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Hi I'm Kelly Reynolds

My greatest joy comes from being a wife, a mother, and a friend to many; and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a paralegal degree and worked in the legal field for 8 years. I always thought I wanted to be a career woman until I had my first child, then all I did was dream of staying home and being a mom. My dream of being a full-time mom came true when my husband graduated from college; my second child was 6 months old then, and now we have four children. I spend my days cleaning, doing laundry, cooking, baking, and running kids around. There is magic in the moments when the house is clean, everyone's home for dinner, and we sit around the table as a family and eat and talk. The next best thing after caring for my family is the time I spend with friends. I meet up with my friends for book club, lunch club, and to shop or go to a movie or just have long talks. I also love to work on my family history/geneology and I am ecstatic when I get to travel! As a family we have taken lots of vacations; my favorite family trip was to Hawaii. My husband and I also go on trips, just the 2 of us, and the most romantic get-away we've ever been on was to Jamaica. There is nothing I love more than being a wife, a mother, and a friend.

Why I am a Mormon

My freshman year of college I started dating a young man who was a Mormon. (I had grown up attending a Pentecostal Church of God.) One Sunday I attended church with him. In front of me sat a family: there was a man with his arm around his wife, and his children lined up in the bench. He looked at her and at his children with such love and affection. I thought to myself: "I don't know what they have that makes them so happy, but I want it." And I wanted it with every part of my being. The young man I was dating was preparing to serve a mission. I wanted to know more about what a mission was, so missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints came to his house and started teaching me about the church. I believed everything the missionaries were saying, but I didn't know if I could be THAT good; if I could keep the commandments. One night while the missionary was talking, I felt a tingling that started at the tip of my toes and went all the way to the top of my head and these words came to my mind: "what he is saying is true; it will be alright; you CAN do this." After that experience I had no hesitation in being baptized. After I came up out of the water I felt clean and the happiest I have ever been in my life. The young man I was dating left on his mission the end of that year. The next year I met the man I married. We were married in the temple, sealed for time and all eternity. And now, twenty years later, that husband, with his arm around his wife, and his children lined up next to him, and the love and affection they share, is MY family.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day of my life. It is who I am. I am true and faithful to my husband; we go on dates, share the details of our day with each other, hold hands, and support each other. As a mother, I express my love to my children every day; I hug them, I tell them I love them, and I care about the details of their day; what is important to them is important to me. As a family we have morning and evening prayer and read our scriptures; we eat together around the table and serve those around us that are in need. My husband and I do this because we believe our family is forever; and because we believe that, and we live like we believe it, our family is central to our happiness and it brings us the greatest joy in our lives. And because of this knowledge we have, that families can be together forever, we want to share this message with others so that their families can also be together forever and have joy and live with God again.