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Hi I'm Kandee

I'm a friend, an employee, an artist, a wife, and a mom. I have an adopted black son, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I became a mother shortly after my husband and I were sealed in the Arizona Temple. All three of our children were born extremely premature and we felt blessed that they were alive and well. We believed that if we were to have any more, that they would have to be placed in our hands. Our adopted son did just that. Even though he was addicted to cocaine at birth, and has been diagnosed with ADHD, he has brought joy to our lives and has taught me a great deal. I have had to learn much, but I am not alone. My life is full with a large extended family, and I have been blessed to live on a little farm in the middle of a city. I love to paint and read, and enjoy cooking for reunions, camps and conferences. I love to decorate for weddings or dinners, travel, learn about new places and people, arrange flowers, take walks and play pretend with my grandchildren. I enjoy my friendships with my fellow associates in the Deli at Walmart, and I like watching old musicals, because I love to sing and dance. Most importantly, I love being a mother.

Why I am a Mormon

I am so very grateful to be a Mormon. I was born into the church and have seen the hand of the Lord in my life ever since I can remember. I had many illness when I was younger due to asthma, and saw the power of the Priesthood work on me through righteous men, like my father. It seems that whenever there is General Conference or other Church gatherings, I am so very proud to belong to this church. It brings happiness and joy. It gives purpose and direction, and it gives peace in times of trial and heartache. I have ancestors who sacrificed so very much to be able to enjoy this religion, and I am constantly reminded of their faith and strength as I struggle to teach my children that they too must rely on the Savior in all things. I love Him and I know that he lives.

How I live my faith

I feel that I try to live my faith every single day. I am currently serving as a youth adviser to the 14 -16 year old young women. Everyday there is something that I use from the teachings and the leaders of this church. I have had to rely on prayer a great deal to know what, and how, to teach my son. I try to live the standards of the church at my work and to love those around me, even though I know most of them do not know or understand our message. I keep wanting them to feel the happiness I feel, of knowing that I am important to a loving Heavenly Father and that I am His child. My family has had it's share of trials, and my faith hasn't always been strong when I have had to wait upon the Lord and His miracles, but his blessings always come. I wonder sometimes how it is that I have been given so much, knowledge, joy and love. I know this church is the ONLY way to find happiness on this earth, and my prayer is that if people know me, they will want to know this church and the Savior.