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Hi I'm Carolyn

I grew up near Seattle, Washington. A squeaky chair changed my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 4 young kids and I try to balance their needs with my own. I love to do Tae Bo (kickboxing). I hope to become certified in it someday and teach it. I also enjoy running. I was able to run in the Ragnar's Wasatch Back Relay Race.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a Mormon because of a squeaky chair. While attending high school I was enrolled in a French speaking class. I was assigned a seat in the classroom. My chair in the classroom happened to squeak every time I moved. After a couple months of putting up with it, my teacher gave me permission to change seats. Instead of sitting next to friends or acquaintances in the class, I chose to sit by a complete stranger named Amy. She and I quickly became friends. One day, she asked if I would go to a youth activity at her church. After the activity, they asked us to write down our "Testimonies" or what we believed to be true about the gospel. I didn't know what I believed, so I didn't know what to write, but I wanted a Testimony of my own. I had a really good feeling at the meeting, and I knew I wanted to come again. Little did I know I was feeling the Spirit of the Lord. Over the next year, she invited me to many activities, and even to Girls Camp. At camp that year, they had started a new tradition. They took us into the woods at night. Suddenly, the woods lit up with the scene of the first vision. Afterward, they moved us to different locations and acted out other scriptural scenes. It ended with testimonies being shared. It took a few more months of attending early morning seminary, going to activities, and taking in all that I was learning, but eventually, I told my friend how I was feeling. I wanted to take the next step to know more about the Gospel. She was driving at the time, and it nearly freaked her out. But we survived, and the following day I met up with the missionaries. I had gained my testimony and I knew that I had found the truth. Looking back, if I hadn't changed seats out of that squeaky chair, I wouldn't have met my best friend, I wouldn't have gone to activities, and I wouldn't have gained a testimony of the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by the daily things I do and by using the talents the Lord has given me. Like most mothers, I do many things during my day to help make my house a home. I try and teach my children to find joy in helping around the house too. I have been asked by my ward to lead the ward choir. I find so much joy in music, and I love to share this talent that the Lord has blessed me with.