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Hi I'm Carolyn

"God has blessed me with ten beautiful children whom I homeschool. I'm the wife of an Army Chaplain. I'm a Mormon."

About Me

After going to college for a year I graduated with an associate degree, married and started my family right away. Both my husband and I were raised in large families so to us 3-4 children almost didn't seem like a family at all, except for all the work; but it's the kind of work I love, and there is nothing I'd rather put all my effort, time and attention towards. I feel like God has intrusted me with these children and wants me to teach them about Him. God has provided me with an understanding of His plan for us, His children. This plan is taught so well within "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" that it makes a very difficult job much easier. Being able to answer my children's questions with confidence and comfort about who they are, where they came from, why they are here and where they are going after this life is a blessing every parent deserves to have. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" also provides me with opportunities to share my talents with others. There are three organizations within the church led by presidencies of women; the Primary, an organization to help teach children ages 18 months through 11 years old, the Young Woman's Program, for girls ages 12-18, and the Relief Society, an organization for women. I have been blessed to serve in each of these allowing me to continue to learn while providing the perfect remedy for motherhood burn-out.

Why I am a Mormon

Because being a Mormon means I have found the restored gospel of Jesus Christ. It's true! The Church Christ organized while on the earth and set up with prophets and apostles, 70's and the rest has once again been restored to the earth through a prophet, Joseph Smith! My husband serves as an Army Chaplain. This has provided me with many experiences with other righteous woman of all faiths and I have a great love for them and there families. I have found that we have much in common, such as a love for Christ and His infinite atonement, and a desire to raise our children in righteousness in a world accepting more and more unrighteousness as normal. "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" continues to teach that we must live our lives according to the laws of God and not be ashamed of the gospel of Christ. Not ashamed of His atonement, not ashamed to take Him literally and live His gospel. There are many blessing available to all of us if we will do these things. Within the restored gospel of Jesus Christ an additional blessings is that we can have our spouces and children sealed to us not just for this life, but for eternity. This blessing makes all the struggle, challenge and hard work of raising a righteous family worth it.

How I live my faith

"Parents may tell but never teach, Unless they practice what they preach." Author Unknown I start with a firm determination to live the gospel each day of my life. I pray, I read from "The Bible" and "The Book of Mormon, Another Testiment of Jesus Christ" every day. We read and pray as a family too. I strive to live my life as Christ lived His. If we are given guidance from the leaders of the church I strive to "Do It" even when it's hard. We do not volunteer for possitions in "The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints" we are asked if we will accept the responsibilities or "Callings". I have made it a habit to accept these opportunities even when it's not convinient. I have chosen to include my children in my church "Jobs" rather than use them as an excuse to say no. As a result we have all been blessed. Each month I visit other mothers and leave them with a short message of hope and guidance, these women have become my friends and bless my life as much as I bless theirs. I also teach a group of ladies in a Sunday meeting about the principles of the gospel. I serve as the treasurer of a cub scout committee. I also serve as the Family Readiness Group leader for my husbands unit at work. I am able to assist other military families through some of the trials we face being married to someone in the military. I feel that living my faith means learning about the Savior, looking for opportunities to serve others as He did, and doing my best to be His hands in their lives.