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Hi I'm Cathie, I am a Child of God.

I am a single woman who is also a caretaker to my 100 year old mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have worked for 30 or more years in various capacities being a Hospital Volunteer while in High School and later on in life, working in the LDS Church Offices, Federal Reserve Bank, Medical Field, more banking, insurance, government legislative sessions, retail work and many other areas where I was constantly learning and continually finding just what way to be of service to others. The education and schooling I received were changing as well but feel that the on the job education was of vital importance. Today I feel that everyday life is a education as I study and read good books and finding the tools of learning by the scriptures as a vehicle to open the way with the keys of knowledge and inspiration. There are always questions to be answered and by earnest prayer and a deep conviction with interpreting what is read in the fundamental companionship with the Bible, the Book of Mormon, the Doctrine and Covenants and the Pearl of Great Price - these special documents divinely given by means of prophecy and revelation and sealed with the blessings of the Eternal Father - we are promised great blessings if we follow the commandments and teachings that are promised. My interests today is to be more spiritually aware in life through the appreciation of Fine Art, Gardening, Cooking, Painting and listening to uplifting music and to study history not only of the Church - but history of everyday

Why I am a Mormon

Having been raised in the Mormon faith is something that should not be taken for granted - but to continually learn more about the Gospel and it's teachings every day and be an example to others with whom we associate with or meet can be instrumental in building a deeper conviction to the truthful message that the Gospel shares with every member through attending Church, getting involved in service, learning about genealogy and getting the Temple records submitted for baptisms can unite our eternal link to our families who have passed on before us and grow closer to our Father in Heaven. I am blessed to have had ancestors who were great Pioneers during the early days of the Church and learning about their trials and sacrifices made in seeking a deeper understanding and purpose in life. We are given core values of learning about the Gospel by: Strengthening Families, Service to Others, Missionary Work, Lifelong Learning tools, Humanitarian Assistance, honor to our Country and understanding Family History. It is through faith in Our Savior Jesus Christ that we can learn God's plan of happiness with this restored Gospel and we learn to obey and heed the Prophet's messages and learn through obedience we are given a promise that we can build a life that will be rich with the blessings of happiness and gratitude for life. Having personally lost 2 brothers - 1 prior to my birth who died at age 11 months of Polio, a brother who died at age 24 from a fall, and an older sister 2 years ago due to Cancer, a father when I was 16 and a step-father 23 years ago. Our family continues to rise above these adversities.

How I live my faith

Having moved to a new State with my now 100 year old mom to be closer to family members has opened up a more awareness to the necessity of how important our families are. We are truly blessed to be surrounded by my nieces and nephews and their families with young children ranging from 8 months old to 14 years old. It is so nice to see the vitality and mentoring spirits of these children grow within the Gospel and how their talents are shared and awareness can be a healthy example for our dear mother in her twilight of her life. It is also a blessing to have the Ward members and Hospice caregivers lend a helping hand in rendering service to us and making the passage of this earthly life for our mother so spiritually fed. We are learning lessons each day and our mom looks out her window at her garden each day and is content with the healing light that enters her bedroom each day. She has taught me the fine arts of cooking, sewing, painting, learning about our great heritage and most of all having an appreciation each day for life and a positive attitude.