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Hi I'm Carolyn

I'm a mom, a grandma, and I teach piano. I'm married to a mortician and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

No doubt about it, I live a very happy life. I have been married 26 years to my wonderful husband and we have raised two sons and two daughters whom we adore. My greatest joy has come as a result of my decision to stay at home and raise our children. I know there are those who feel my time is wasted and could be better used in a career or having a greater influence on the world. But for me, it is a privilege to be present in the home. I consider it a great blessing to experience both the crossroads and the everyday events our children go through. Life is about family and the addition of a son-in-law and two adorable granddaughters makes life that much sweeter for us as we watch our children grow to adulthood and make wise decisions.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Mormon family and have honestly never doubted the things I was taught. The doctrines and principles of the Mormon faith were a part of our every day life, and not just something we did on Sundays. There were only a handful of Mormons in my schools growing up so I realized very young that if I was going to stick to my standards, I would have to do it no matter what others thought or said about me. I learned at a young age that following the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ always resulted in happiness, so why would I want to do anything contrary to what I knew made me happy? As I grew into a young adult, the spiritual feelings I experienced in connection with my study of the Savior and his teachings only served to make me even more certain of my beliefs.

How I live my faith

My first and greatest opportunity to live my faith comes in the role I play in teaching my children those things that will lead them to a firm faith in Jesus Christ. I also feel a great responsibility to protect our home from the influences of the world that seek to shake the faith of our children, and it is a daily battle for me to keep those things out of our home. If our children are to find peace in this world, they must first find it in their own homes. My service in the church involves teaching a young adult class on a weekly basis. We study scriptures and gospel principles together and discuss how we can better apply these principles to our lives. I love being with these young people and watching them move forward with faith to figure out what the Lord has in store for them.