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Hi I'm Kelli Kirwan

I'm a mother of six, the wife of a Retired U.S. Marine, a writer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have a daughter who is married with two adorable red headed boys, and feisty little girl. My other five children live at home, but are all in different stages of life. Two will be moving out soon and the last three we are still growing! We are originally from Texas, but the military had us living many other places for a very long time. We are finally back "home" and ready to put down roots. Change can be hard and we have a lot of change all the time, but I have no doubt the Lord is aware of us and will lead us where he needs us to be.

Why I am a Mormon

My husband and I begin searching for a faith we could both support. I was raised Methodist and he was raised Catholic. We had friends who had become very active in the LDS religion and so we were introduced and eventually baptized. When we first began the lessons, there was an overwhelming feeling of peace that this is where we were supposed to be. My husband and I were baptized when I was 1 month pregnant with our son who is now a returned missionary and moving out on his own in the world. The Gospel has sustained us through some difficult duties and deployments in the Marine Corps. The decision to join The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has blessed us in ways we are probably not even aware of, and some ways we continue to discover. What I do know is that it has strengthened my family. I see the Gospel working in the lives of my adult children. Watching my children find their own testimony in spite of my own imperfections has humbled me, strengthened me and grown my own testimony. I can turn to the Lord and find peace, answers and hope. Bad things still happen and we make mistakes, but the atoning sacrifice of our Savior is always there. He loves and knows each one of us individually. His teachings help center and guide me, bringing me back into His light. Grief, sin, and the world can overcome one and push you down into the depths of sadness and sorrow. I am grateful I have the Gospel of Jesus Christ to redeem me, guide me, and give me hope of a grand reunion in heaven with my family and our Heavenly Father and our Savior, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

One day at a time! When I am diligent with personal prayer and study, life seems to be a little easier. Nothing really changes, but I change. I am so grateful for a loving Savior who loves me in spite of myself. I hope to teach my children in word and more importantly and deed that the atonement is real, Christ lives and loves each one of us individually and perfectly. One day at a time. That's how I live my faith...