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Hi I'm Cynthia

I’m a reader, a hiker, a pianist, a wife, a mother, an average American woman, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a wonderful hard-working man and a mother to 4 kids in college. My husband and I run a construction contracting company. With the kids mostly grown, I'm enjoying spending more time with my friends. I always enjoy a good book and have been in a book club for over 20 years. I love hiking in the hills around Arizona.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a blended family, with all the busy-ness and crazy-ness that comes with it. Two families blended into one group of 11 people. The most uniting thing our parents offered us though the transition and for many years as we grew up and started our adult lives, was a wholesome, Christ-centered home and lifestyle, filled with church attendance, family prayers, family activities, church camps, scouting, and daily seminary studies. I was raised a Mormon from day one - complete involvement socially and spiritually. At some point in every life, a person has to evaluate the way they were raised and make heartfelt decisions to direct their course in their own lives. Having been so immersed in the “Mormon” way of life, which has always been agreeable to me socially, I had to make decisions as an adult regarding my own personal and private feelings and beliefs regarding the gospel and my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I became consciously aware that my testimony had formed little by little, precept on precept over the years. As an adult, I am not a Mormon because my family raised me a Mormon. I live by the principles taught me over the years simply because I have developed my own relationship with my Savior. I am aware of moments in my life (both happy moments and hard times) that solidified my knowledge that my Heavenly Father knows me and is mindful of me.

How I live my faith

As a mother, I am so aware of the influences we have on our children and I am aware of the influences the world has on our children - good and bad. I don’t believe the world to be an ugly hard place to have to shield our children from, but they do need guidance and direction to give them skills and confidence as they navigate through all that the world has to offer. Keeping our children close to the principles of the gospel has been important to us as parents - keeping them (and us) involved in service to others, spiritual goals, academic goals, being kind to those around them, enjoying wholesome and fun activities, learning from the scriptures and developing a knowledge of the principles of the gospel. For many years, I have enjoyed working with youth both in and outside the church to help guide, teach and mentor youth toward the blessings we enjoy.