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Hi I'm Robin.

I've run the Boston Marathon, got my Masters at U Mass Boston in English, have 1 great husband & 4 great kids, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of four great kids (19- 9), and the wife to a very energetic, good man. I've run several marathons, including Boston, been scuba diving in a few memorable places, like the Red Sea and the South Pacific, and gotten my Master's in English. I am one of those people who easily gets cold, and who....naturally, lives in the chosen, frozen land of Minnesota. I am a person who was raised by parent's that truly served God, and I am trying to follow their example, which generally goes along quite well..... until I sit down to practice the piano with my kids. I am blessed with the most amazing friends ever! I love to cook something fancy about once a week, and eat four times a day. I want to serve a mission with my husband when my kids are gone. I want to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. I want to feel the Savior close very often, and be quickened by the Holy Ghost daily. I want my kids to call me one of their best friends. I want to live where the weather is generally lovely, and that may have to wait until.....heaven. My name is Robin, I am an athlete, a wife, a mom, and I am a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I cannot share in this small space even a beginning of what I love about this church, but I will try. I was raised in the LDS faith, and first felt the Holy Ghost when I was about 8 years old in a Family Home Evening lesson that my father taught about God's Plan of Happiness--Heavenly Father's plan that could ensure my happiness if I followed His divine laws. As my father taught me about my mighty ability to choose good or evil, I began to feel a growing desire to choose good, and someday qualify to be with my Savior and Father in Heaven again. There I sat, amidst a loving family, seeing the fruits of my parents great lives right before me, and I believed that what he was saying was true. In my heart and in my mind (two different types of witnesses) I felt that God specifically loved me, and was reaching out in a very personal way to me at that moment, telling me that I really mattered to Him. I have never forgotten that feeling that He gave me...that I was special, and that He had His eye on me, and believed in me. I know He can do that for you too, because that generous feeling was given to my now husband, when he investigated the church as an adult. Although he had gained worldly expertise in his years of schooling, this knowledge of God's focused love for him, to this day defines him as a man (see his profile:). That 8 year old testimony has been strengthened over many years, with generally small witnesses (thoughts while studying the scriptures or flashes of ideas while praying) and occasionally grand ones (my near drowning with a friend at age 16, when I felt wrapped in God's love while in a life-threatening situation, and God sent someone in tune to His promptings to rescue my friend and me). I have learned over and over that when when I am truly trying to be close to God, I am filled with more love, more hope, and more joy. My belief in this gospel is most evident in my family, who are imperfect, but trying so hard to be good. I love this gospel!

How I live my faith

I get to teach the world's best group of 7 yr. olds in Sunday School each week. I also have been involved with both of my son's getting their Eagle Scout awards. Both of their projects have happily shown me what a service oriented community we live in. I also have the blessing of supporting my husband as the current bishop, which involves having the missionaries to dinner often, having him gone quite a bit, and most importantly...seeing that God really does make men more, much more, if they will let Him. I also get to share my faith with those of different faiths when I work out with other women of light at the gym. We talk about our love of the Bible, Christ, and family very comfortably. I wish I could live my faith more completely, but as I learn, I still feel God's infinite patience with me.