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Hi I'm Lindsay

I come from a broken family. I beat the odds stacked against me. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

From the second I was born, I was fighting. Fighting to stay alive through every sickness that tried to conquer my little body. As I grew older, I used this to my advantage. I didnt want to be weak, I wanted to be strong. That is how I started my life--with the determination to be strong. I just wanted to have a great life. Although I belonged to no faith at the time, I remember my relationship with my Heavenly Father. I didn't know what that warm, comforting, feeling was, but I got it every time I thought about my self worth. I remember thinking, I know there's a God and that He loves me. He has a plan for me and I will be strong one day. That little thought kept me going for years. But no matter what, trials always came my way. These were trials almost every young person deals with. I had a very hard time making friends at school. It wasn't until I met a few LDS (Mormon) kids at school that I felt truly accepted. They weren't my friends only to convert me, but because they really liked me. It changed my entire life. I am now at a Church college studying Therapeutic Recreation. I have been sealed to my Eternal Companion for time and all eternity in the Temple. Because of this, our future family will be sealed to us as well. All the children we have will have the opportunity to be with us for eternity. It is a beautiful thing, knowing that I will never lose the family my husband and I created together. I love being a member of the LDS church. I am finally strong.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many, I am a convert to the LDS church. My reason for converting was because I knew there was something more. I knew I wanted to live a good, christian life. I wanted to serve people in my community. Ultimately, I wanted my life to have meaning. I knew Heavenly Father had a plan for me. As a tool in his hands, I knew I had great responsibilities here on Earth. I love to study other religions. It is very interesting to me. They all have quite a few similarities, but they are different in their own ways. Something I had to learn quickly, being a new convert to religion, is that there are bad apples in every bunch. Every religion has their extremists or "bad apples." This was the first trial I faced after I joined the Church. I was the bad apple. I was very judgmental. I was judgmental toward my family, the people who loved me. I soon learned, that every person sitting in the congregation is fighting their own battles. And no one can understand it except for God himself. Therefore, I had no room to judge. Within every religion there is someone who will offend, judge, or mock. I understand that. I am a Mormon because I know that I am not perfect, but I know that striving to better myself every day will help me be closer to Him, which will make me a much happier person. Being close to my Heavenly Father helps me understand my life and why certain things happen.

How I live my faith

My faith carries me through every day. It carries me through my personal battles, friendships, marriage, and family relationships. I pray to find instances where I can use my faith. I believe my faith cannot grow stronger unless I am using it. I use my faith when I simply kneel beside my bed in prayer. Such a simple act with great meaning. It takes faith to know that I am not talking to myself, but that God listens to me. He knows the desires of my heart and He blesses me when I don't deserve it. I used my faith when I was dating my husband. I sought for that warm, comforting feeling. I sought for affirmation that I should marry him. It took so much prayer and thought. I was always reaffirmed with an overwhelming sense of peace. I am so thankful that I have the opportunity to use my faith. My faith gives me hope, strength, and the knowledge that I never walk alone. It gives me assurance in this fluctuating world.