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Hi I'm Kathryn

I'm a Mormon. I am what I always wanted to be, a wife, a mother, and a grandmother.

About Me

I have five children, four daughters and a son. They are grown and don't live very close, but I love to visit.  My seven grandchildren bring so much joy into my life. I live in a rural community that cares about each other. When you need help, they are there. I have 24 chickens, for eggs and fun. I love to watch them. I enjoy playing the piano and reading. I love collecting books, not the rare ones, just ones that are worth re-reading or to learn from. My sister is teaching me how to piece quilts. I like to stay busy and keep learning. I love children, not just my own. Teaching and being with children make me happy. I have been swimming laps in the early morning for exercise even though I am not a great swimmer and loving it.

Why I am a Mormon

I like knowing right from wrong and having guidelines in a world with changing values. I love the way families are the center of our lives and that we can be together always. The Book of Mormon has answered questions and helped me decide how to live my life. I have learned that contention and anger are not what I want in my life or in those around me. We can become better all the time. I want to live in a way that Christ's teaching show in my countenance and my actions. It is not easy, but it is worth the effort. I believe we are here to learn and improve ourselves, so we can return to live with Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I find help and inspiration in studying the Bible and the Book of Mormon each day. I pray daily and find strength in knowing My Heavenly Father hears and answers my prayers. I enjoy the unity of meeting with others that believe as I do. I enjoy serving others. It feels good to help in any way that I can. It's great to learn new ways to help others. The more I serve the more I am more aware of others, and ways I might be able to help. There is great joy in serving the Lord and others. I was asked to accompany the ward choir. I had never done this before now. I love music and the piano, but lacked experience, now I practice! As a result, I have learned and improved my skills more than I thought possible. Music brings joy to my life and others. My testimony of receiving answers to prayers has grown. I know all on my own I couldn't play many of the songs I have been asked to play, but I practice and pray, and the Lord makes up the difference.