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Hi I'm Linda

I was born in Wall, South Dakota and grew up in Southern California. I love the beach and being with my family.

About Me

I love to work with my hands -- sewing, knitting, and quilting. Sometimes I get so excited about what I am doing that I cannot sleep! My youngest daughter and I are learning to play the guitar and we love it. I have a wonderful husband that lets me do what I love, 6 children and 6 grandchildren. Life keeps us very busy.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 4 years old the missionaries knocked on my aunt's door. We were visiting her at the time and my mother ran into the bedroom so she wouldn't have to meet the missionaries. My aunt would have nothing of that thank goodness so she and my mom started taking the missionary lessons. My sister and I were young and started going to Primary, a Church organization especially for children 3 to 12 years old. I loved it. My dad did not want us to join the Church because he thought it was a cult so we just "visited" for 4 years. When I turned 8 he asked me what I wanted for my birthday and I said "I want to be baptized!" He sweetly consented and my mom and sister and I were quickly baptized, that was 41 years ago. I love the gospel, I was privileged to serve a mission when I was 21 to Peru and bear my testimony to those wonderful people. The Church is just who I am. It is part of me. I love the Book of Mormon and find so much peace as I read it. Six years ago our son Joey died of a drug overdose. It was so hard for us but because of our beliefs, I knew we could still be together as a family forever. The gospel is the perfect plan of happiness. Heavenly Father and our Savior love us so much. Jesus died for us so we could live again and I am so thankful for that.

How I live my faith

We have lived in Yorba Linda CA for almost 15 years. We have many friends in our church and also in the community. I work in the women's organization -- we do humanitarian projects like quilts and we just finished little bear puppets for another humanitarian effort. Recently our ward and stake were involved in painting railing that lines a horse trail. It was lots of fun and some of the paint actually made it onto the fences! We worked with lots of good people and were happy to make a difference in our community.