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Hi I'm Lindy

I was raised and live in the beautiful state of Colorado. I'm a substitute school teacher with a love of sculpture. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of six and grandmother of 18. Four of the children are stepchildren as my present marriage is my second one. I love my family and I love the time we share together. I also find joy in using my hands and creating art. I didn't know I could even make art until I went to college when I was in my mid-thirties. I was majoring in math and took a break by enrolling in a drawing class. I was hooked! It took me eight years to get my Bachelor of Fine Art degree with an emphasis in sculpture, but I did it. One of my favorite things to do is to play my ukulele and ride my unicycle (yes, sometimes at the same time). As a younger person I was the only girl who played on a unicycle polo team. It was fun and very rough, but it was a perfect activity for an outdoorsy tomboy. I'm also a Scrabble freak, and like to play whenever I can. I especially enjoy going to the mountains to hike, spend time watching wildlife and feeling the serenity. In winter my husband and I snow ski. It's a time for us to spend time together in an area we love. Most of all, I love life. I'm a happy person and I love to laugh especially at myself. And I find there's plenty of opportunity for that!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 31 years old, I was a single mom with twin boys and had been divorced for about eight years. I was content with my life and wasn't searching for anything in particular. I was happy teaching Sunday school in the Methodist church I grew up in. One Wednesday evening some missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints knocked on my door and when I answered, they asked if they could share a message with me. I was dead tired from work and so I politely told them that I was just too tired. It was then that one of the Elders looked me directly in the eyes and said, "It's so important". When I looked back in his eyes, I saw what seemed to be the eyes of Christ. I had never had such a heart piercing feeling. I agreed to let them come back to my home the following Saturday. I remember that I looked forward to their visit with a bit of anticipation. When Saturday rolled around, I found myself excited for their visit. I had in mind that I was going to convert those two young men. When they arrived, I invited them in and immediately told them that if they wanted to continue the visit, they needed to answer three questions: 1) Did they believe in Jesus Christ? 2) Did they believe in the Bible? 3) What was their view of the Trinity? To make a long story short, they answered my questions to my satisfaction so I let them continue. As we talked, I became more interested and they asked me to pray about the truthfulness of the Book of Mormon and whether Joseph Smith was a prophet of God. Later that evening I did pray and I had an overwhelming feeling that both were true.Ten days later I was baptized. I can tell you that I know our Heavenly Father answers our prayers. He can bring joy into our lives that is far beyond what can be imagined. I was happy before I became a member, but my joy was magnified as I studied and pondered the marvelous truths found in the Book of Mormon, the Bible, and other latter-day scriptures. I have never regretted my conversion.

How I live my faith

First of all, I love going to church every Sunday. I didn't realize it at the time, but I was unknowingly searching for a new way of life not just an hour or two on Sunday. Currently, I work with the young women and the young women leaders in our church. I have worked with the youth a lot over the years. I've organized camp experiences for teenage girls, coached volleyball and basketball, taught the girls about the Gospel of Jesus Christ and helped them achieve personal goals. I've also worked with the cub scouts (the Boy Scout program is the program for young men in our church) and helped them toward earning their merit badges and becoming young men of faith. Because I am a teacher, I have the opportunity to be a positive example for many children. This is a stewardship that I don't take lightly. I try to exemplify kindness and caring in the classroom. So many of the children come from horrible home-life situations and sometimes their one respite is their classroom. If a word of encouragement or praise can change a child's situation, for even a moment, then I feel as though I have accomplished something. I find great joy in that.