Hi I'm Madelyn
I am a family practice doctor. I am married, and have 4 sons. I like Karate, creative writing, and singing. I'm a Mormon.
My father was in the sugar industry, so as a girl I lived in Colorado, Hawaii, California, Ivory Coast Africa, and Washington state. I learned to appreciate people of different faiths and cultures. After medical school in Utah, I moved back to Colorado, where I met my husband. I work four days a week as a Family Practice doctor. We have 4 sons, and stay busy going to Boy Scouts, piano lessons, and Karate. I am a Sunday School teacher to 11 year olds, and sing in the church choir. I am using my creative writing interests to explore the role of women in the scriptures, and to write about my pioneer great-great grandmothers.
Why I am a Mormon
I was born in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, a descendant of Mormon pioneers. I could tell my parents truly believed their faith, because they embraced it with their whole beings and lived it daily. When I was challenged by a friend to prove that God exists, I had to find the answer for myself, for I could not live something I did not believe. I received God's answer that He was there, and I committed to find and live the fullness of His gospel truth. I have found the LDS church to be the greatest cause to be a part of, with the most complete inclusion of all truth, combined with the authority of God to act in His name. Being a part of this church has brought me great peace and joy!
How I live my faith
I live my faith by being active in my local church congregation, and monthly visiting teaching to care for neighbor women friends. I enjoy sharing scripture stories with my Sunday School children, and sharing my love of the scriptures by reading them with my own sons. We pray daily with our children, asking God to protect them from physical and spiritual danger. I approach each day with a prayer in my heart that God will guide me in my work to make correct diagnoses, to find the right treatment for my patients, and to emotionally uplift everyone. I love Jesus Christ, I am grateful for his atoning sacrifice for us, and I look for opportunities to share this joy with others.