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Hi I'm Kaylene

I grew up in California. I'm a paralegal. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm one of three girls. I only have memories of my dad from before I was 5. My mom is a tough woman who worked hard to provide for us. I married young and had three kids. Unfortunately, my marriage didn't work out but my children are definitely my greatest blessing. I love to read, dance, walk, spend time on the beach and do anything with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

While I don't have a conversion story to tell, I have learned that I love being a Mormon. I love the faith that inspires. I love the opportunities to serve. I love the lessons of the gospel. I love the friends I've made. I love the activities we participate in. For me, being a Mormon isn't a choice. It's integrated into who I am. The Gospel and the Mormon way of life pulse through my veins. You could no more take the Mormon out of me than water out of a river. I didn't really think much about being a Mormon when I was a youth or teenager. I just was the way it was. But as an adult, I've faced challenges that have rocked me to the core and I've wondered: "Where would I be without the Gospel?" "What would I have turned to in times of trouble without my faith?" "What purpose in life would there be for me if I wasn't Mormon." The best picture I can come up with is a slice of Swiss cheese. I would be full of holes. I would be missing out on so very many good parts in life. I can't imagine living daily without having focus and determination and motivation I get from the Gospel. Each week is centered around partaking of the Sacrament on Sundays-the pinnacle part of the week. From there we study, and attend, and clean and serve and teach and love and prepare all for the belief that God wants us to be the best we can be. He wants us to love and serve his children. He needs us to overcome ourselves and take on every Christlike attribute in order to be an instrument in His hands. I count on that. I find my center in that. I work hard to be worthy of what God has in store for me.

How I live my faith

I was blessed with a "keen mind and intellect." That's what my patriarchal blessing said. It also told me that when things don't go right in my relationships, "overcome yourself." these two phrases have made a world of difference in me. I have always believed I was gifted with a good brain. Knowing that God gave me that gift empowers me and challenges me to use it and continue in learning and knowledge. That gift helps me be a great employee, mom and friend. Overcoming myself has always been harder but that phrase has always helped me focus on me and what I can do to change and grow. I live my faith daily by turning my life over to God to lead and direct me. I count on him to inspire my "keen mind and intellect" and teach me more about how to overcome myself. I know God knows and loves me and gave me these traits and that for me, makes all the difference. I'm someone. I matter. I've been given special gifts and talents. My Father in Heaven knows and loves me and wants me to succeed. I have learned that when I'm focused on who I am and what I can do, nothing can stop me and fear doesn't exist. I may not know what the Lord has in store for me, but I know he has something and the best thing I can do is reverently ask him, "what would you have me do?"