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Hi I'm Carolyn

I am a married mother of five and a grandmother of one. I play the piano, flute, and sing. I also teach music. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my husband way back when and we have five children - 2 girls and 3 boys. My oldest daughter just had her first child, a girl, so now I am a grandmother. Just looking at a picture of her little face fills my heart to overflowing! After my family, music and reading are my great loves. I have been teaching piano and voice lessons for over 18 years. I have been in the same book club for 11 years. I volunteer in my local school district in a few different capacities. I started volunteering to become more involved in what my children were doing but it has turned into a real desire to make a difference in my community through the educational process.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, as we members like to say, to parents who have been lifelong members. However, I had to become converted just like anyone else. Through my years of study and involvement I grew to know for myself that this gospel is true. The gift of the Holy Ghost that Heavenly Father has given us to know for a surety that Christ lives and sacrificed his mortal life for our sins is precious to me. I have a child who is going down a different path in this earthly life, and the knowledge that through the temple covenants I have made, that child is mine eternally is of great comfort to me. The gospel plan is known as the plan of happiness for a reason. True joy comes from knowing who you are as a child of God, and knowing that even though life can be challenging and even painful, the Lord loves us individually and wants us to be untied with him and our families for eternity. And he has shown us how to achieve that.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve in my local church organization as the early morning seminary teacher for the youth in my area. Basically, that is a class held every morning at 6:05 am, during the school year. The students come to the church each day that school is held and we have a gospel centered lesson. This year we are studying the Old Testament. I am working on my fourth year of doing this and it has blessed my life. Getting to immerse myself in the scriptures and discuss what is in them with these fantastic teenagers is one on the most rewarding callings I have held. I also play the piano for different church services on a weekly basis. I believe that being a member of this church means also serving in whatever capacity I am asked, whether it is in singing a solo or directing a choir, teaching a class, helping at a funeral or cleaning the building. We are an organization of service - serving the Lord's children in whatever way we can.