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Hi I'm Lark

I'm a music teacher. I'm a single mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have the greatest parents and four siblings who I am very close to. I loved being a kid and remember pretending to be Aurora from Disney's "Sleeping Beauty", riding my bike with my brother all over the Arizona desert or grabbing a hairbrush and pretending to be on stage singing with my sisters. I also remember playing school or house. I wanted to be a singer when I grew up but even more I wanted to be a wife and a MOM. So, I learned to play the piano and I learned to sing and perform on stage. I learned to take care of kids (some of those were my sisters) and take care of a home from my mom. And then the magic day came when I got to be a wife. (At this point, imagine the needle scratching it's way across the record if you know what those are--I think you can find them in antique stores). And that didn't just happen once but twice. I'm not a wife and it's difficult to consider I'm divorced TWICE. I've learned though the Lord always makes up the difference, mistakes of the past are not the definition of a person and change has come from heartache when I've put my trust in my Heavenly Father. I have four beautiful children, I earned my degree in Elementary Education with an emphasis in Music and now, I teach General Music at the school where my youngest attends as well as piano in my home. I'm a single mom who loves to play the piano, sing, read and play with my family. I'm divorced--twice but the most important thing about me is I'm a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I choose to be. I was born and raised a Mormon and there is not one person in my immediate family who isn't active in this church and sometimes when I'm with them--all happily married I wonder if there will ever come a day when I'll also have a companion sitting with me who loves and cherishes not only me and my children but puts God first. There have been times when I thought it'd be less painful to go to a different, less family-oriented church. However, I know better because although I never left the church for some other, I have made mistakes and I have felt the emptiness inside of my soul because I distanced myself from my Heavenly Father and His Son through my choices. So, I had to choose for myself to live like I believe. I had to choose to study, ask questions, pray and listen--I had to choose to listen to the place in my heart where the Spirit lives. And here's what I know: I know I am a daughter of a loving Heavenly Father who knows and loves me and wants me to come home where I can be with him, with my family and it is all because he sent his son, Jesus Christ to redeem us all. I choose to be a Mormon because I have learned I am happiest, I am at my best when I choose to listen to the truthfulness this church teaches. It doesn't mean struggles don't come along in life but the teachings of this church have helped strength and carry me through those struggles. I'm a Mormon because there just isn't a better choice.

How I live my faith

I live my faith best when I serve--I wake up everyday and ask for those chances to make a difference in someone else's life however I am needed. I've been blessed with many talents and through those I also been blessed with opportunities to use them for good. I've served in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (The Mormons) since I was 12 in our young women's youth group. I've served with the younger children in the organization geared specifically for them, I've taken teenage girls to camp and worked with the cub scouts. I've taught in our women's organization and participated in and directed choirs. I have gone into the homes of ladies who I see in church every Sunday and left feeling I've discovered another friend. I serve my family and somehow because of the desire to do good--even taking care of the laundry seems heavenly. My faith isn't just about what I believe, it's also about what I do.