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Hi I'm Karen

I'm a Mormon. I love being a wife and mother. I love to read, to dance, to bake and to learn.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in rural Utah. I am a wife and mother of 6, grandmother of 11. Ever since our first child was a baby, I have been able to live my life's dream of being a mother who stayed home to care for husband, children and home. We have lived in Utah, Florida, Michigan, and California. When I am asked which is my favorite, I honestly say," all of them!" My husband and I are currently preparing to serve a mission for 2 years in the Philippines.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up in a family who were 5th generation members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, we went to church every week. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. We lived in a community of about 350, most of the townspeople were also members of the LDS church. The community was not only our congregation but the center of our social life as well. Much of what we were involved in besides school was centered around church activities. At some point in my teenage years, I realized I needed to decide for myself if I had a testimony of the truthfulness of all I had been taught. I studied the scriptures and words of the prophets. I prayed and did my best to choose the right. I prayed some more, thinking I would have some marvelous manifestation that would let me know what was right. Nothing big happened as an answer to my prayer but over time, I realized that I had always known that the church was true. I know that the prophet Joseph Smith saw God the Father and His Son, Jesus Christ in the Sacred Grove. I know he was an instrument in God's hands in restoring this gospel to the earth in our day. I know the Book of Mormon is true and that Pres. Thomas S. Monson is God's prophet today. I love our Heavenly Father, His Son, Jesus Christ and am grateful for the gift of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

When I see others, I like to greet them with a smile. I do my best to follow the Savior's example by being kind and serving others. I read the scriptures and pray every day. At the end of the day, I like to think about my day and write about the times I have seen the hand of the Lord in my life or the life of my family that day.