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Hi I'm Carolyn

I am a cancer survivor, mother, wife and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of one and soon to be two. I have a degree in Early Childhood Education and currently work at a preschool/daycare. I have been a nanny to two families in California. I have been married for four years to a man who helps me to be my best self. I enjoy planning, dancing, singing, and crocheting. I come from a family of six kids and was the mother's helper making sure all my siblings got along and were happy. When I was 18 years old I was diagnosed with Hodgkin s Lymphoma. I had 6 months of chemotherapy and 6 weeks of radiation. I am now 7 years in remission and feel truly blessed to have hair, a son, and a loving husband.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ. Throughout my experience battling with cancer at a young age, my need for strength and love was exponential. All my friends went away to college and moved on in their lives and I felt stuck. My beautiful hair was diminishing and I felt ugly. I knew my family was there for me but I needed more. I felt alone as no one knew how I felt. No other teenagers were in my treatment facility. I turned to the Lord and there I found someone who completely understood my suffering, pain, and anguish. Through prayer I was given peace and assurance that I would be victorious and move on with my life. I found a man who did not care that I had no eyebrows and didn't mind going with me to treatments everyday at 9am. I knew then stronger than I have ever felt that the Lord knew me and would watch over me throughout my life. We all have bad days, when I do I remind myself that there is a perfect being who is mindful of me and looking out for my well being. I know He wants me to be happy and will do everything in His power to help me achieve ultimate happiness. I am a Mormon because I am loved and feel loved by a perfect giver of love.

How I live my faith

I start my faith in the home. It is here I have the most responsibility and influence. I teach my son that Jesus loves him and play uplifting music. In my job, I strive to teach the young children that they are special and have worth. In church I try to sign up for every service opportunity that comes my way. Making dinner for new parents, canning food, or visiting with women once a month to check in on their lives. I feel the greatest teacher is one who exemplifies the thought. I strive to be loving, kind, and courteous to all those around me so they might see the light of the Savior reflected in my eyes; and desire to seek Him.