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Hi I'm Kim

I LOVE Alabama Football, ROLL TIDE!!!, I am an RN in a busy ER and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my best friend in December 1982, we have 4 awesome children 3 boys and a girl, 3 wonderful daughters in law, a wonderful son in law and 7 fantastic grandchildren 5 boys, 2 girl and another girl on the way. I work in a fairly busy emergency room as a registered nurse and absolutely love it. My family shares a love for college football ROLL TIDE, we have always let our children make their own choices in life and somehow we had one child choose to be a Florida fan...but we love him just the same- We also enjoy camping, hiking, swimming, canoeing, being at the beach....just about anything outdoors and road trips especially spontaneous road trips. My husband and I have a motorcycle that we love to take on trips.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger, between the ages of 9-12 I used to go to church with everyone I knew, all kinds of different churches. Each time I would go the preachers would call you up to be baptized and my friends would try to get me to go up. Well I knew I'd better not take a huge step like that without discussing it with my mother first. My mom didn't go to church, but she had attended the methodist church as a child and young adult. She also had rules about using the Lords name in vain, etc. She also believed in NOT forcing a child to go to church or "scaring" them into being baptized. Each time I came home from one of the meetings where the preacher had said I needed to be baptized I would ask my mom if I could get baptized. She would have a stern, NO!!! She would tell me I could continue to go to church, but I could not be baptized. When I was 13 we moved to Las Vegas and I met a very good friend. She was a Mormon. I started going to church with her. To be perfectly honest, they had really fun youth activities and cute boys. This church was really different though, no one hounded me to be baptized or "scared me" making me think if I didn't get baptized I was an awful person etc. I also felt this warmth I had never felt before when I attended the meetings. I read a book about Joseph Smith call, Truth Restored. I got this overwhelming feeling that I was reading about a true Prophet of God. My friend talked to me about taking "missionary lessons". I asked my mom, she said yes and she would take them with me. After the missionary lessons my friend asked me if I wanted to be baptized. I said I wanted to but it didn't matter because my mom wouldn't let me. The missionaries told me to talk to her. I told her I wanted to get baptized, she didn't even blink, she immediately said...YES! I couldn't believe it. So I was baptized a week later, on October 25, 1975.

How I live my faith

I try to treat others as I want to be treated. When I am doing something or saying something, I try to keep the thought in the back of my mind...."if Jesus were standing right next to me would I be saying/doing this" I also keep the "big picture" in mind at all times. I know that our time here is just a few minutes in the big scheme of things and if we will do what is expected of us, which really isn't that much, we will spend eternity in paradise. When I do mess up, I know that all I have to do is repent and because Christ loved me so much I can be forgiven and start all over again....what more can a person ask for.

Do Mormons only help Mormons?

Kim
Oh absolutely not. My family and I have been on plenty of tornado and hurricane clean-ups and the houses where we worked on were not members of the church. The church sends aid all over the world and does not specify who gets it. We help those in need and what I have found encouraging about the church, not only do we help, but as we are helping we educate....so that those who need the help, can learn to help themselves as well. Show more Show less