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Hi I'm Christy

I grew up in the Bay Area, I work full time and am a mother of 5. I love scouting, crafting, & cooking. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a Mom and I work full time. I struggle daily with the balance between work, family, and church. I have 1 child with a genetic disorder which requires strict adherence to a specified diet to keep toxins from building up in his brain causing mental retardation, this disorder will be with him his entire life, this adds a special demand on my time. His needs require a separate meal from the rest, he has frequent blood testing and doctors appointments to maintain his health. It is hard work but I know that the Lord blessed me with the job I have. A few years back through some mutual business associates I was introduced my now boss, she is a mother of five, one of which is handicapped due to an accident. As a result I have an employer that is sensitive to the needs of my family and children. I am currently the breadwinner for my family. Suffering a job loss as a result of the down turned economy, my husband has returned to school on a full time basis. I try to conquer each day, though some days I am just a survivor.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in the church, I took for granted the teachings of the church. I spent about 3 years not participating in the gospel, that time was fraught with much sadness and turmoil, though I continually sought out happiness; I never achieved the deep satisfying level of peace and happiness I desired. One day I decided make the change and make the commitment to follow the teaching of he gospel and become a disciple of Jesus Christ. Since that day, though I struggle with trials daily, I feel a sense of peace and happiness as I strive to become nearer to my Savior. I know the struggles I face each day are but a minutes worth of pain in the grand scheme of things and the happiness I feel as an active participant in the gospel greatly overshadows my daily issues. The gospel also helps me to keep in focus the things which matter most, my relationships with Heavenly Father and my family and my responsibilities at church, the rest will and does just fall in place after that.

How I live my faith

I teach the 9 year old boys in the Boy Scouts of America program. This is a church calling I love! The church has been a chartered organization for 100 years now. It is a fundamental tool which allows us to teach the young boys skills necessary to become men with knowledge and values. I am also a mom, just trying to teach my kids to make good decisions, be good people and participate in society knowing they are loved.