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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in California and lived my teen years in Sweden where I joined the Church. I love what being a Mormon has meant to me.

About Me

I'm a wife to my love of 37 years, mother of five, grandmother of 11 (currently) and love all of my womanly roles in life. I love being married, nurturing it, and continuing the romance as empty-nesters. I enjoy being a homemaker inside and out in our garden. It's such a delight to hang out with my children now as adults playing games, browsing, helping them out, whatever it is, just being together. The grandkids are a joy; I love talking with them and finding out what's new in their lives. I've learned that I'm both organizational and creative. I work half days as an event coordinator (lots of organizing) and the other half is filled with home, family, church responsibilities and something creative. I enjoy card making, calligraphy, learning, watching movies, reading, baking, and much more. Whether out of town or at home, my husband and I like discovering the historical part of town, enjoying "food experiences," and finding out what's unique to the area. We like hiking and gardening and taking long walks along the beach then bringing the little treasures and nature's inspiration to add to our home.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up having an inner belief in God and, like many, only going to church on occasion. My Daddy passed when I was 12. We moved from sunny California to Washington state to be closer to family. Then, my Momma asked if we'd like to visit the 'old country.' We ended up staying in Sweden all my teenage years, moving from the south to the middle of Sweden, where the missionaries found us. From the first lesson to the last I felt I would become a member of this church. It felt right from the start. And with every lesson I keep on learning and keep on feeling it's right. There's no question of why, only what can I do better or more to get back Home. I definitely have room for improvement. And the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and its teachings help me make those changes.

How I live my faith

First on my routine is daily scripture study and prayer. Well, it's not always first, but it's always a part of my day. The day isn't complete without these two things. The scriptures are the word of God as are the words of the living prophet. They help me make sense of things and keep an eternal outlook. They make me happy. On days that I forget to read, I can tell there's a void, an empty feeling; I feel off balance. I'm a Sunday School teacher, teaching boys and girls 8 and 9 years old. I like creating lessons, with lots of resource help, that make the scriptures come alive to them. Learning about Jesus' way of living life together with my class is a special part of my week. Visiting with the women of my congregation is another responsibility entrusted to me. My friend and I go into the homes of four women to encourage, share a message, and lend a helping hand as needed. These visits have developed into sweet friendships over the years. At this stage of life I've realized there's so much more still to learn and to live. Living the Plan of Happiness isn't always easy but it's all I want in the end. So I keep on walking along the path, holding fast to the Iron Rod, and my husband's hand, having my family anchored in my heart.