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Hi I'm Kathie

I'm a wife, mom to five quirky kids and grandma to six more. I'm a bilingual speech-language pathologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

First and foremost I'm wife to an action husband. The two of us share five grown kids and six hilariously entertaining grandchildren. I work in public education as a bilingual speech-language pathologist. I love helping young, linguistically impaired Hispanic children develop the magic of oral communication. Before marriage I served in Spain as a missionary. Later, with me and a passel of children in tow, my husband was transferred to Mexico. As a result, I adore Hispanic culture, architecture, language and food. I can throw a great party without alcohol. I make killer enchiladas. Not so good at quilting. I love to bike on my pink cruiser. Wish I could roller blade.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because plain and simple the doctrine is true. I know it is. While I come from Mormon ancestry I didn't really understand the religion as a teenager and wasn't convinced of its veracity. I attended other churches with friends, studied other religions and did some deep soul searching. Nothing made sense. Then when I returned to my own faith I discovered that the answers were there all along. Since that time I have had numerous spiritual experiences that have solidified my testimony. I know that Jesus is the Son of God. He was born on the earth and lived to teach his commandments and to establish His church. I know that He suffered for our sins, died and was resurrected. He lives today. His original church, which had long since been lost from the earth is once again restored in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Living as a "Saint" doesn't mean that my life is perfect-- there are often struggles and very difficult times. In spite of those difficulties living the restored gospel as a Mormon is the best insurance for a strong family and happiness today. As I see the world deteriorate morally and watch my children raise their own families in light and truth, I am ever more convinced that this is the path to happiness and eternal joy.

How I live my faith

I no kidding have the best calling in church. I teach Sunday School to teenagers. They are truly great and noble spirits who are beacons of light amidst the vulgarity of the world. In academics and as student athletes, musicians, dancers and cheerleaders, they rise above the baseness that is commonplace in high school. I am honored to be their teacher and instruct them in the words of Christ. As all members of the church watch over one another I also visit three women in my congregation monthly. This gives my companion and me the chance to get to know these "sisters" intimately and to serve them in times of need. This visiting teaching program assures that those who are sick or in need of other types of support will get help in a timely manner. I realize that to truly love God I must show my love to His children. My callings as a Sunday school teacher and as a visiting teacher in the church provide me this opportunity. In turn, I feel I am more blessed than any effort I give.