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Hi I'm Crissy

I'm a wife. I'm a mother to 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in the church but, due to personal struggles, became inactive for a few years. During that period of inactivity I began dating my husband, and our relationship moved quickly. We were married about 9 months after our first kiss. We're both from large families, still, it surprised us when we both felt strongly that we should begin our family right away. In 8 years we've welcomed four sons and a daughter. We had always lived near our families, until a few months ago when we moved to a new state. This has brought some interesting challenges, but also brought our little family closer together. My husband is a recent convert (Feb. 2014), with background and understanding of the church. It has been a wonderful change to be able to attend church with my little family, without the contention that used to be present. I love being a mother. It is stressful and chaotic much of the time, but is the greatest thing I've ever done. There is nothing I'd rather do than watch my children as they learn and grow, and to feel the pure joy, excitement and love they have to share. Life is not without it's struggles, but we are learning, growing, and trying to make the best of our circumstances. I love photography, knitting, painting, and writing, I enjoy creating and making something from nothing. I enjoy picnics with my children. I enjoy blogging, and use it to document my life, and to share pictures and stories with far away family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the church, I was baptized at 8, took seminary in high school, the normal stuff. Growing up, I was a Mormon because my parents are. I began to really experience, for myself, the goodness of the gospel during my days in seminary, but after I graduated high school I began to falter. It took a couple of years of inactivity, getting married, becoming a mother, and a lot of introspection before I realized, and really found within myself, my testimony. But realizing I had a testimony wasn't enough, although it did get me attending church services again. Because my husband was not a member, I knew that when I decided I wanted to start going to church again, I would have to really discover for myself if it was true and if it was where I believed I was supposed to be. It has been a long road, a road that I am still on, and it is a lot of work, but I have learned for myself that this church contains the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that this church is true, I know that I am a child of God. I am a Mormon because I have learned these truths and will not turn away from them, or from the joy that this gospel has brought to my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by reading my scriptures and studying the words of living prophets. I am far from perfect, and am not currently in the habit of daily study, but it is something that I strive to do and to become better at. I try to do what I know is right, to teach my children and to be an example to those around me, and to share some of the happiness that the gospel has brought to my life with others. I put together the program/bulletin in my branch. I enjoy designing it and using it as a way to share scriptures that have touched my life with those in my congregation.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I was watching general conference at home in 2008, when Thomas S. Monson was presented, for sustaining vote, as our prophet and the president of this church. I remember receiving a very strong impression in my mind and heart that this man was truly called of God to be our prophet. I have received this same witness on multiple occasions. Because of this I can say, with all sureness of heart, that I not only believe, but I know, that there is a prophet alive and on the earth today. Show more Show less