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Hi I'm Kristy

Mormon from birth, raised in a little farm town with dirt streets, no sidewalks, and Geneva Steel was in full production

About Me

I was a married mother of 4 children, we lost one son at 13 months old when I was only 19. Without our LDS faith, I would have been lost. I new where his tiny spirit had gone, a perfect angel into the Celestial Kingdom of God, residing with Jesus and all other relatives who had gone before him. We were married civilly at a very early age, I was 17, he was 18...High school Sweethearts in 1972. We struggled financially for many years, then deciding to turn it all around, we were married in the Mesa Temple in Arizona in 1981. It was very touching when the temple workers brought our 3 children and a proxy for the fourth, into the sealing room, all dressed in white, our little angels ready to become our family for all time and eternity. From that day on, we were doing well, until two years ago. My sweet husband became sick, and doctors couldn't find what was the problem. He lost weight, was very fatigued, and couldn't eat anything because it hurt. I was so afraid, and prayed and prayed for his recovery. January of 2013, they discovered his rare blood disorder, gave him chemotherapy and a stem cell transplant. We prayed together day after day, to hope for this treatment to work. Many personal blessings, and placing his name on the Temple rolls, but God had a different job for him to do. My sweetheart passed away October 6, 2013 in my arms at home, which was his request. Again without my faith of where he is, now with God, I could not go on after 42 years.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born in Utah, which is mostly of the Mormon faith. This is where the pioneers settled when Brigham Young saw the Salt Lake Valley and said, "This is the Place.!" My family is all of the LDS faith, and in doing research, my father's side were wheel rights, who fixed the broken wheels on the hand and oxen carts during the trek across the lands when attempting to escape where they were not wanted. I was born into the faith, blessed and baptized LDS. Met and married an especially handsome LDS member who attended my high school. His father had been a Bishop on the Navajo Reservation, and he had also worked a trading post in Hunters Point, AZ. All of this was fate, to meet this man from a far away place. He was from Arizona and had lived there until a teenager, and I was just an Orem teenage country bumpkin. I had never been out of the state of Utah! What a coincidence, and for a good reason. He taught me a lot about the faith that I was not aware of, and so we learned together. We knew after we were married, and lost our baby son, that we needed to do something to change it around to make it right. My husband had a strong testimony of the LDS Church, and knew we needed to be faithful, and righteous, pay our tithing and become worthy of a Temple marriage. It was a difficult road, because there are so many things out there to tempt the body and soul, Satan is at his best when you are trying to be worthy. We did it! On April 18, 1981 we were married for all eternity, and had our children sealed to us as an Eternal family. So, my son and his father are together once again, and all those who have gone before - what a beautiful thing to know that they are awaiting the time when we will all be rejoined again!

How I live my faith

I attend Sunday services every week when possible. I do Temple work every month, I help to assist my visiting teaching with my companion whom I love very much. She is a sweet spirit, whose husband is the Bishop for a singles ward in Provo. I pray every evening, to keep all family, friends, extended family and acquaintances for safety in their daily trials, and be free from harm or accident. To have God love them, even if they are not doing what is right, to quietly guide them towards the teachings of the faith. To love one another, and continue to help those in need. I am thankful for all my blessings of this earth, and try to continue the path of righteousness which I whispered in my husbands ear before he passed over. My faith helps me to cope with the loss of my loving companion, because I know where he is...with God the Father, and his Son, Jesus Christ and all others who have passed. What a rejoicing it must have been!