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Hi I'm Robin

I was born in Utah but grew up in Wisconsin. I am a wife and a mother of four fun kids. I teach high school, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very happy person. I have been blessed with the ability to see good things all around me. I grew up in a big family, 11 kids, and we didn't have much. So I learned to appreciate every little blessing--hamburgers after report cards or a candy stick from Grandma or having my dad carry me into bed if I fell asleep in front of the TV. I love the goodness I see in others. I know that every person has something valuable to share with me, so I enjoy meeting new people and learning about them. I love the beauty of the world around us. I love being outdoors whether it's in a forest or by the ocean or up in the mountains or even by a pond. I feel my Heavenly Father's love when I see the beautiful creations he's provided. I have been teaching high school in Arizona for 16 years, and I love my job. Every day I have the opportunity to help teenagers learn about Business, but I also teach them about life and making choices and doing good things. I love to travel with my students and show them things they have only heard about before. My hope is that my students will always remember the way I touched their lives and my example for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up being a Mormon, but I still had to decide for myself if this was the right religion for me. I spent many hours by myself outdoors pondering on the things I had been taught about a loving Heavenly Father and His plan for me. I could feel His love in so many ways. On days when I didn't feel like I had any friends, I could feel His Spirit. I learned that I could always use prayer to share my struggles or my wishes or to find answers to questions about things I was dealing with. I learned to talk to Heavenly Father as if we were walking side-by-side having a conversation. Being a Mormon blesses my life in so many ways. The church has never asked me to do anything that conflicted with my desires to be a good person. I have felt strengthened by the things I learn from the scriptures, the things I learn each week in church, the testimonies that others share with me, and the service I am able to provide. I can follow the example of Jesus Christ and know that I am becoming a better person.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith every day through my example. A few years ago, a student at school saw a ring on my finger that says CTR on it. (This stands for Choose The Right and is a ring we often give young children as they are learning to make choices for themselves.) When she saw the ring, she said "Are you a Mormon?" When I told her "Yes" she said, "You're too nice to be a Mormon." I just laughed because I believe I am a nicer person because I am a Mormon who believes in a loving Heavenly Father and an older brother, Jesus Christ who want me to be happy every day. They want me to take my talents and abilities and my love of life and find ways to bless the lives of others. My current calling is working with the youth. So every week I get to spend time with teenagers at school during the school day, and then I get to spend time with the young women of our ward on Sundays and for youth activities during the week. This is such a blessing for me because I can see the potential of today's youth. I love teaching them as we work side-by-side painting a fence, or visiting an elderly couple, or making chicken alfredo, or planning an activity. I know that my example will influence the choices these youth make in their own lives. So being honest and non-judgmental and accepting and motivating are ways I live my faith. As I read my scriptures in the morning, I find a verse that reminds me of the young women I serve. Then I text them that scripture with a few personal thoughts. I know that sometimes that one text message is what one girl needed to believe in herself that day. I live my faith by shaing my love for life with others. I always let others know that my blessings and talents and patience came from a Heavenly Father who trusted me with characteristics that He knew I could use to bless others. My life is blessed because I am a Mormon.