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Hi I'm Kim

I am a politically active stay-at-home mom and I'm a Mormon

About Me

As the mother of two sons attending my local schools, I was disturbed by the disregard the school board had for the public. I decided to become involved to encourage more accountability and get the public involved so we can improve education in our community. I can also be found reading political books and magazines to stay up on the latest news. When I'm not attending school board meetings or writing letters, I can be found working on photo books for my family, running kids around after school (sometimes being a stay-at-home mom means you never get to stay at home), attending sporting and musical events, and stretching my family food dollars with coupons. It's a busy life but one I love!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up a Mormon, I wasn't truly converted until I was a senior in High School. I had the opportunity to watch a friend who was visiting from Australia go through the missionary discussions. Even though he had come from a home with no religious background, as he listened to the lessons the missionaries taught him, he kept saying, "It seems like I already knew this" or, "I feel like I've heard this before". It really made me think about why he would say that and I realized that his spirit was recognizing truth it had known before. It sent me to my own knees to ask the Lord for my own sure knowledge. I LOVE the Plan of Salvation that gives me a clear understanding of how I can return to my Heavenly Father. What a comfort it is to know that, despite my weaknesses and failings, I can repent and return and that nearly all His children will receive some degree of glory (heaven). I love the fact that my family can be together forever. How sad it would be if I just had hope that I could be with them, but no promise that I could. Heavenly Father wants us to be happy and He has given us plans for our mortal existence that can make us so if we follow His path and the example of His son, Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I have always been very open about being a Mormon to those around me who are not. Sometimes, people have preconceived notions about us that they find out aren't true when they realize they have friends who are Mormon and are "normal". The outrageous stuff that goes around is never true and often humorous. I have often had to tell people that, yes, we celebrate Christmas. I have spent much of my adult life sharing the gospel with others at church in various teaching positions and with my friends and neighbors through the way I live. Our home is a refuge from the world for our boys and their friends. We keep it "clean" at our house (even though the house isn't always clean!). Swearing, R-rated movies, profane music or violent video games are not welcome in our home. It's fun to see friends who spend a lot of time shooting people in their video games at home remember how to have good clean fun playing Mario Kart at our house. The cool posters on the walls of our "Kid Cave" are of Book of Mormon and Bibilical Heroes. They spark a lot of conversation among teenage boys. Service is a big part of our family. I love that my boys love to serve those around them. We have a family tradition of collecting and donating toys to a local Christmas House charity every year. Service is something that can change the world. Our lives have been richly blessed and we want to share with others to bless their lives.