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Hi I'm Cyntha

I am a mother of three, I like to cook, spend time with family and friends. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a "stay-home mom." After working to obtain a master's degree in Speech Therapy, I loved going to work making a difference in the life of my clients. I often felt I had found my life's mission. After my second child was born I made a difficult decision to leave my field and stay home. I was afraid I'd feel my life had less meaning and that I'd get bored. I never anticipated the joy I now find in my role as wife and mother. My fears were real, but in the end I was pleasantly surprised by the sense of fulfillment I often feel. I didn't stay away from my profession long, not a whole year went by before I began working part-time. Now I see a handful of children, working only a few hours a week. I still feel that I am fulfilling my life's mission, but that mission includes making a significant difference in the lives of the most important children to me- my own. And yet, I can still reach out to others within my community. In my free time I love to cook, as long as I have someone around to enjoy the fruit of my labor. I like visiting with friends and especially with my sisters: God's gift of "mandatory love and companionship." I am lucky enough to love my sisters dearly and they truly are the best friends God could have given me. Lastly of course, I love the precious few moments I spend with my sweetheart and husband. We met in a dance class and enjoy dancing together when we can, but as he is currently finishing a medical residency those moments are precious but few.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been a member of The Church all my life. But for all members, whether converts or not, we must all go through a conversion of some kind to helps us gain a personal testimony of the gospel. I can't say that there is "one big event" that changed my life, and at that moment I knew it was true. My conversion story is a collection of small special moments that have all come together to make a strong, and beautiful picture of what my heart and mind know to be true. My first memory of a spiritual experience happened when I was 7 years old. My family was moving and I didn't want to. I was scared what a new home might bring, and feared feeling lonely without my old friends. A few nights before we actually moved I started crying, actually sobbing because I was so afraid of moving. There in my dark bedroom I knelt on my bed and prayed. Almost instantly I felt peace. Somehow I knew that I wouldn't be alone, and that everything was going to be okay. More than anything I felt like God loved even me, and that he cared about what I was feeling. Since then there have been too many moments to count of similar experiences of answered prayers, feelings of love from an interested and loving Heavenly Father, and impressions in my heart that tell me that the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ are true. Through these moments I have come to know that I can and do have a tangible relationship with my Savior, Jesus Christ. I know that he wants nothing more than for me to return and live with Him and His Father. Because of this desire they have given us everything we need to make it back to Them through the gospel, doctrine, and ordinances set up in His Church. That knowledge is why I am a member of this church, and choose to live my life the way that I do.

How I live my faith

I have recently started working with the children in the Primary Organization in my specific congregation, or what we call a ward. Primary is made up of the kids from 18 months through 12 years. The children are divided into classes by age and then taught every Sunday for 2 hours. I am the person that runs the program to make sure we have the people and materials we need to ensure our children receive the attention and love they need. In our church we believe we are asked by God to serve in the different places within the church. Because God has asked me to be the president in Primary, He also helps me with inspiration to be able to give the children that I work with exactly what He would give them- with lots of help from other people too. I love working with the children in church because they are so precious, and really funny too. But I don't just live my faith when I attend church on Sunday. What good would it do if I only let the gospel of Jesus Christ influence me on Sundays, and didn't think or do anything about it the rest of the week. I try to live a life of integrity, and kindness to everyone I encounter, not just those I work with on Sunday. This is not always easy- and I often fall short of what I would like to be, but the point is that I try. And the wonderful thing about the gospel is that as you do try to live by the "standard" or the life style that is taught by The Church, you become happier, and that makes it just that much easier to be nice to the annoying man at the grocery store, or more understanding of the noisy neighbor across the street. Living a life prescribed by my faith in Jesus Christ helps me to want to love the people in my life that often feel "un-loveable" and just wanting to love them takes me a few steps closer to actually loving them. As time has passed some of my un-loveables in life have become dear to me and sweet relationships have blossomed, while others I continue to struggle for a more Christ-like attitude towards them.