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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm the mother of five. I'm learning to play the cello and starting to get into cycling. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the stay-at-home mom of four girls and one boy ranging in age from sixteen to three. I'm fortunate enough to still be head-over-heels in love with my husband. My children keep me busy. Every day I think I bit off more than I could chew, but every day I'm so glad that I did. I try to carve out time for a couple of hobbies. In my childhood I learned to play the piano and flute and now I'm finally acting on my lifelong goal of studying cello. I don't consider myself particularly talented -- I just love to play. I'm also getting into bicycling -- not competitive, just for fun and exercise.

Why I am a Mormon

I am descended from Mormon pioneer stock, but my parents were not active members of the Church during my youth. I had extended family and good friends who were Mormons, though, and through their example I started attending church in high school-- by myself, at first, but my little brother eventually joined me. I never had a one-time dramatic conversion experience. I just knew that every step I took in the direction of the Lord and His church was amply rewarded with the sweet, peaceful assurance that I was doing the right thing. One thing I know beyond a shadow of a doubt is that our Father in Heaven hears and answers our prayers. Over the course of the past two-plus decades I have asked Him about many things. I've asked Him if he really exists and if his Son is the Savior. I've asked if Joseph Smith really was who he said he was. I've asked if the Book of Mormon is truly scripture. And time and time again I've received His powerful response yes, yes and yes! I've also asked what to do in certain situations and for comfort in trying circumstances and He has always, always provided me with what I need. Words cannot express how absolutely certain I am of my Heavenly Father's presence in my life.

How I live my faith

First and foremost, I just try to be good to people: my husband and children, my family and friends, my neighbors and strangers, too. I try to do what I can to love others and I rely on the Lord to tell me how, whether it's just to smile at someone at the store or take food to a sick neighbor. Currently at church I serve as a leader over several congregations' children's organizations. I train the leaders of these organizations and plan events for the children to help them learn and live the gospel.