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Hi I'm Linda

I grew up in Washington, I am a mother, I had brain surgery, I live with and help my grandmother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother and have two wonderful sons in their early 20's. I worked for many years as a secretary at a vocational rehabilitation facility and for an attorney. I had to have a cyst which turned solid like a tumor removed from my brain stem. Brain surgery and Fibromyalgia slowed me down but I try to live life to the fullest and do as much as I can. I currently live with my grandmother and help her as much as I can. I love the mountains! I also like camping, campfires, hiking, swimming, the ocean, traveling, and walking along the river. Sometimes I like to go rock hounding or pick berries. I like planting a garden and growing flowers. I really like to watch good family movies and read a variety of books. I love the scriptures and read them daily. I also enjoy the church magazines and the inspirational messages they have within their covers. I love having pets and currently have a small dog. She is a cute little Yorkie! I have been blessed to be a member of the church my whole life. I am a daughter of a very loving Heavenly Father. My long term goal is to be the best that I can be and to follow the example of Jesus Christ. My deepest desire is to be with my family after this short stay on earth and have Eternal Life with them!

Why I am a Mormon

My mother was a member of the church when I was born. During my childhood we went to church occasionally but it was enough for me to see how the Saints treated their loved ones and others like me. They were always kind and willing to help in any way they could. I was also able to feel the spirit that was present at the meetings and activities that I attended. It was a feeling of peace and comfort similar to and ofter stronger than the ones I felt when I was in the mountains. I knew the things I was being taught were true because it felt good and made sense. I knew if there was a loving Heavenly Father he would approve of the things being taught to me. I love the mountains and I remember thinking from the time I was a little girl that only a Supreme Being could create something so wonderful. I realized as I grew up that only a Supreme Being could also create the most precious thing on Earth, a tiny new born baby. Because I believe in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ I was then able to believe that there was a true church. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know the Prophet, Joseph Smith, restored the gospel and that the Book of Mormon is the word of God along with the Bible. I know Thomas S. Monson is our current Prophet. I love being a member of the church. I love the families that attend church and share their wonderful personalities and inspirational thoughts with me. I am very thankful to have been given the opportunity to be raised by a mother who realized the goodness of attending church and taking me with her when she went. My life has been very blessed because of the gospel of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I try to remember every day that I am a child of God, that he loves me, and wants what is best for me. I read my scriptures daily and take notes on what I read. I kneel in prayer morning and night to speak to Heavenly Father. I read church magazines and other related reading materials. I also like to watch movies put out by the church. I love to go to the temple when I can. The temple is a very spiritual place and fills me with a feeling of love and peace. I attend church meetings and try to live the way Heavenly Father wants me too. I currently work in the nursery, which is set up on Sundays for children 18 months to 3 years old. I love their smiling faces, their innocence, and the love they have for their families. They remind me of how important family is and why it is so important to endure to the end in faith so that we can each be with our families forever and have Eternal Life.