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Hi I'm Katherine

I am a California girl in Texas. I like to sing, paint, drive cars, and cook. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I studied Theatre Education and English. Unfortunately due to some family health issues I had to drop out and graduating is a big goal for me. I've been married since 2010 and my husband is my best friend. The only thing that really makes my story interesting is a disease called Huntington's. It is a fatal genetic neurological disease. I lost my grandmother to it when I was young and lost my dad in 2011. In 2012 I found out that I carry it and any children I have will have a 50/50% chance of inheriting it. There is no cure. My husband and I are taking steps to start a family as the Lord commands but in a way that will give our children a chance of being spared this disease. Being parents is such a priority for my husband and myself. We look forward to the challenges and thrills of parenthood and in the mean time try to keep our minds busy with work and church service.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a family where my parents were recent converts to the church and I was raised with its gospel. However, there was a time in my life when I took a hiatus from living its standards and I noticed such a difference in my life. It took a little while but during that time I realized that my Father in Heaven and my Savior, Jesus Christ, loved me no matter what and that through Christ's atonement I could repent. I could be clean again. I have since grown so very much and when the time came that I had met the love of my life I was able to be married to him in a Temple. Marriage in the Temple is viewed as a marriage not "until death do you part" but for all time and eternity. Over the last few years my testimony has grown substancially- especially during the passing of my father and getting the results of my pre-symptomatic diagnosis. I know that after I do all I can, my Savior's sacrifice makes up for my short-comings and I will be able to be with my Father in Heaven. Christ gave His life for all of Father in Heaven's children. He gave His life for me. What a blessing!

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the secretary for the women's organization in my congregation. It is overwhelming as I am so much younger and inexperienced. I am grateful for the opportunity to serve and it is wonderful to help the women become stronger as individuals and as a group.Their strength strengthens me. Our organization has a strong focus on serving others in our community, our congregation, and our fellow sisters. The love that I feel when serving others in wonderful. Our organization has a motto: "Charity Never Faileth" and I feel that it truly represents us and our goals. I feel that charity- that pure love of Christ- when I am giving of myself for others. Our Savior gave His all for us and I love finding opportunities to give what I can back to Him through service to my brothers and sisters.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Men and women have wonderful divine roles. As a women I feel blessed that women are given tender hearts and the intuition to be the role models and mothers they are. Both mother and father have a necessary and important role in the lives of their children. Parents’ work in the home will be more effective if their first priorities are God, each other, and their children. In my marriage my husband and I are equal partners and to me that is the biggest key to happiness in the home. We may take on responsibilities that may not be typical for a man or a woman but we costantly give and serve each other. Watching my parents, I was blessed to be in a home where Daddy could provide and Mommy was home to drive us to soccer practice and be home to help with homework. However as my father began to come down with the symptoms of Huntington's, my mother had to go back to school and take over the role of provider. Since my father's passing, my mother's home is nothing like the traditional "picture perfect" family but it is still a home of love. Children are a wonderful blessing. “Children are an heritage of the Lord” (Psalms 127:3). My husband and I look forward to the day when we are blessed with children. Until then we both work in and out of the home to keep our home full of love and respect. Show more Show less