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Hi I'm Kaitlin

I'm from Utah. I love to sing, especially in the shower. I want to be an elementary school teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a recent high school graduate with big dreams. I love to sing, and have participated in many choirs over the past few years. I plan to go to college and get my degree in Early Childhood Education, although my dream career is to be a mom. I also love working with kids, I've made most of my money babysitting as as a full time nanny. I can't wait to be married and have kids of my own. I come from a family of seven kids and every one of them is my best friend. My older brother has cerebral palsy and he is such a light in my life. I have five younger siblings and they are all perfectly unique. I, myself, am pretty average. I am addicted to Pinterest, my weekend parties mostly consist of myself and Netflix, and I have a great love of ice cream and raw cookie dough. My goal in life is to change the world, although I haven't given much thought to the "how" yet... I am so overjoyed with my life as it is, and I have great hope and anticipation for what my future holds.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a part of the church my whole life, but even if you are raised in the church there comes a point when you have to find out for yourself if it is true. You can't lean on your parents testimony your whole life. I was a pretty intuitive child, and this point came around the age of ten or eleven. I needed to decide if it was true or not. So I prayed and asked. And I did receive a huge vision, the heavens didn't open, and there was no voice of thunder telling me it was true. In fact the feeling I had was so small, that I could have easily missed it. But I realized that I had been living the church standards my whole life, and they made me happy. I realized that I did know that Jesus Christ sacrificed for us, I didn't know why, but again I just felt this pure happiness whenever I thought about Christ. They same thing happened when I read the Book of Mormon or when I thought about Joseph Smith. It all just made me so happy, and it was a kind of happiness that I couldn't feel anywhere else. I decided that I did know it was all true, and knowing it was all true, the next step was to act on what I knew. If I didn't act, and didn't live what I was taught I know that I would have forgotten what I knew to be true. But because I've chosen to live the gospel to the best of my ability, and I'm definitely not perfect and I have stumbled and fallen so many times, I know it to be true. I know that my Father in Heaven loves me, He knows me and the things that I enjoy and the things that I struggle with, and I know that He is so understanding. I also know that Jesus Christ really was born and that he performed miracles, I know that He suffered so that I can be forgiven when I make mistakes, comforted when I am sad, and so that I never have to feel like I'm alone. I know the Book of Mormon is the true word of God, and that reading it prayerfully will bring you closer to Christ. I know that this gospel brings me so much happiness and I love being a Mormon!

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday in the simple ways like reading scriptures and saying my prayers. I've found though that the greatest expression of my faith is to serve others as Jesus Christ would. I find immense joy in serving others, and the love that comes from that. For the past few months I have served within the church as a nursery leader, meaning I worked with and taught the 18 month to 3 year old children. And I absolutely love every minute of it! I love that I was given an area to serve the church, doing what I love to do, which is work with kids.