my testimony grows and becomes stronger. I am a member of the church because I am a better person as I strive to live the teachings of Jesus Christ and follow the counsel of living prophets and apostles. I know that Joseph Smith was a true prophet of God and through him, Christ restored His church on the earth.

How I live my faith

It's interesting to consider all the things that I do because I am a Mormon and am striving to live my faith. Some of these things include, teaching a primary class each Sunday and visiting two or three "sisters" from our ward or congregation each month. These are women who I visit by assignment, however, some become my closest associates and friends. As a "visiting teacher" to these women, my companion sister and I are always "on call" in case there is a special need or way that we can help. In addition to these responsibilities, I try to be aware and helpful when and if there is a need in our neighborhood or with one of my work associates. My heart is full of desire to be of service to others. Many times the best way I can serve others is in my own family, showing increased patience and love when times are stressful or even contentious. I also live my faith when I attend the temple. Attending the temple is different that attending regular sunday worship services. When I go to the temple, it is usually on a weekday and I commit about two to three hours to this devotion. It is a very personal time to be reminded of the promises that I have made to the Lord and to feel his Spirit. Going to the temple is a sacred and reverent experience and I am not only blessed to be able to go, but to have a temple close by to attend. It is literally "A House of God", a holy place on earth where I know I can feel peace and personal direction for my life.