Hi I'm Rosalyn
I teach music to young children, my husband and I adore our seven children, and I'm a Mormon.
I am a daughter, sister, friend, wife and mom. I strive to be present with our young twins and stay connected with the teens and young adults who are still my babies. The longer I live, the more I treasure time with my parents, siblings, and extended family. I love late night chats, hot chocolate and toast, road trips, early morning walks, talking and laughing with my husband, camping on a green mountainside, singing with children, a good game of scrabble, and good movies.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I have found shelter and safety from the storm here. I have found more than just safety... I have found also love, hope, comfort, joy, renewal, courage, acceptance, and forgiveness.... but I believe the safety and security I feel in the arms of my Savior's love brought me the desire to stand on my own conviction. I found my conviction as a young child when in lonely, confusing, or scary times, I discovered I could pray to my Father in Heaven and I felt heard. I discovered He understood my heart and comforted me in my heartache. I learned that He knew me, He loved me and would protect me. I found safety and security in the clarity and simplicity of His commandments. Then and now, I experiment with trusting God and following His commandments. The result? I continue to discover peace, even an unfettered happiness, I haven't been able to duplicate in any other way -- and this in midst of my oh, so imperfect life.
How I live my faith
Right now I am assigned to be a visiting teacher in my ward. I have a female companion also assigned to work with me and visit the same women I visit. Our responsibility is to befriend two women, also members of our congregation. At the minimum, our assignment is to visit them in their homes once a month, but more ideally, we will get to know them on a more personal level, becoming true friends. When I am on the receiving end and my visiting teachers take an interest in me and my life, I feel a special kinship toward them. I believe my visiting teachers care genuinely about me and find that even a simple phone call or short visiti in my home lifts me and brightens my day. Another assignment I have in my congregation is on the stake level, which simply means my assignment encompasses all the wards in my stake, currently about 10 of them. I serve as the Stake Primary Chorister and as such, I train, encourage and nurture the Primary Choristers who serve in their individual wards throughout the stake. On occasion, I conduct a children's choir. The Primary Choristers are men or women who teach songs and lead the Primary children (ages 3-11) in a Singing Time each Sunday during Primary. Primary Choristers are loved by the children and provide sweet, happy experiences while teaching gospel doctrine through music.