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Hi I'm Chailyn

I grew up in Utah. I am a regular person. I am a mother, which makes me special. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up, not just in Utah but all over Utah. I moved 9 times before graduating from high school. I was blessed to have met a lot of different people but missed out on making really strong friendships. After the final move, before leaving my parents home for good, I finally made that "best friend" connection with a boy. That boy later grew up into the man that became my husband, so, I never complain about my many moves and the place that they lead me. We have 2 daughters and a new baby on the way. I didn't really understand who I was until I got married in the Temple and I didn't understand my purpose until I gave birth to my first daughter and that continues with my second and I'm sure my third. I was in a unique (for the time) situation growing up. My parents were 16 and 17 when I was conceived and were married and divorced before I was a year old. My mother and her sisters raised me the first 6 years and then my mom remarried and I was part of a traditional family from then on. My father is a good man and thanks to all the loving people that surrounds us we now have an amazing relationship. Being a mother is who I am and what I do. I spend most of my time with a prayer in my heart that I am being a good enough example and teaching the correct things to my children. I finally planted roots in an amazing community where I plan to raise my family and never leave. I am surrounded by temples and nothing is better than that!

Why I am a Mormon

Family and the Gospel saved me. I used certain differences in my upbringing as excuses to act without care or conscience but reconnecting with that angel who is my husband and having him convert me and show me the way to true happiness is a blessing that I can't describe. After returning from his mission my husband found me living in a way that, he saw, as not who I truly was. He saw potential in me that I didn't. He knew that I deserved a happiness that I never thought really existed. So, he taught me, the way he had taught the people in the mission field, and I felt the spirit so strongly that I changed everything about my life then and there and have continued to move forward ever since. I have so much joy in my life, even when I have had to endure devastating news and had rugs pulled out from beneath me, I have still felt joy. I know that that joy is from my Savior and from the knowledge and eternal perspective that comes from studying the scriptures and keeping the commandments and going to the Temple. I love the Temple so much. I know what peace feels like because I have served in the House of the Lord.

How I live my faith

My husband and I team teach in primary. We have 12 kids in our class and that is only half of the 6-7 year olds in our ward. We have a huge primary and it is awesome. I have also served as a Sunbeam Sharing Time coordinator, a CTR 7 teacher and also a Young Women's Camp Director. I love the serving opportunity that comes with just being a member of the church. I try to feed the missionaries each month that they are assigned to our ward, it's one of my favorite things to "sign-up" for. The missionaries bring such an amazing spirit into our home, it's more of a selfish service:)