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Hi I'm Christine

I am an attorney and I have 10 children. I love to participate in community theater with my kids. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was adopted when I was 5 weeks old and I was raised as a Lutheran. I was baptized into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with my husband when I was 28 years old. I have 10 children ranging in age from 4 years old to 26 years old. No twins, no adoptions and the same husband. I am also an attorney and I have my own law firm that concentrates in residential real estate. I love theater and I love performing with my kids in community theater. Our lives on paper always sound easier than it is in reality. People ask how I do it all. I say I don't do it all. Piles of dirty laundry, dirty windows and dust will testify that I don't do it all. There are many sacrifices that have to be made to have a family and a career. If I was smart enough to figure out how to support 10 children without working outside the home I would do it. As a compromise, I have worked most of my career from my home. Life is hard and brings things we didn't expect or want, but in the end, we receive the experiences we need to grow our character. Life also brings joys that we never could have dreamed of such as having children. Who could ever imagine how much they would love their children until their newborn baby is placed into your arms for the first time? I now know that those children and the love we feel for them is a direct gift from our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the true Church of Jesus Christ. I know this is true because I have asked my Father in Heaven and he has answered me that it is true. As I strive to live His commandments and strive to exercise faith, He shows me the truth, line upon line. I can not imagine living my life without that knowledge. We all have challenges and sorrows. To know that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ are real and love each us is tremendous! Not only do they love us, they still communicate with each of us. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the fullness of the Gospel so that anything you need to make your life happier and safer is taught in this Church. The ultimate earthly benefit of being a member of Christ's true Church is to be able to visit and learn in the Holy Temple. No place on Earth can compare to the joy and peace that is felt in the Temple of the Lord. If someone asks "Why are you a Mormon?" I would have to say "How could I not be a Mormon when I know this is the true Church of Jesus Christ?"

How I live my faith

Attending Church is Sunday is a necessity in my life. It brings me peace, comfort and centers me for the rest of the week so I can focus on what is truly important. To me, my most important sign of my faith is teaching my children what I know to be true. They are taught to believe in Jesus Christ and live as if they believe in Jesus Christ. I let them know that I know the Savior is their most important friend. He will always be there for them but they have to know that for themselves. I try to serve those around me. I serve in my Church positions as a youth Sunday School Teacher, assistant to the Public Affairs Director for our area and as a visiting teacher. I try to serve my families and neighbors. I don't profess to do all that I can but I keep trying to get better. I try to live my faith in my business dealings. I want my clients to know that they can trust me and they will be treated fairly. My integrity is more important than my bank balance and I hope that I live in a way that my employees and clients understand that I am trying to treat them as Christ would even though I can't claim to have mastered these qualities.