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Hi I'm Carol

I'm a retired high school teacher. I'm a mother of four children and and ten grandchildren. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

IAfter teaching high school dance and English for thirty years, I retired four years ago, and feel like this period of my life is wonderful. I am fortunate to enjoy excellent health. I love to take care of my home and yard, cook, read, spend time with my family, work out (especially after I'm finished), dance, and watch live musical theater. I'm an advocate of physical work. I try to follow my father's advice, "Don't hire someone to do something for you, you can do yourself." This attitude not only saves money, but it also makes me feel good physically, and helps me feel gratitude and appreciation for the things I have.

Why I am a Mormon

Both of my parents were active members of the Mormon Church. I was baptized when I was eight years old; therefore, I was taught the principles of the Gospel of Jesus Christ early. We went to church every Sunday, had family prayer, and were taught values at home that followed Christ's teachings. My parents taught me through example the value of integrity, working hard, and being kind to other people. I went to the Mormon Seminary classes during high school and Brigham Young University were I also took religion classes. I find that the more I read and study the scriptures, serve in the Church, and follow God's commandments, my testimony of the truthfulness of the Gospel grows.

How I live my faith

I have been a committed member of the LDS faith my entire life. Even though I divorced when I was thirty-three with four small children, my testimony of the Gospel has grown despite hardships involved with raising four children, mainly alone. I have a strong testimony of prayer. Throughout most of my adult life, especially since my divorce, the Lord has comforted me when discouraged and dispared, and given me strength to face and solve problems. I have a strong testimony of tithing. I feel that because I pay my tithing, I have learned several lessons in life. First, I can be perfect in obeying this commandment, and I have been and will be blessed because of it. I've also learned that by budgeting tithing into my spending, I am more careful with my remaining money which has helped me stay out of debt, yet still lead a comfortable life. I also have a testimony of service in church. The church has given me opportunities to develop my talents and stretch myself beyond my "comfort zone." I have served in music positions, teaching positions, and leadership positions. I've also been able to help others in need through church service. I also have a testimony of striving to live the principles and values of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. When I follow the principles of integrity, repentence, forgiveness, moral cleanliness, faith, hope, and charity (the pure love of Christ) my life is happier.