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Hi I'm Chelsea

I'm a singer, I'm a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married and have four small children. I am living the life I've always dreamed about, and it is better than I imagined. ....and harder, too!

Why I am a Mormon

Before I had kids I used to say things like "....my kids will never ______" and I'd fill in the blank with "complain" or "be disrespectful" or "make unpleasant noises at the dinner table," etc. But I'm discovering that it is pretty much impossible to control children. In fact, the more I try to control them the more our house is filled with contention and frustration. Through the scriptures--and remembering the examples of my own parents-- I am learning a better way to parent: through example, through persuasion, through knowledge and ultimately (and this is the hard part) agency. I am not perfect at implementing these principles; I am the kind of person who likes to be in control. But whenever I use persuasion instead of force, patience instead of demands, and teaching instead of scolding I see the truth of these principles, and love and laughter can run amok through our home. The principles in the scriptures work. And that is why we call the scriptures TRUE.

How I live my faith

I am the ward choir director. It is my very favorite calling, and I've served as the choir director in almost every ward I've been in. I think there is something very symbolic about taking a diverse group of people who have different voices, different levels of musical skill, and different personalities and working with them to refine and blend the voices so that we make a unified and glorious sound. ...well, sometimes glorious. But that is why I like it so much. It is like life. People aren't perfect. In our lives we might think we are "singing" in tune, but a lot of the time we aren't. We have a Savior and loving Heavenly Father who guide us, direct us, teach us--and at times, chastise us. As we focus more on our Savior, we become more refined, more harmonous, and more in tune. In the end, even if we aren't perfect "singers," our persistent desires to follow His directions will always be acceptable to our Heavenly Father. And then, we discover we are part of something much grander, much more magnificent than anything we would have been on our own. That is why I love the gospel of Jesus Christ, and that is why I love choir.