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Hi I'm Hollie

I'm an only child. I love the arts, especially music. I love animals, especially cats and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an only child by birth. When I was 10, my mother became ill and couldn't keep me so I stayed in several foster homes until I was 18. I have sisters from my last foster home that I am really close to, and consider them family. I'm blessed that two of them live in Texas. I have an extended family too. We house missionaries that are here to preach the gospel. I love having them in our home, they always bring a smile to my face. It's difficult not to smile when they are around. I have a wonderful husband, and my kitties are my children. I love animals, especially cats. I have seven indoor kitties. All rescues and I wouldn't want it any other way. They are my babies. That's my family and I am very blessed.

Why I am a Mormon

I did not grow up in the LDS church, I'm a convert. Through out my life, I attended many types of religious churches. I just could not find my "niche". I was lost and I struggled constantly with which church was the right one for me. Finally, I stopped looking and stopped going to church. Fast forward to several years later, I was reconnected with one of my foster sisters. She was LDS, so from time to time I would ask her questions. She never pushed her religion on me (years later after I was baptised she told me that each time I asked her a question, she felt strongly that I needed the LDS faith). I attended a LDS service while in bootcamp in my late 20's. I was overwhelmed with emotion. When I got home, I took the discussions. Discussions are led by the missionaries about the book of Mormon and about Christ. I was amazed by Joseph Smith's story of his trials on finding the true church, and felt a bond to him immediately. It was then that I knew I had found my religious "home". I was baptised and here I am, 12 years later, and I don't regret one moment of becoming LDS - I KNOW this is the true church. I found my niche. I am not lost anymore.

How I live my faith

I am a work in progress. I have "I'm too busy" syndrome and I struggle a bit from depression. I love, love, love listening & reading talks from current and past prophets. They humble me and push me to move forward, get past my conflicts and grow. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me. I am a child of God. I know He wants me to be happy. I find joy when I read the scriptures and pray. But I am most happy when I can give service to others in need. My days are brighter and more joyful. I know through Him all things are possible, it's not just a saying, it's true, because I see it. I see how He helps me every day to get up and move forward, to push past myself and my struggles and live a joyful, happy life.