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Hi I'm Lindsey!

I struggled with infertility for 5 1/2 years, but am now a mother of 4 beautiful children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm 30 years old. I met my husband in College while I was studying Preschool Education. We were married in 2000 and have been married for 11 years. We both wanted children right away, but we struggled with infertility for 5 1/2 years.While we waited for our children to come, I supported my husband through school. I taught preschool and had hundreds of students. I had a church calling with the young women girls 12-13 years old who were like my own children and I grew to love very much. It wasn't until years later that I realized God was blessing me with children, and opportunities to love and learn to become a mother. In 2006 we were blessed with a miracle baby boy after intense treatment. In 2008 we were surprised with boy/girl twins, and in 2010 we were blessed with another baby girl. Through these challenging times my faith in God and Jesus Christ have been strengthened. I know I can trust them, and count on them to comfort and bless me with whatever I am going through. I know God has a plan for me, and if I trust in him-and do His will, my life turns out so much better. I love making fondant cakes. I love playing Bunco with a group of girls. I love attending the Temple, going for evening walks, and blogging. I love making crafts and watching BYU Football games. Most of all I love my religion, my family, being a stay at home mom, and teaching joy school.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter day Saints. My family and I went to church every Sunday-and I continue to attend with my family today. I read the Book of Mormon for the first time by myself while I was in High School and prayed whether is was true or not. As I knelt down to pray I asked God if what I read was true. I had a feeling of warmth and peace come over my body and at that moment I knew it was true. I also had the opportunity to visit Nauvoo and the Carthage Jail where the Prophet Joseph Smith was martyred. That is where I gained a strong testimony of the Prophet Joseph Smith. Through trials, challenges, and personal growth, I have come to know for myself that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the only true church on the earth today. I know that when I keep the commandments and do what is right-I am happy. I know that Jesus is the Christ, and that he suffered through the atonement so that I can live with my family forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading the scriptures, saying my prayers, having family home evening, attending the Temple, going visiting teaching, and fulfilling church callings. I love the song I'm trying to be like Jesus. It says, "I'm trying to be like Jesus. I'm following in his ways. I'm trying to love as he did, in all that I do and say. At times I am tempted to make a wrong choice, but I try to listen as the still small voice whispers love one another as Jesus loves you. Try to show kindness in all that you do. Be gentle and loving in deed and in thought. For these are the things Jesus taught." ....These are the things I try to do because it makes me happy. I once had a visiting teacher who was a young mother of 2 children. She was diagnosed with Cancer. At this time I was struggling with infertility and having a really hard time dealing with it. Over time I realized how I was focusing too much on myself, and so I focused on her instead. I made her family dinners, I visited her at the hospital and in her home, and tried to be a true friend. Her positive attitude and strength gave me the strength to endure my challenges. One day I finally asked her, "You have cancer and you never complain or feel sorry for yourself. How can you do this?" And she said, "When I first found out I had cancer I wasn't happy or sad-I was excited. It made sense to me. I knew that a loving Heavenly Father wanted me to grow, and so I took the challenge. I can't change the fact that I have cancer, but I can choose to have a positive attitude and learn the things I need to." ....This young mother changed my life. It gave me strength and courage to reach out to others like Jesus would-even if I was hurting or struggling. Over time I discovered that when I serve others, my burdens become light and I received greater strength to endure. I know that being a good example can help others live a good faithful life.