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Hi I'm Caroline.

I'm a mom to 6 kids. I’m a classically trained singer, but for now I sing mostly lullabies. I’m a devoted wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now, my life is devoted to my husband and our 6 children. Our oldest is 13 and our youngest is 1, so on any given day, I have my feet in two or three different realms. One minute I’m trying to help my teenage daughter navigate the wild world of middle school friendships, and the next minute I’m changing a diaper. Some days it can get overwhelming, but most days I love it. There’s definitely never a dull moment – or a clean one, or a quiet one, for that matter. Before kids, I got my Bachelor’s in voice. Singing is definitely my passion. I currently sing in a community choir in my town where I still get to enjoy the great choral masterworks. This year we’re doing Brahms’ Requiem. I can’t wait. But like I said, for now, it’s mostly lullabies. Although, my teenager keeps trying to convince me to try out for American Idol. Thank you, but no thank you. During college, I had a chance to be a missionary for our church. I was privileged to be able to serve the great people of Moscow, Russia. I've always had an interest in people of other cultures and countries, but living in Russia for almost a year and a half really showed me that people are all basically the same. We all need food. We all need shelter. And most of all, we need love. If you can just give yourself enough time with anyone, you'll find out that really those are the things they really need and want.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I feel a deep sense of happiness and security as I live the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As a teenager, I naturally questioned why our family lived the way we did (no alcohol, tobacco, or drugs, abstinence from sexual relations until marriage). I looked around at all my peers experimenting with all of those things. I chose to take the path that my parents had taken. It felt good. It felt safe. It felt right. On a spiritual level, I felt the approval of my Father in Heaven. He knew me and also wanted me to live this way. Even now, as an adult, I feel so safe and secure in the knowledge that living by the teachings of the Church blesses my life. My life will, of course, not be free from trials or sorrows, but I can always have the inner sense of peace and confidence knowing that I am a daughter of God. He knows me and loves me.

How I live my faith

I try to start each day with a prayer to my Father in Heaven. Like I said, it can get hectic around here, so I’m not totally perfect at this. If I miss my quiet moment in the morning, I always try to get in another quiet moment later in the day, usually during the baby’s nap. During my morning prayer, I talk to Heavenly Father. I express gratitude to Him for my blessings: my husband, my children, our parents, our home, our material blessings, our health. I also ask Him for some specific things. I ask Him to lead me during the day. I want to feel like He can count on me to help his other children here on Earth. There are three ladies in our congregation that I’m specifically asked to watch over. I pray for them and their families. I ask Him if there’s something I can do for any of them that day. I ask Him to bless our home with the peaceful feeling of the Spirit. I pray that He’ll help me parent with love and kindness. I ask Him to strengthen me and to protect all of us during our day from dangers seen and unseen. After my morning prayer, I try to have personal scripture study. I try to read from the Book of Mormon every day for at least a few minutes. At Church, I’ve been asked to teach Sunday School to the 15 year olds in our congregation. They are a great group of young men. We are studying the New Testament this year. So, after I read in the Book of Mormon, I usually spend some time in the New Testament preparing for our weekly lesson. I love studying in the New Testament and reading the first-hand accounts of the people’s experiences with our Savior, Jesus Christ. And, of course, I love reading about the Savior’s life, too. Also, as I go about my day, I try to remember Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ. I try to do as they would do. There's nothing really extraordinary about my life as a Mormon, but I believe that it is the small and simple things that will make great things happen.