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Hi I'm Cathy

Choosing to be happy and having direction in my life is very important to me. Want to know why...ask me. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I love life and I choose daily to be happy. I am married and a mother of two children (daughter and son) and a college graduate with my bachelors degree. When my youngest child entered into junior high I went back to work part time since than my kids have graduated and are currently in college and serving a mission. Education is very important to me. My idea of camping is staying in a cabin in the woods. I love the four seasons and rain storms...seeing the beauty of each new day reminds me that there is more to life than just living. I feel the same about music. I grew up in a musical home. I sing and play the piano and I am currently learning to play the harp; one day I hope to play the cello. I am an organizer and I love to see that everything has a place and a purpose. My children, my husband and my extended family are very important in my life. I love going to soccer games, tackling a project and enjoying the results, working in the yard, exercise, eating right, nibbling on Junior mints or anything that is mint, reading, watching a good movie, biking, snow shoeing, walking, swimming, canoeing, hiking and being with people. I love tulips as much as I love the colors of fall or going for a walk especially when temperatures are not too cold or too hot. I love hearing the waves upon the shore line to witnessing the majesty of a new day. I love life because the gospel of Jesus Christ gives me purpose for loving everything that is around me and to get the most out of it.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I came from a long generational line. This does not mean I can lean upon their testimonies to make me believe rather I have seen, felt and know what it means to have a solid foundation of knowing who I am, principles and examples to follow because my heritage had made decisions that has affected my life for good. But I had to find out for myself. When I was five years old, my parents took me to General Conference where a living prophet spoke in teaching us to be better people. I don't remember the talk but I remember meeting the prophet and how I felt; he was a prophet of God. When I was ten, I read the Book of Mormon and I knew that it was true. I witnessed in my youth, the results of making good choices and I have felt Heavenly Father's love. I cannot deny nor forget. As I teach my class, I have felt the inspiration that is far greater than my own knowledge. I know Heavenly Father is real; He knows each one of us. I know Jesus Christ is His son and I have felt the influence of the Holy Ghost testifying of the truthfulness of the gospel. I have seen how the gospel has affected my life and my marriage; it is sweet and good because we are both grounded to the most important thing in our lives which has had great affect upon my marriage, family, life, our education, our work ethics, our direction, our reason to try a little harder to be a little better. Life is happier, more clear, and I have greater purpose for being.

How I live my faith

I work with a lot of people but my favorite group to work with are the youth. Our door has always been open for our children's friends. I treat them as if they are our own children...we feed them, talk with them, laugh with them, share their joys as well as their sorrows and we show them respect and in turn they respect us. Currently, we teach the 11-12 year-old kids. Each week, I come prepared to teach, to discuss, to help them to know who they are, their purpose and how to make better choices; to have a sure foundation of life and direction. No one wants to be alone; everyone wants a friend and to feel needed. People are very important to me and having at least monthly connection with people that you are friends with is very important. Each month I visit teach three women. Friendships are developed but a message is shared that hopefully will brighten their day, to provide love, direction, purpose and knowledge to more then just living but rather greater depth to understanding about life, who they are, our potential and to realize the greatness of women, family, marriage, life and hope. We also have opportunity to work together to serve one another like taking a meal to a family who just had a baby or who is sick or to share from your garden to your neighbor whose tomatoes are not ripe just yet; it is being a neighbor, a friend and getting out of your own skin of your own worries and strife to reach out and rub shoulders with people that always brightens the day even more.