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Hi I'm Lauren

I am a new mother. I am a speech-language pathologist. I love movie soundtracks. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a house filled with music. Now in my own house I can't help but have music playing constantly. I love the emotion of movie scores/soundtracks, the Mormon Tabernacle Choir, and musicals. I am a new mother to a beautiful, opinionated little girl. If she is sad she enjoys watching her mother dance around singing songs from musicals! I count this as my exercise. I feel blessed to have found a lovely balance between work and motherhood. I am a part-time speech-language pathologist at a hospital. I work on communication and swallowing with adults in the acute and in-patient rehab settings that have had strokes, traumatic brain injury, etc. I also work with children (autism, Down syndrome, ADHD) who have social, language, or speech delays. There are some sad moments; however there are more happy moments than sad in my work. My wonderful husband watches our daughter on the days I work. I appreciate that he takes her on so many adventures! I think she will remember running through the sprinklers with her dad. I love the beautiful earth that the Lord created for us. I do not love planning trips, but thoroughly enjoy going on trips to beautiful waterfalls, mountains, beaches, forests, in state and national parks. I have decided that if you take hundreds of pictures, at least a few will turn out. We fill our home with pictures of the beautiful places we have been so we can remember the beauty of the earth!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know it is true. I grew up being a member of the church. Initially, I relied on the testimonies of my family to follow the teachings of the church. As I reflect on my life up to this point I know there have been countless feelings, experiences, and impressions that have built my current testimony of this gospel. This is a pretty intense, crazy world we live in. I when doubt, worries, and fears come into my heart, I know I can pray and Heavenly Father can hear me. I grew up Mormon, but the reason I am still a Mormon today is because I can't deny the truth of this gospel, I have gained my own testimony of it, and it makes me calm and happy. I know the reason I am happy and content in my life in because I am a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I have learned something from every position I have had in the church, from conducting music to organizing activities for young women. Right now I have the opportunity to teach the women in the ward about gospel topics. The lessons are prayed about and pre-assigned by the leaders of the church. Though it is called "teaching" I think of it more as "leading a discussion". It is a privilege to hear the thoughts and impressions of the women in my ward! I also visit a few women in the ward each month. We talk about spiritual topics and everyday happenings. There is typically a little of everything in these get-togethers...crying, venting, smiling, laughing, etc.