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Hi I'm Carolyn

I grew up on a farm outside of Tempe, Arizona. I graduated in Elementary Education, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Carolyn. I love music of all kinds. I play the piano, the guitar, and I like to sing. I enjoy reading. I love the outdoors and enjoy camping and hiking. And I love animals. I have a dog and two cats. I am married and am a mother of two sons. I am also a grandmother, with one granddaughter. I graduated from Brigham Young University in Elementary Education. I taught 3rd grade until our first child was born. I then started teaching piano at home so I could be home with my children. I have been a stay-at-home mom ever since. I now stay at home and care for my disabled husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I was baptized when I was eight years old. I have always had a testimony of our Savior Jesus Christ and always knew that He loves me. I know I am a child of God. As I became older, as a teenager, I began to really read and study the scriptures and the teachings of Jesus Christ. The more I studied the more my faith increased. When I was 22 years old I decided to serve a mission for the Church, and was called to serve in Peru. I married a wonderful man about a year after returning from my mission. My husband and I have been through a lot. After 17 years of marriage he contracted meningitis, which went into encephalitis. He required surgery to remove abcesses on the brain. He fell into a coma for 6 weeks, and we didn't know if he would survive or not. Through a lot of faith, prayer, and patience, the faith and prayers of friends and loved ones, and priesthood blessings he received, he recovered. After 5 months of therapy he regained a lot of his abilities. He was left with poor balance and coordination, and slurred speech. After 5 years he had a series of falls and concussions, which put him back into a wheelchair and made his speech harder to understand. The past few years have been difficult and trying, but through it all my faith has been sustained. There are times when I feel like I can't do it anymore. I turn to Heavenly Father in prayer and He strengthens me and makes my burdens feel lighter. I use to pray that my trials would be taken away, but now I realize that our trials are meant to make us better people. The Lord doesn't always take our burdens away, but He is always there to help us through it so we can bear it. I can see the many blessings we have received, and I have felt His loving arms around me as He extends His tender mercies. I see miracles in my life every day.

How I live my faith

I have spent most of my married life working with the children at church, the Primary organization. I have been a teacher, I have served in the Primary presidency, I have served as the Primary chorister, and also as the pianist. I currently teach the 11 year olds at church. I have also worked with the Young Women at church as the ward camp director. I also taught the women in the Relief Society, and I also was in the Relief Society presidency.