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Hi I'm Cindi

I'm a wife and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm trying to potty train a two-year-old and house train a puppy. I'm a photographer. I'm a blogger. I'm a reader.

Why I am a Mormon

My great great grandparents joined the church in Switzerland and emigrated to the United States. They settled in a beautiful valley in Wyoming and taught their children the gospel of Jesus Christ. My parents taught me of Christ as a child. We had regular scripture study, Family Home Evening and attended the church each Sunday. I knew that they had a strong testimony of the church and over the years my own testimony grew and strengthened. I believe that Jesus Christ lives. I believe that President Monsen is a true prophet of God who leads this church. I believe that the Book of Mormon is the word of God. I do not doubt it and I try each day to teach my children the gospel. Even though they are small, my husband and I work to have daily scripture study, weekly Family Home Evening and attend our church meetings each week.

How I live my faith

I'm trying to be the best person I can be. Sometimes I fail but I know that through the atonement of Jesus Christ, I can repent and try again. I am surrounded by small children every day. I have five young children and it is my responsibility to teach them and guide them--to raise them to be good citizens, productive and responsible. I am trying to teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ. I am trying to teach them to love and serve others. Each Sunday, my husband and I work in the nursery at church. We spend two hours with the littlest children (between 18 months and 2 years) so that their parents can attend the other classes. There are twelve little children in our class. We love them. We sing with them. We teach them that they are children of our Heavenly Father and that he loves them. We hug them when they are sad. Serving the little children is one of the greatest opportunities in the church. I am constantly reminded of the words of our Savior Jesus Christ: " Suffer little children to come unto me, and forbid them not:for of such is the kingdom of God (Luke 18:16)."

Why is family so important to Mormons?

We believe that families can be together forever. We believe that a family is an eternal bond and therefore it is especially important to love and strengthen each other. My husband and I have been married nearly 14 years. We've endured the usual struggles and will continue to work together with whatever comes our way. We love each other but we're also good friends. We have five young children and there are days when they fight so much I wonder if we are doing anything right as parents. Then, there are other days when I come in to find that they are sitting together and my oldest son is reading stories to his younger siblings. We do love each other. It takes a lot of work and time to create a loving home environment but it is oh so worth it when my little girl wraps her arms around me in a hug or my oldest daughter helps her baby sister learn to walk. I wouldn't trade those moments for anything--even the ten weekly loads of laundry. Show more Show less