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Hi I'm Carey

I am second of eight kids, an ex-military brat, a wife, a mother, and a Speech-Language Pathologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Carey and I am 34 years old. I am a mother of 4 children (including a step-daughter) and work full time as a Speech-Language Pathologist for our local school district. I enjoy playing games with my family, hiking, swimming, taking long walks, reading, and crocheting. I have been divorced but have remarried and am sealed to my current husband. We have been married for 4 and a half years and sealed for 2 and a half years. We are happy now, but getting divorced was not something I was planning to do. It was very hard. In order to support my family while single, I went back to college, which I was able to do all online, and got my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology. Our life is busy now as my children are involved with scouts, Young Womens, girls scouts, basketball, ballet, volleyball, and other school activities. We are actively involved in church functions and my husband and I both hold callings. We try and set a good example for our children but we are not perfect.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the gospel. My parents are converts and were tracted by missionaries while my dad was stationed in Italy before I was born. They were baptized in the Mediterranean Sea and we were sealed as a family in the Los Angeles temple when I was 3 months old. I was the second oldest of 8 children and was considered the "quiet one" of the family. I never strayed from the gospel but I felt that my testimony truly grow when I was in high school. While living in a resort town, one of the elders that had taught my parents, came and visited our ward. My parents had not seen him in many years. During the meeting, the missionary (now married with children) bore his testimony about how he found my parents and how it impacted him. My father then went up to bear his testimony and while he spoke, I had such a powerful feeling wash over me. I knew that what they spoke was true and I could not deny it. It was such a wonderful feeling. Even through the trials I have had, including a divorce, I have stayed strong in the gospel. That is what actually helped me through that difficult time in my life. I know that families can be forever and I know that we are currently lead by a prophet of God today. I know that we can all live with Heavenly Father some day and I am striving to reach that goal....but it is not easy.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as an Assistant Den Leader in the scouting program, which my son enjoys as he is currently in the scouting program. We help them gain their badges towards Wolf and Bear and take them to Scout day camp in the summer. They just love it!! I also visit 3 ladies every month to provide a spiritual lesson and to see if there is anything they need. Sometimes, we just sit there and talk if that is what they need. It is so nice to be able to visit other sisters within our church. As a family, we try and participate in service projects and one of our favorite things to do is to help clean up the parks through community run programs. We love to get a little dirty!