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Hi I'm Linda

I'm a wife, mother and grandmother. I'm a piano teacher, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

The most important things in my life are my faith, my family and helping people. I love my husband, our five children, their spouses and our eleven--soon to be twelve--grandchildren. Nothing makes me happier than when they are happy. I love good music. I teach piano because I enjoy seeing my students develop skills they can use for their own enjoyment or to serve others. In my spare time I like playing the piano, curling up on the couch to read a good book, quilting, learning and anything that involves being outdoors: gardening, hiking, camping, walking on the beach, exploring, nature photography--the list goes on and on! My husband and I enjoy playing duets on the piano and organ and attending plays, musicals and concerts together. Visiting with friends and family is one of my favorite activities. I enjoy having time to be alone, but I also love being with people!

Why I am a Mormon

Although I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints all my life, there came a time when I needed to know for myself whether it really was Jesus Christ's church. I knew that if Christ had established His church on the earth, I wanted to belong to it--I needed to belong to it. I didn't want to spend my life on the wrong path; I wanted to do God's will. Through studying and pondering the Bible and the Book of Mormon and through much prayer, I received an answer from the Lord through the Holy Ghost that this is indeed the true church of Jesus Christ. This knowledge brings me such great joy. It gives me courage to keep God's commandments and to endure trials and challenges. The joy I have experienced through living the principles of the Gospel and helping others to do the same is hard to describe, but it is real. The knowledge that I can be with my family and loved ones throughout eternity if we continue faithful is a motivating force in my life. I am so grateful to our Savior Jesus Christ for His perfect life, which shows us the way to live, and for His atoning sacrifice, which makes it possible for us to be forgiven of our sins and to return to our Heavenly Father after we leave this life. This knowledge is the anchor of my life.

How I live my faith

Living my faith means that I strive always to keep the commandments of God--to love Him and to love His children and serve them. I enjoy teaching and have had the opportunity to teach various classes of children, teenagers, young adults and older adults. From 2008 to 2011 my husband and I served as missionaries in Germany, Austria and Switzerland. We loved helping people find out for themselves that Jesus Christ has restored his Gospel to the earth. Seeing their joy brought us joy. Now we work with young single adults, ages 18-30, helping them reach their goals and lead productive lives. I ask myself often when I have a choice to make, "What would the Savior do in this situation?" Striving to live as He lived and help others as He did is the best way I know to live my faith.