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Hi I'm Robyn

I am a mother and grandmother. I also have a career in healthcare, and yes, I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a small family farm in Idaho. When I married, I moved to Arizona and became a city girl. I have 5 children and now enjoy grandchildren also. I've worked in healthcare most of my adult life, currently working as a medical coder. I love good music and have recently found that I love to express myself through writting. I have also enjoyed schetching and other forms or artwork, although have not found time to enjoy that much lately. I enjoy the trips I take back home to Idaho, and have come to realize the truth behind the statement, "you can take the girl out of the country, but you can't take the country out of the girl". I currently live in an area that is highly populated, and has much to offer, but still has that small town--farming community feel. I can enter the nearby interstate and immediately see many open fields with thriving crops. On any given morning, I can walk outside my home in a typical suburban neighborhood and smell the nearby farms. My children have found this less than desirable. I however, find it a sweet reminder of the farm girl, raised on a dairy farm.

Why I am a Mormon

I guess the most accurate answer to that question is because I was born into a Mormon family. I was blessed to have the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life from the beginning, with a rich heritage in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. My grandmother was a convert in England in the early 1900s and my grandfather's ancestors joined the church in England in the mid 1800s. Why do I now, as an adult, continue to "be a Mormon"? Even though raised with a Mormon background, I have found that a person must come to know and feel for themselves what is right and true. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints gives me peace and comfort to know that I am not alone in this life. I know that I have a loving Heavenly Father who knows me personally and is aware of my trials and burdens. I know that through constant prayer, I can have a relationship with Him. I know that without His constant help, this life could be much harder than it needs to be. I have come to know for myself that His son, Jesus Christ is not only the savior of the world, but my personal savior as well. He carries my burdens and takes away my pain. He suffered for my sins, so that I can be forgiven. I have come to know for myself that we have a living prophet on the earth today to teach and guide us the way Jesus Christ would if he were on the earth himself. Why am I a Mormon? Because I want to pass on to my posterity what has been so preciously passed on to me. Because I find peace and joy in living the guidelines given to me. Because I want to follow the teachings of Jesus. Because I want to be!

How I live my faith

I have had people say to me things like, "You Mormons can't play the lottery", or "You can't drink alcohol, can you". My response is always the same. "I don't do those things because I choose not to, not because I can't." Then I explain that my religion gives me guidelines, even commandments, that will keep me healthier and happier. I always have the choice to follow or not to follow those guidelines or commandments. As with any rule or law given to us by parents or the legal system, there are consequences for not following the rules or laws. My goal is to avoid any unwanted consequenses for not living the guidelines given to me by a loving Heavenly Father who only wants the best for me. I have found over and over again that there are also blessing given to us for choosing to live by those guidelines or commandments. Over the years, I have helped in my church in a children's group from ages 18 months to 11 years, and also a youth group for girls ages 12 to 17 years. I currently work with one of the largest worldwide women's organizations. We help with the temporal and spiritual needs of women and their families. One of our leaders recently made a statement while addressing the church members that I have found to be so true. He said, "Often, the answer to our prayer does not come while we're on our knees but while we're on our feet serving the Lord and serving those around us." He also said, "By becoming the answer to someone's prayer, we often find the answer to our own."