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Hi I'm Lynn

I'm a stay at home wife/mom of 6, a graduate student, civic volunteer, runner and a Mormon.

About Me

I love my family. I love the hectic daily routine of life with our large and active family. I only regret that I can't clone myself to be at this baseball game, that softball game or that music recital at the same time! My most favorite time of the day is at night when we gather, connect, talk about our day, plan for tomorrow and pray together. Our family loves physical activity. I love to run, bike, swim, and have enjoyed participating in marathons and triathlons. I love to see my children compete in track, softball, football, basketball and more. It's wonderful to watch them grow and develop into physically fit adults and develop habits that will stay with them forever. I love to learn. I began taking business classes when my children started to school and am continuing my education and look forward to receiving my MPA soon. I also love to volunteer. I've been involved in fundraising, board development, volunteer recruitment and volunteering for many causes. There's no greater satisfaction to me than volunteering with others to improve our government, our schools, and to relieve the suffering of others. I will always remember when tornadoes ravaged the south in 4/11. The loss was overwhelming but the outpouring of love of so many helping their neighbor was heartwarming. I have such an appreciation for those who reach out to others in their time of need and desire to teach my children this importance to make our family, community, and nation stronger.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I was born a Mormon to parents who had converted to Mormonism (my dad was previously a Church of Christ member and my mom was a Baptist), I had always wanted to know for myself. I always knew that I was 'different' from my other friends at school, as I was the only Mormon in my class and had received questions and comments by my friends and others about what I believed. I remember at 16 years old, I had many questions and concerns about life. I had many emotions at the time and was overwhelmed with feelings of confusion about a problem. This night, I really prayed for the first time, pouring my heart out to my Heavenly Father. I had gone through the motions of prayer before but not with this depth of need. I received an overwhelming feeling of love and a clear thought of what i needed to do to solve the problem I was having. It was simple but profound for me. I learned from this experience that Heavenly Father was there, He loved me, understood me completely and would guide and direct me as I had faith in Him. This is how I can find direction and answers to life's questions. As I've experienced many difficulties in my life, I'm thankful to know that my Heavenly Father is there and will bring peace, comfort, and direction. I'm thankful for the plan of our Heavenly Father for our lives and and for the ultimate gift of the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ so that we can be forgiven of our mistakes and sins, as we turn to Him.

How I live my faith

I've been involved in my church over the years in various service capacities. I've led the Young Women's organization, have worked as a teacher of children, I've also worked as nursery leader, as well as in the women's organization. I've coordinated our congregation's day of service with other humanitarian organizations to teach emergency preparedness and to host a blood drive. I've also worked with the cub scouts. I have 2 Eagle Scouts and 2 that are on their way. They've learned helpful skills in the program which will serve them the rest of their lives. My favorite job in the church has been a 'visiting teacher' - each individual is assigned a few other individuals to care for. We take special care of these individuals and help them with needs they might have. Dear friends came to help me when my daughter was diagnosed with cancer. They brought food but most of all, they were a much needed emotional support to me when I needed it.I want to do the same for others. All service in the church is voluntary. We are all responsible for the upkeep of our building and grounds. My oldest son is a returned missionary and my 19 year old is currently serving a 2 year mission in Fiji. They both saved their money over the years and we help pay for him to provide voluntary service in that area. It's wonderful to receive his letters of how happy he is to help others. I'm so thankful for the gospel which teaches me and my family the importance of service to each other.