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Hi I'm Christine

I grew up in Utah. I'm the fifth in a family of 10 children. I'm a wife. I'm a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

One of my roommates in college was describing me to her sister and said "she's just normal." That hits the nail on the head! I grew up in a loving home, went to college, graduated, married an amazing young man and am now the mother of four little children as my husband finishes his post graduate education. I loved school, but thoroughly enjoyed many sports as well. I, of course, feel I am also very unique. I come from a large family (5th of 10) which canned peaches/pears/cherries (only one year)/apples, made homemade bread (25 loaves a week--what a mom!) and sang as we worked (at least some of the time). I married a young man who I also went to kindergarten with (though we did not grow up together, as my family moved shortly thereafter). I love reading, but tend to read the end of the book before the beginning. I have had reading glasses since elementary school. We move frequently, which has its downsides, but has also helped us see that good people are everywhere and the earth is beautiful, no matter where you go.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know the Gospel is true. I've tested the Gospel principles (love, kindness, obedience, happiness), and they have passed with flying colors. With little ones and so much potential harm around us, it would be very easy to get depressed and overcome with worry; but when I start to get worried, I remember the promises of the scriptures ("your peace shall be as a river..."). It is not a short, "feel good" sensation, but something that sustains me through hard, fun, awkward, wonderful, thick and thin times. I grew up in a loving home, with an idyllic childhood. I have not personally experienced the harsher side of life; but the more I see and understand, the more I realize that no matter what "side of life" you've experienced, the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ can set it right. In times such as these, it is a bright hope and something that gives me cheerful optimism. As a mother, I see the instant effect the Gospel's principles have on a home, a family, and a child. As we've moved, I have seen the effect the Gospel's principles have on neighborhoods and communities. In short, I'm a Mormon because I know that the Book of Mormon and Bible are truly the word of God, that Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ, that there is a Prophet who speaks with God on the earth today and that being obedient to these principles brings peace and happiness now and eternal joy in the world to come.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a good neighbor. I live my faith by trying to fulfill responsibilities given to me in my ward--I get to visit with several other women monthly (with an amazing companion) and get to teach music to children ages 18 months-12 years old. I have always loved attending my Church meetings, and now I love it more!! I live my faith by trying to be a good daughter, sister, mother and wife. I live my faith by continuing to learn and grow. I live my faith by striving to stay optimistic in the future.