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Hi I'm Christy

I'm a Wife, Mother of 4 and a very happy person because I choose to be a Mormon!

About Me

I was born in Indiana, but moved to Arizona when I was very young. My parents moved across the street from an LDS chapel and my conversion started there. My parents were baptized and later we were sealed together as an eternal family in the Mesa temple. I was later baptized at 8, but will forever be grateful for the missionaries that knocked on my parents door when I was younger. I have been married to a wonderful man for 20 years and we have 4 wonderful children. I worked the majority of the first part of our marriage, but when I started having children we decided to make the transition to a single family income. I love being able to stay home and raise my children. We recently moved from Arizona to Ohio. This was a huge leap of faith for our family. We absolutely love Ohio and the new friends that we have met here. I love decorating, design, cooking, baking, crafting, camping, hiking and quad riding. I absolutley love thrift stores. My heart skips a beat when I can find something for a bargain. I love to take these bargains and reinvent them into something new. I always seem to be working on a project of some sort and usually the project pile is bigger than it needs or should be. I love to read, watch sappy romantic movies or musicals and sing. I always have a song in my head. My husband will quite frequently start to hum or say a few lines to a song and without realizing it I will be singing that song out loud within seconds.

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon fills me with joy. I made a decision early on in life that I wanted the joy and happiness that I saw others have. I fill so fullfilled when I'm living righteously and serving others. I love that our prayers can and will be answered. Our early years of marriage were full of heartache as we tried and tried again to start our family. These trials in our life were so painful and heartwrenching. I remember so well a stay in the hospital after yet again another pregnancy lost. I laid there in the dark crying as my husband exhausted, worn out and asleep next to me on the ever so comfortable hospital chair. I prayed and prayed more than I have ever done in my entire life to have the pain in my heart go away. I questioned why over and over again. At that very moment of utter despair and dissapointment I felt such a warm reassurance come over me..."trust in the process, you will be a mother." The road was rough ahead with more heart ache and loss , but I never forgot that simple inspiration from the spirit reassuring me that I was not alone in this. Heavenly Father loves me and knew of my heart ache. Healing took place and I did eventually become a mother. This has been the biggest and most rewarding blessing in my life. I choose to be a mormon because it quite simple makes me feel whole. I have had a myriad of experiences that have testified the truthfullness of the gospel to me over and over again. To be in the right place and doing the right thing is a wonderful feeling. It is pure joy!

How I live my faith

Daily I try to be a better person than I was yesterday. Having daily prayer and scripture study have been a strong support in our family and on a personal level. When I am diligent with these two activities I feel closer to our Father in Heaven and closer as a family. We attend church regularly and make a constant effort to always make the right choices when we are living our day to day life. I love to teach. I have had the privillage to be a teacher for several years of my adult life through church. I feel a closeness to Heavenly Father when I pray about the lesson I have been asked to teach and begin studying the material myself. I love that being a Mormon doesn't just happen on Sunday's. I have been involved in several of our programs outside of our Sunday worship. I have planned activites for our youth and adults. All of these activites have been inspired to help encourage, uplift and create environments to feel the spirit and help us make better choices in our lives. My favorite part of living my faith would have to be through acts of service. I love to serve others! The joy these simple acts bring to me are so powerful. The smile and love on the recpients face as you serve them is the best feeling in the world.