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I pray because I believe, and I believe because I pray.

Joseph Walker--Deseret Morning News

Utah, United States

Kelly is the mother of 5 adorable kids--4 boys and a girl. The girl came in a package with a boy (twins). Kelly is married to a charming young man who lives and breathes computers. They are also guardians for three nieces and a nephew.

She is active in the community having served as PTA President of a local elementary school, on the board of the Salt Lake Mothers of Twins, as a district round-table trainer with the Cub Scouts, as a volunteer for Sidelines (a support network for Women on bed rest during pregnancy) and she and her husband are active in the LDS Church.

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Salt Lake LDS Temple Centennial with a full 3D model of the building in downtown Salt Lake City, Utah. This Single Image Stereogram was done at the 100 year anniversary of the building's completion.

Printed at 18x24 inches.

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"And now, my sons, remember, remember that it is upon the rock of our Redeemer, who is Christ, the Son of God, that ye must build your foundation; that when the devil shall send forth his mighty winds, yea, his shafts in the whirlwind, yea, when all his hail and his mighty storm shall beat upon you, it shall have no power over you to drag you down to the gulf of misery and endless wo, because of the rock upon which ye are built, which is a sure foundation, a foundation whereon if men build they cannot fall."

Helaman 5:12

Courtesy of Scott Kurtz


Friday, March 03, 2006

Life Change

25 years ago today I met two teenage boys who changed the way I saw myself. I still have the flyer from the event that brought us together.

Before I met them I was shy and unsure of myself. I rarely spoke, except at home, where I felt comfortable enough to speak up. I was teased. I was bullied. I was left out. And I had very few friends.

Then I met these two boys. I was accepted into their group of friends. We did almost everything together. At one time or another I liked both of them. I learned through my association with them that I was of worth.

People today describe me as bubbly and outgoing. I have been a PTA president. I have been an LDS missionary. I am currently a Cub Master in the Cub Scouting program. I am not afraid to get up in front of people and take charge.

In short, my life changed directions that day, 25 years ago.

To you young men, if you should read this, you know who you are...Thank-you!

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