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Hi I'm Christy

I'm a wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, friend and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a mother of 6; 4 of them married within the last four years! I attended the University of Utah and then later obtained my degree in Interior Design. I have an awesome husband, and together with all my children and their spouses, we love to spend time together - especially at Lake Powell. We traveled to Italy and France last summer - which was a trip of a lifetime. I love to be a mom; love the soccer/sports games, etc. In my spare time I like to read and of course go shopping! I am a grandma of two, almost three - which bring me so much joy!

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon, being raised in Salt Lake City, Utah. Since my baptism at age 8, I have always felt and known in my heart that being a Mormon was the right thing for me. There were many, many times during my childhood that I had to rely on my Heavenly Father because I felt like I had no one else. I married a non-member just before I turned 21. We had an understanding that we would raise our children Mormon, which I have done. It was so hard to continue to go to church alone (without my husband) but I did do it because I knew it was the right thing. Also, I promised myself I would never push my husband into ever joining the church - it had to be something he did on his own. At times, I was very sad to think that we could not be an eternal family. It took all my strength sometimes to continue down this path. When my oldest son was around 10 or 11, he told me he wasn't going to go to church any more because his dad didn't. That is all it took for my husband to start coming to church. He started out just coming with us, then eventually got involved in the sports program, had scout and church callings, etc. but still no interest in joining the church. It wasn't until our second son was on his mission and wrote to his Dad with a scripture for him to read. He decided, through a lot of studying and prayers on his own, to be baptized. Oh, the joy I felt at that moment! I would like to think that we (my children and I) were an example to him and helped him to make the decision that would affect the rest of his life and his legacy down the road. I know this was a very hard decision for him to make since many of his friends and none of his family were Mormon, in fact some very anti-Mormon. He got baptized in January of 2006. A year later were were able to be be sealed to each other in the Newport Beach Temple. We were able to take all of our children with us to be sealed to each other in the temple - a true, sweet testimony builder!

How I live my faith

I try to be involved in my community as much as possible. I am currently involved in visiting teaching two other women from my church - just to check in on them and make sure everything is good and to be there for them if they need me. I work with the youth as a 2nd counselor in the Young Womens presidency, young women (ages 12-18). We provide these young women the opportunity to get to know each other better through activities, camps, lessons, etc. We try to involved everyone and help them to gain self confidence in themselves as they learn to help and be friends to others.