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Hi I'm Lindsey

I have a degree in Special Education. I love kids. I am so happy to be a stay at home mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a big family. There was always something going on or somewhere to be, sports events, school concerts, piano lessons. We were encouraged to try new things and develop our talents. As a result, I like to stay busy and dabble in whatever I can get my hands on. My husband is currently pursuing a time consuming masters degree which leaves me time to explore new interests. With my 6 months old daughter at my side, we read books, visit the library, cook, clean, decorate, meet new friends in our area, go on lots of walks, explore our city, exercise, and wait for daddy to come home...that is our favorite part of the day. It is a different pace of life than I am used to but I'm adjusting and finding out that I love where I am in life. Before having a baby, I worked full time as a special education teacher. I was very accustomed to looking out for myself and my husband and being able to come and go as I pleased. Being a mom is different. Everything takes longer, I am somewhat limited, and I am required to sacrifice. But I love it. I am finding joy in the simple things and realizing that motherhood is wonderful. I had not anticipated loving it as much as I do and I love it more and more each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I remember very distinctly the first time my prayer was answered and I knew that God loved me. I was a little girl, maybe 6 or 7 years old. My cousin and I had been playing in a tent in the field next to our grandparents house when it started to rain. I remember it coming down harder and harder as we sat there wondering what we should do. With the material of the tent making the rain sound louder than it was, and our big imaginations, we were sure something terrible was going to happen. I remember a feeling of desperation and a yearning to be safe in the house. We tried calling for help but the rain was too loud. After waiting and hoping the rain would just stop, we decided to kneel and pray. The prayer was simple but as soon as we stood, the rain stopped. We quickly opened the tent door and ran for the house. Once inside and the door closed, the rain began again. We realized our prayer had been answered. That was the beginning of my testimony of the reality of God and his love for us as his children. I love being a member of the church. I love the relationship I have with God. I love knowing that I can progress. I love the direction I get from God though prayer, and I love the principle of eternal families. I feel so much joy in my life and it all stems from my membership in the church.

How I live my faith

My husband and I start our day with scripture study and prayer. In our ward, I have been asked to work with the young women, girls ages 12-18. I get to help with our weekly activities and I try to visit a few of the girls each week to let them know I am thinking about them and praying for them. When I am at home doing the daily routine, I try to keep a prayer in my heart and not do things that would distance myself from God or halt my progression. I recognize that this life is a gift and should not be wasted. The gospel teaches us to do good things and be anxiously engaged. I live my faith by using the time I have been given here on this earth wisely with no regrets.