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Hi I'm Cathy

I'm a sister, wife, mother and grandmother of 12, and a nurse who grew up on a sheep ranch in South Dakota. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Having lived on a sheep ranch, I'm acquainted with lambs, ewes, rams, herds, wool and most of all, sheep herders. Raising sheep is no an easy job which needs a capable, knowledgeable, caring shepherd. I know work has been part of my upbringing on the ranch and since I went from the ranch to a hospital to become a registered nurse, following in the footprints of my grandmother and aunt. I then married and raised my own little flock. This was difficult as my own shepherd, my husband, died following a motorcycle accident when the "flock" was quite young. I then relied on the nursing skills to raise children and now continue in nursing by doing home health nursing -- another "flock". My little flock is grown and scattered, but frequently are gathered back together for reunions. This has all become possible through the guidance, love and skills of the greatest Shepherd, Jesus Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints when I was in high school. In the last year of nursing school I was baptized. Wherever I've lived since that time I've always enjoyed getting to know other women in that area of the Lord's flocks of Church members. I've loved caring about and sharing the gospel with each one. My children and I were later sealed to our shepherd, my husband, in the temple, which turned our little flock into an eternal family with the Savior Jesus Christ as our eternal shepherd. I will someday join my husband and my children with all other family members who have gone ahead into that greatest flock of eternity. Also joining us will be our 12 grandchildren and any others yet to be born.

How I live my faith

I became aware of the teachings of our Savior Jesus Christ and realized His love and capacity to teach and lead the flocks of people on earth when I was younger, just as my own father cared for and loved the sheep on the ranch. And so, as my own flock of children has grown and scattered, I've continued to love and appreciate my own Savior, the greatest of all shepherds. I endeavor to ever be part of His flock and His fold. I try to be like Him by loving and continuing to care for my own family; the members of my church family and also now for my flock of patients in my work. I look forward to that eternal fold led by the Savior through all eternity. And that's why I'm a Mormon.