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Hi I'm Linsey

I'm a workaholic stay at home mom, a proud police wife and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom to two of the most adorable children on the planet. My husband works hard so I can stay home and raise my own children and they smother him with hugs and kisses every time he walks through the door. We are happy. We are blessed. I have a child with food allergies to Milk, Eggs, Peanut, MSG, and Soy. This is more of a trial in our lives than I ever imagined it would be. Though I've been blessed to find others who share my plight through the internet and in my community. I grew up in a family of music lovers. I love to sing, I love to dance, and I love music, as do my children. I love to read for self improvement, spiritual enlightenment, and casual entertainment. I have great anxiety and great aspirations of becoming completely organized and stress free.

Why I am a Mormon

I have had some good trials in my life. I grew up with the fear of losing my dad every day. He was sick my whole life with various problems all stemming from his battle with Juvenile Diabetes. Because of the influence of my wonderful parents, and their unwavering faith in Jesus Christ, I was able to come to terms with things in a healthy way. exercise, to be precise He did eventually succomb to the complications from his illness when my oldest child was just 2 months old. This is something that tugs at my heart strings each time I look at my children's faces and realize that he won't be an influence in their lives, and that I can't call him up and ask him for the fatherly advice I am so accustomed to. My parents were never too busy to listen to my problems, or to share pieces of their testimony with me. The gospel and the Savior were not taboo topics in our household, and neither was their love for me. Because of this, my family is very close. We recognize each others' differences and how we can learn and grow with each other. As adults my siblings, my mother, and I are good friends. We speak with each other often, fast and pray for blessings together, help each other in any way we can, and, thanks to modern technology, are able to keep up with each other as we meet once a month over the internet to share events in our lives and ways that those events have boosted our testimonies. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ more than anything in this world. It is the most important thing to me in my life. As I focus on the gospel every day, and rely on the Savior's example and the spirit to guide my actions, as a mother, as a wife, as a neighbor, as a daughter, as a friend, I am amiably happy. I have my trials who doesn't?, some are easy, some are grueling and life altering, but we get through as we rely on and trust in God to guide us in our lives. I have unwavering faith that as I do what is right to the best of my ability, keep my promises that I've made to Heavenly Father, and the commandments, follow the prophets' teachings, God will guide me to a greater good. He wants what's best for me. He wants me to be happy. He wants me to be with him again. He would never lead me down a road that would lead to my destruction. The road may hold trials for me that will benefit me and my ablity to help and empathize with others, but it will always lead to greater blessings. Even if I don't experience those blessings until I leave this Earth. I cannot deny the love my Savior and Heavenly Father have for me, nor can I deny their profound influence on my life.

How I live my faith

I am currently a Visiting Teaching Supervisor as well as a Visiting Teacher. Visiting teaching is a program designed to help sisters in the church get to know each other, help each other, and truly become sisters in Jesus Christ. Sister companionships are assigned to other sisters in the church regardless of need or position in the church. They stop by once a month to visit, enjoy each others' company, bring the occasional gift or goody, and to check on the welfare of each sister. My position as a supervisor entails that I call each companionship to see if they were able to visit each sister, and to get a report as to how each sister is doing, if there is a need we need to be made aware of so, if requested or desired by the specific sister, we can send in the reinforcements to help them through various trials and circumstances. eg. Death, illness, new birth, surgery, chronic health problems, overwhelmed mothers, etc. I have had various jobs in the church throughout my life. Even as a youth. They created opportunities to develop skills and experience that have helped me gain employment, challenged me to be a better person, develop the ability to deal with various social situations, and also giving me opportunities to recognize my talents and abilities as an individual.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

YES! I'm so grateful for this wonderful promise and blessing! I can't imagine believing that there was nothing after this life. My husband and I have had the fortunate opportunity of being married for Time and all Eternity. We will not be parted by death, and because we did this, our children are also bound to us for all Eternity. I love him so much, and our love for each other truly climbs through our trials and experiences. I still fear the possibility of losing him in our mortality, but am comforted by the knowledge that if he were to leave me, he would not be away from us forever. I have a special testimony of this, especially since my dad's death. I'm so grateful for the knowledge that I have that I will see him again, I will feel his embrace, I will see his sweet smile, I will be able to kiss those dimply cheeks again, I can hear his beautiful voice again and feel his love. Because of this knowledge, I feel his absence as a period of time. Especially as I get older and realize how short our lives really are, I get more and more excited for the time I'll be able to see him, along with other loved ones that I love and miss so dearly. That doesn't mean I don't miss him desperately, and have my moments of grief and dispair, but those moments are always curbed by the happy promise that I know I will see him again. Show more Show less