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Hi I'm Cynthia

I'm a wife, a mother of 3 & a Bobbi to 2 beautiful granddaughters (Bobbi=Grandma), a Realtor and most importantly, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I blink my eyes, and it seems its ten years later. I love life and perhaps that's why it goes so fast. I can never seem to fit all I want to into a single day. Between finding time for my husband, children and now two beautiful granddaughters, a demanding career, as well as fun, sometimes it's hard to know what's most important to do with my time. So I do the best I can to just stay in the moment, especially when I'm with loved ones, clients or friends. I earned my Real Estate license 12 years ago, because I knew that after putting everything I could into raising my family, I was going to be the mom that fell apart once they grew up and moved away. So I picked something I knew I would love and enjoy for years to come. Being a Realtor, I wear many hats. From negotiating contracts, to moving coordinator, lead generator, marketer, and as of lately; compassionate servicer. However the best thing about my job is that I get to help people make informed life decisions. Most importantly, I get to do it with my partner, which is my daughter...I think it's safe to say at least one of my children won't be moving too far away. It's a very good life I lead, while most of the time working with challenging circumstances at one point or another, I always fall back on my knowledge of what this life is really all about...being able to return to our Heavenly Father and report that I did the very best that I could.

Why I am a Mormon

I love this gospel. It helps me and guides me every day. And believe me when I say, I need it. I was baptized at 20 years old and had never in my life heard or known of anything as sweet as the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was raised in Southern California in a good home with two loving parents. Although I don't ever remember going to church while I was growing up, my parents did try to instill in me good wholesome values. As a teen I remember checking out different churches with my best friend, but I never found the right fit for me. Then, at 19 or 20 I walked into a sacrament meeting at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and knew I was home. It's funny when I think back to that day. I remember walking into a meeting that I now know as "fast and testimony meeting" and for the first time in my life saw people crying on the stand as the spirit confirmed in their hearts the truth. I came from a home that showed little or no emotions, especially not from men. So watching grown men get up and bare their heartfelt knowledge of the gospel, and how it had changed their lives, obviously got my complete attention. Since that day, my feelings and beliefs have been magnified immensely through my personal study and church attendance. It's safe to say I'm a lifer:) Everything I read and pray about in the scriptures (which include the Book of Mormon) cements my testimony that we have a loving Heavenly Father that really does want the best for all of us. We just need to find a way to navigate through all the attention seeking events in our life’s in order to give him a chance. We just have to find the time to learn of Him and follow His plan. I know that Christ lives and is the head of this church. I know that he has conferred the keys of the gospel into the loving hands of His prophets, so that we can know more about his loving plan for all of us in the latter days.

How I live my faith

Every day. Every day, I make the conscious choice to try to be better, to stand a little taller; by doing the best I can to live His standards. I make the choice to converse with him in prayer every morning and carry that with me all day. Ultimately, being open to his promptings throughout the day and taking heed when I am prompted. I know the way to His heart is through loving service, and while I struggle with the clock most of the time, I do the best that I can whether at home, in church or out in the public to live His commandments. In all honesty, I know that His way is the only way. I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had in church to be called to serve, where I probably would have never had or taken those opportunities otherwise to grow spiritually. When I was called to teach the adults, I would have never believed that he would have taken the time to teach me how to prepare and present. I was scared to death! Now, I love it! Then, when I was called to nursery to teach and be an aid to the Nursery leader, caring for the 19 children, ages 18 months to 3 years old, I thought “piece of cake”. After all, how hard can it be?? I use to think seminary teachers would get an automatic entry into heaven. Now, I’m starting to think it’s really the Nursery leader. So all in all, the question is “how do I live my faith?” I live my faith by being faithful that Heavenly Father will be there when I need him. And I know that as long as I’m doing what is right to the best of my ability, He will be there to show me the way.