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Hi I'm Lindsey

I am a mother of 4 year old twins and a (would be) 6 year old daughter with down syndrome, a wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Two years ago a friend of mine invited me to train for a half-marathon with her. Once I completed that race I knew I had to go for the full marathon. Four months later I completed my first full marathon in three hours and twenty-eight minutes—and qualified for the Boston Marathon! Although I was unable to compete due to an injury, I developed a LOVE for running. That love has grown to other things, including swimming and biking. I am now training for my first Iron Man competition!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a Mormon home with outstanding parents. I loved my family, my church and my life. However, in my senior year of high school I began to wonder if the Mormon Church was for me. The lifestyle my friends were living looked far more fun. It didn’t take long for me to see that what a teenager considers fun did not bring happiness. At that point, I embraced the Mormon Church, not just because I was raised in it or because my parents taught me about it, but because I knew that living according to its principles would bring me real joy and happiness.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by working with the children of our church. To me, these children are an extension of my family.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

After being married for a few years I learned I was expecting our first baby. The day we were to find out the sex of our baby was a life-changing day. Instead of leaving the doctor's office overjoyed, we left knowing our baby was sick. She had Down Syndrome and more importantly, a life-threatening condition called fetal-hydrops. Months later our daughter was stillborn. After a year of trying I was finally able to get pregnant again, only to suffered a miscarriage. Another year passed before I was able to get pregnant. Then I found out I was pregnant with TWINS!!! Due to my past history, my doctors recommended I stop working as a hair stylist. Although I was apprehensive about leaving the work field, I have never once looked back. Being a stay-at-home mom may not seem glamorous to some, but to me it is golden! I love that I have my faith to help me through the sorrows and difficulties of life. I love that my religion places family as the most important focus of our lives. I know that living the teachings of the Church will protect my family and me. Show more Show less