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Hi I'm Lyn

I grew up in Kalamazoo, Michigan. I'm a mother and I work as a speech language pathologist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My favorite thing is family. I have three children. After family comes my love of college football, the beach, cooking, running and reading. I would choose music over television any day and I love many genres. Music lifts my spirits, motivates me to do hard things and relaxes me. I also love to dance around the house with my kids and we often have family dances. I attended college after high school and then served as a missionary in Arizona where I learned to speak Spanish. After my mission and marriage I decided to go back to school as a young mother. I earned a bachelor's and master's degree in speech language pathology. It was one of the most difficult but worthwhile things I have done. I now work as a bilingual speech therapist. I love serving the families in my community!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because as I have searched and studied for guidance throughout my lifetime I have always found what I was looking for in the doctrine of the church. I have put these principles to the test repeatedly in my life and found truth through application. I have never read a book that has had a more profound impact on me than The Book of Mormon. It is a great source of truth, comfort, strength and divine direction. It's teachings are as pertinent today as they were when written anciently by inspired prophets. There is not an aspect of my life that has not been positively influenced by my experiences as a Mormon. My participation in the church has allowed me to serve others. This has facilitated personal growth and learning as well as created feelings of great personal fulfillment and increased feelings of self-worth. I have learned to look outside of myself and have found great joy. My knowledge of the Savior and the atonement have allowed me to find tremendous inner peace and even happiness despite difficult trials and challenges. My faith gives me hope during dark times and fortitude to press forward towards a brighter future. My understanding of a loving Heavenly Father reassures me that I am known and that I am loved. I know that we all have great worth and that we matter. I know that I can make a difference and that I have a responsibility to use what I have been given to serve all of God's children. Ultimately, understanding all off these things makes me happy.

How I live my faith

My faith impacts every aspect of my life. It inspires me to work with the young children and youth at church, organizing Sunday classes and weekly activities. It motivates me to look for ways to support and strengthen children and families in my work. It reminds me to foster positive and collaborative relationships with my colleagues. It facilitates gratitude and respect for nature and the beauty that surrounds me. My faith is a resource where I turn often for guidance in raising my children and creating my home. I use my faith as a measuring tool as I introspectively search for ways to better myself and become more like my Savior. My faith strengthens me, guides me, comforts me and teaches me as I journey through life.