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Hi I'm Kim

I am a mother to six children. I grew up in Utah. Since being married, I have lived in seven states. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I spent my childhood in Utah, attended college in Utah, and met my husband while at the University of Utah. Following his college graduation, we have been on an adventure as his job has taken us to seven different states. We are parents to six great children. I love being a mom--its my hardest job and its my greatest job. I love moving -- its been our hardest challenge and its given us great stories to tell. I love working as a Special Ed Aide. I love to write creative non-fiction -- stories of being a mom, adventures of moving, and faith-promoting experiences.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I need God in my life, and I find Him as I pray, as I study the scriptures, as I read counsel from our Church leaders, and as I try to understand and overcome life's challenges. I know God loves me and when I seek Him, I find He is fully aware of me and my family, and I have seen amazing miracles occur in my life. I have received guidance and peace during trials and moments of stress. I have learned to trust God completely as I have turned to Him for help through my trials. I'm a Mormon because this church helps me as a parent to help my children navigate through an ever-increasing evil world. I am thankful for counsel and direction from wise church leaders, for programs specifically designed for teenagers and children, access to numerous talks and well-done Mormon messages, weekly Sunday meetings, weekly activities, daily church classes before school. Through these things, my children find courage to stand strong and strength to avoid the temptations of this world. I'm a Mormon because regardless of where I move, my family has immediate connections. Since wards are determined geographically, I know before I move to a new state which specific congregation I will be part of. As we have moved away from family, local church members have become like family to us. Even before I move, this allows me to connect with people. We move in and my children usually have immediate friends within our ward. My family has been blessed to associate with many good people.

How I live my faith

Though I have moved many times and find myself the new person in the congregation, I don't just wait for others to befriend me, but I reach out -- inviting friends over for BBQs, planning Girls Night Outs, hosting our Annual Pumpkin Carving Party every Halloween. My husband and I were once asked to plan the Christmas Party for the families in our congregation. It was a huge undertaking and we had moved in just five months prior to this event, but we loved doing it. I also enjoy giving talks in church, it is common to ask new members of the congregation to speak, so since we have moved many times I have had many opportunities to give a talk. I strive to serve others, to seek to do God's will, to teach my children, and to live a happy, righteous, and fulfilled life.