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Hi I'm Katherine

I'm the wife of a Sailor, a mother, daughter, sister, aunt, niece, friend, daughter of God, follower of Christ, and I'm Mormon.

About Me

I married the love of my life, Glenn, on November 15, 2008 in Utah. I never knew that life could be so sweet, nor believe that I could ever be so happy. God brought him into my life in order to make me complete. He is my angel, my dream come true, and the one I had been waiting and praying for for so long. I love him more with every breath that I take. On November 24, 2009 Glenn and I welcomed our daughter, Sariah, into the world. She is the greatest joy and happiness in our lives. She is an answer to our prayers, our miracle and our angel. I am so thankful and humbled to be her mother. God has truly blessed my life. On May 27, 2010 our family was sealed together forever in the Salt Lake City Temple. I love to travel, and hope to one day see the world. I have a wide range of interests; from aviation to nursing, from camping to interior design. Despite my many interests I was able to narrow it down to one to study in college: Computers. I'm one of the most non-judgmental people you'll ever meet, and could really care less about the skeletons in your closet. I find beauty in diversity and heaven in the simple things. I love fiercely and dream with my heart. I come from a small family with a lot of spunk. We may be few in numbers, but we're an entertaining crew. I am Mormon (LDS) and love the Savior. No, I'm not part of a cult, and no we don't practice polygamy. If you aren't familiar with the LDS faith, then I encourage you to take the time to learn and ask questions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. My father was also born into the Church, however my mother is a convert. They were sealed and married in the Provo Temple in 1983, and just over a year later I came into the world. I am forever grateful for the righteousness of my parents, for following the Lord's commandments, and making it possible for our family to be together for eternity -- not even death can separate us. Even though I was born LDS, I have still had to go through my own conversion. No one is born with a testimony, it is something that you develop and grow throughout your life through the experiences you have and the influence of the Spirit. My testimony began to grow when I was 6 years old. There was an elderly lady who lived across the street from us. Her health was failing, and it was common knowledge that she wouldn't be with us for long. I had developed a friendship with her and would visit her often. Late in 1991 she came down in pneumonia. All of us were concerned that this would ultimately take her life. My heart was heavy with worry and concern for her. I took my concern to the Lord. There was a small patch of woods next door to our house. I went to my favorite spot in those small woods, got down on my knees, and pleaded for the life of my neighbor. I prayed that she would recover from her illness, and immediately I heard the gentle voice of a man say out loud "She will." At first I was frightened, and thought that someone else was there with me in the woods, then I realized it was the Spirit. Within a few days that promise had been fulfilled, and my neighbor recovered. That is when my testimony of the tender mercies of the Lord, knowing He is real, that He knows me and hears my prayers, that He cares... that is when my understanding of His Gospel began to grow. Since then I have had many more similar experiences that have helped to shape my testimony & guide me through both good and troubled times.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday in everything that I do. Within the Church, I have been called to serve in many ways. I have served the women in the Church -- helping them when they are in need. I have also served the girls in the Church by creating activities for them to participate in. Outside of the Church, I do not participate in many "worldly" activities such as going to clubs, drinking, partying, and participating in immoral behaviors. Instead, I love to go to the movies, concerts, travel, spending time with friends and family, spending time in nature, developing my talents, raising my baby girl along with my husband. I try to set an example in all that I do -- I try to live my beliefs and "let my light shine."

Are Mormons Christians?

Katherine
According to Webster's Dictionary, a Christian is one who professes belief in the teachings of Jesus Christ. Mormons are Christian in every sense of the word. We believe in Christ, we teach of Christ, we follow Christ; for it is His name that is the foundation of our Church, The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. He leads our Church, for He is the head of it. As is states in our Articles of Faith (13 points which outline what we believe in) there are two which apply to this question. The First Article of Faith dictates "We believe in God, the Eternal Father, and in His Son, Jesus Christ, and in the Holy Ghost," and in the Eighth Article of Faith it states that "We believe the Bible to be the word of God as far as it is translated correctly; we also believe the Book of Mormon to be the word of God." Of course there are differences between what we believe and what mainstream Christianity believes, but when it comes down to accepting Jesus Christ as our Lord, Savior, and Redeemer, we do. Show more Show less