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Hi I'm Kim W. Thomas

I am a wife, a mother of 5, and a grandmother of 14. I like to journal and play the piano. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a young girl, I always wanted to get married and have children. I was lucky enough to be lined up with a great man on a blind date and it was an immediate attraction for the both of us. We have been blessed with 5 children. As they have married and started families of their own, I now have the privilege of being a grandmother to 14 grandchildren. It is the sweetest thing when they walk in our house and eagerly call out to me and run to me for a hug. Love it! Besides spending time with the children and grandchildren, I love being with the wonderful man I married. We enjoy bike riding, having weekly dates and traveling together. Whether it's a cruise or a car trip, it doesn't matter. It's all fun because we are spending quality time with each other. Upon receiving a journal as a wedding gift, I have been an avid journal writer. It was so therapeutic when I moved away from home and experienced extreme homesickness. It continues to be a way for me to reflect on life's happenings, both happy times and challenging times.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a very religious family. We went to church every Sunday and as I attended with my family, I felt good doing what I was doing and learning what I was learning. I had a definite feeling of happiness as I attended church as a child and the feeling has continued on into my adult years. As I listen to the words spoken at the pulpit and as I partake of the sacrament and as I have my individual scripture study time, I have come to recognize the good feelings are a confirmation from my Heavenly Father that he loves me and he wants me to be happy. By following his gospel principles and keeping his commandments, I am following Jesus Christ's example and the Holy Ghost confirms to me that I am doing what I should be doing.

How I live my faith

I learned how to play the piano when I was 8 years old and have used this skill in my service in our church and in the community. I had the opportunity of going to two different hospitals once a week to play the piano for an hour in the waiting area of one hospital and in the rehabilitation area of the other hospital. I spent many hours teaching myself how to play the organ and for the past 20 years I have been playing the organ in our church worship service. I have helped out in the community as a reading volunteer at the elementary school.