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Hi I'm Lindsay

I work with babies and toddlers with special needs. I'm recently married and expecting my first child. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Throughout my 20s, I enjoyed my work in multimedia and communications, but never felt completely fulfilled in my career. My heart just wasn't in it and I wanted to do more -- I wanted to make a real difference in the world and in people's lives. I have always loved kids and have wanted to be a mom ever since I can remember. To me, being a mother is the most important job in the world and can have long-lasting and far-reaching effects. But I wasn't married and it seemed there were no babies in my future. I decided to make a career change, and went back to school for a degree in early childhood special education. Now (I hope!) I make a big difference for the children and families I work with. I teach and connect parents with strategies and resources to support the growth and development of their young children with special needs. The rewards I get from my work are unbelievable, and measured in the smiles and proud accomplishments of the children and their families. My training in child development has also helped to prepare me for my latest adventure. Right after I started my new career, I met and married my husband, and we're now expecting our first baby.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a Mormon family. Sometimes people fall away from their religion or church as they get older, but from a young age, I knew this church and the gospel of Jesus Christ would always be part of my life. I have had enough experiences and spiritual confirmations to know for myself that I am a child of God and Jesus Christ is my savior. When I pray, follow God's commandments and try to be Christlike and serve others, I feel closer to God and feel the warmth of His love. I have seen a pattern in my life that as long as I do these things, I can be happy, no matter what difficulties I may be facing in my personal or professional life. The gospel helps me keep my focus on the most important things in life, and helps me make day-to-day decisions that can lead to greater happiness. The reverse is also true: if I neglect my prayers or scripture study, and begin to focus on myself and selfish desires, I feel further from God and the Savior and life starts to feel overwhelming. By actively participating in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and applying the principles the Savior taught to my life, I am definitely a happier, more productive person.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is a huge blessing in my life. It is also a huge responsibility, and provides lots of opportunities to serve other people. I attend church each week, where I frequently substitute as a teacher in the nursery or children's Sunday school classes. I also serve on the compassionate service committee of my congregation's women's organization. This means that I help to look out for the needs of other women and families in my congregation, such as arranging meals to be taken in when there are births, deaths, or major illnesses in a family. My congregation participates in service to our community, such as cleaning up local parks and schools, visiting nursing homes, and collecting food for food shelters. The most important way I live my religion, though, is in my own home. My husband and I try to find ways to support and show our love for one another every day, practicing principles that Christ taught to help strengthen our marriage. As we prepare to become parents, we think about the characteristics we would like our future children to have, including selflessness, honesty and integrity. We know that the best way to help our children become good people is to teach them the gospel of Jesus Christ, and the best way to teach this is by living the gospel ourselves.