Hi I'm Kadie
I have 4 wonderful miracle children and I always plead for more. My husband is a Truck Driver. I home-school our children, the oldest is Autistic, he is 16, our girls 12yrs and 4yrs, then our baby he is 1yr. My husband and I are about to be sealed in the Temple. We are very excited. I have waited for 13yrs to be sealed to him. Our children, especially our oldest daughter, are very excited.
Why I am a Mormon
I was raised in the LDS faith but left when I was 16. I had a hard time forgiving others for the wrongs I felt. When I was 21 I got married and had my first child. I hadn't thought much about religion until I was pregnant. I cried many days because I didn't know how to raise this child I loved so much. I was drawn back to church by good loving neighbors and family members. I still struggled for along time with membership and activity but I have found that through reading the Book of Mormon I am a better mother, wife, and person. I'm not perfect but I am trying to be and hope that as I learn to forgive others they will in turn forgive me.
How has The Book of Mormon helped you understand the purpose of life?
I was given a challenge recently by a member bishopric to read the Book of Mormon in only 2 months. To meet that goal I must read about 10 pages a day. I have to find that time in between homeschooling 2 children, 1 of which is Autistic and entertaining the youngest one, a very active 1 year old. My husband is working in North Dakota because he couldn't find job where we were living; so not only do I not have his help but also the financial problems that come from being under or unemployed. I also have several health problems that make it hard to do every day things. It has been the greatest blessing at the end of the day to sit down and read about Heavenly Father's love for me. I have had several very hard challenge arise during this time. If I hadn't had "The Book of Mormon Challenge" during this time I know that I would have cracked under the weight of it all. As I have read I have felt more peace and calm. There have been nights I know I would normally have been stubborn, unforgiving and angry but the power of God's love for his children that is in The Book of Mormon helped to calm the troubles and I was able to act in a rational manner. It is my testimony that The Book of Mormon is the word of God just as is the Bible. i testify that anything that hold this much goodness must be true. And I know that we are God's Children and that he loves us so much that he sent his son, Jesus Christ, our Savoir to live and die for us. To show us and prepare a way for us to come back to our Father in Heaven! I also testify that he loves YOU, no matter what you have done. No sin is to great for repentance to help you find your way home to him again.
How I live my faith
The only calling I have had is that of Wife and Mother. I am a missionary to my husband and to those that I met in my time outside the church. I don't like to preach to my friends but I do share the gospel in other ways. I know the Lord and Holy Spirit are the ones that can touch peoples hearts and I can only listen to them and hope to say or do what they would have me do.