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Hi I'm Kelly

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a husband, a father of 5, and a pediatrician. I love spending time with my family and love to be in the great outdoors enjoying all of God's beautiful creations!

Why I am a Mormon

Why am I a Mormon?--what a question. I was raised in a Mormon home. My mother is a convert at age 18. My father was a semi-active member growing up but had his own conversion. They started their family and I am the youngest of 7. Us children became the benefactors of their love for the Savior. They taught us. They lived the Gospel of Christ. They are not perfect, but they knew the path to follow and they encourage us to follow. As I have followed in my parent's path, I have come to see that the path to happiness and joy and stability is truly the path that the Savior has shown us. I haven't been perfect in following that path, and I know the sorrow that comes when I have tried to pursue other paths. I love the Savior. He is my Redeemer and my Friend. He has given commandments--and obedience to those commandments are the path. The more obedient I am to those commandments, the "more set free" I become. I am strengthened to take on the challenges of the world. I am protected from many of the pitfalls that come from sin. Little by little, I become more like Him who created us all. I become more like Heavenly Father, and my pride and hate are replaced with love and charity. It has been through the teachings of the Gospel--all of the Gospel--that I am becoming a better person every day. It will only be through following Christ's path of the Gospel that I will be able to make my greatest dream come true--to live with my Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and my family for all eternities.

How I live my faith

Every morning, I get upon my knees and pray to One who can get me through my day. I pray for strength and faith to live the Gospel. I pray that He will watch over me and my family. And I believe He can and will do it. Then I get up from my knees, and with a smile on my face and a positive attitude, I go on with my day. I am a pediatrician. I am honored to be able to care for little children. I love to help the parents with their important role of raising children. I don't share the same religious beliefs with many of the families I care for, but with love and compassion, I can comfort and educate and encourage these wonderful people everyday. I try to stand up for what is right. I try to stand up for the little guy. I try to be honest. I look for ways to serve others. I am trying to be less selfish and less self-centered. At home, I spend time with the children. I do my best to relieve my wife of her stresses and burdens. I have been trying to do more listening then lecturing or yelling. I have been trying to do more hugging. I also serve in the community. I am a scout leader over boys 14 to 16. What a difficult age for them. I hope that by rubbing shoulders with them, they will keep me young and in return that they can see that by living the Gospel--a lot of which is found in the tenets of The Boy Scouts--they can be successful and happy and knowledgeable about life. At the end of the day, I get back on my knees and thank Heavenly Father for being there for me; for watching out for me and for my family and for letting me be on His Team. In summary, I pray and then try to live the way I pray.