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Hi I'm Carolyn

I grew up in a Navy family. Now I am a full time mom while my husband gets his Masters Degree in Divinity. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Right now I am at the crossroads in my life. I have so many interest. I love running. I don't run for fitness, I run because without it I can not get through the day. Running helps me more mentally than it does physically. While I run I weigh my options in life. I have a degree in Information Systems, but my heart is with my children. I currently take care of my family full time. I would love to go back to school to get my BA in nursing and become a nurse practitioner. As soon as that door opens for me I will run right through it, but right now I feel my place is at home with my family. I will never get these years back again when my children are small. I just don't want to miss those precious moments. My family has everything in life, except money. My husband is going to Graduate school right now, so funds are tight, but we always try to prioritize our spending. Hopefuly soon we can add another child to our family. I have a lot of options in my life right now. While I run, I think them all through carefully and decisions are made on what I will be today. Today I am a housewife. Maybe tomorrow I will be something else.

Why I am a Mormon

I was 16 years old, and we had just moved to Maryland. It was going to be my second highschool. It was probably the loneliest I have ever been n my life. Growing up as a Mormon was never easy, especially now. It's hard enough being the new kid at school, imagine being the new Mormon kid at school. At school I felt so different, I felt like I didn't belong. At home I felt the same way. I began to question everything. I began going down a path that Heavenly Father did not intend for me. As I drifted further away from my beliefs I thought I would find the belonging I always wanted. Instead I became more lost then ever. Once I realized I was on the wrong path and began to repent, I began to feel the Holy Spirit in my life. By my senior year in high school, even though I still didn't have any friends, I finally felt like I belonged to something that was bigger than myself. Through my struggles I was able to see that I need Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ in my life. As I turned to them, they were able to lead me back to peace. Home didn't change. School didn't change. I changed, and I found out for myself that the only way I can be happy in this life is through the teachings of Jesus Christ. As I continued to grow through my early adulthood I followed the path Heavenly Father intended for me. I continued to go to College and there I met my husband. A Cambodian American who once felt lost like me, but through the gospel he found light and peace.

How I live my faith

I live my faith one day at a time. Today I am working on teaching my children the gospel by reading scriptures everyday. With my husband, I try to see him through God's eyes. When I do this I don't take him for granted. He is living a life that few men have chosen. He lives a life directed by God. Everyday I pray for strength to be the mother I know I can be. I pray that I will have patience for my children. I volunteer at my daughters school to help the teacher with her class. I help with fundraising for the PTO. I try to reach out to those around me so they can feel the Savior's love through me.

How are modesty and chastity related? How can parents teach their children to be modest in dress, language and behavior?

To me, being modest is to be proud of who you are. I am a daughter of God and I have limitless potential. As I dress modestly I show my Heavenly Father that I am thankful for the wonderful gift he has given me, my body. I will not denigrate myself for others. As I dress modestly I am showing that I not only value myself, but I also value others. I treat myself and others around me with dignity because I know that not only am I a child of God, but so is everyone else around me. My personal modesty is apparent in my language and my behavior because of the respect I have for myself. It is easy to teach my daughter and son the principles of modesty in dress, language, and behavior because I live what I preach. Show more Show less