Hi I'm Cathy
I'm a Mormon.
I am grateful to be able to be a full time mom. I have five of the best kids on the planet and two interesting dogs. My husband is a physician by profession and a fisherman when he has the choice. While he's saving the world from disease and depopulating the fish, I spend my spare time as a freelance writer and illustrator. I love to write articles, poems and stories for children, as well as illustrate my own work and the work of others. I love to share my talents as a way to thank my Heavenly Father for his many blessings.
I was born a member of the church. I gained a testimony when I read the Book of Mormon in grade nine. I prayed to know if the words were true, and a warm feeling entered my heart to let me know they were. I am so grateful for the gospel in my life. It tells me where I came from and where I'm going. I don't have to wonder what will happen when I die. I know I will be with my loved ones again and that gives me great peace and comfort. I know that if I live my life in accordance with gospel teachings and the words of the prophets, both old and new, I will be able to accomplish the things I need to do to return to my Father in Heaven. This is my goal and my belief.
I began as a member of the church in a small Branch (very small rural congregation- we liked to call it a twig). There were so few members that we all had to pitch in and do many things. We gave talks, we sang, we led the singing, we taught. I don't think there is a calling I haven't had. By the time I was fourteen I had been the chorister, and a Sunbeam teacher. Later I taught Young Women and then in the Women's organization before I moved on to University. In University I helped teach a young couples family night group. After I was married, my husband and I served as Stake Missionaries for eighteen months, then I helped in the Young Women's organization again. Later I served as an Activities Committee Leader and then a Homemaking Leader. Recently I've been more involved with teaching in the children's programs and I love it. They are so smart and they have a love for the Savior. In the nursery, when I show the 2 year olds a painting of the Savior, they just beam. They know who he is and they call him by name. It is such a pleasure to see them learning about the gospel even at this age. I have loved all my callings, but the Nursery is a bonus.