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Hi I'm Lindsey

I grew up in a country town. I own my disability, it does not own me. Counting calms me down. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love watching sports, but mainly football. Yes I am very passionate about it. I also love playing softball. I can get pretty competitive, but always have fun; win or lose. I can stay up late at night reading a novel that I can not put down! I just graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Health. With that I have dreams of becoming a Juvenile Probation Officer or a Secretary in a Hospital. In April of 2010 I was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. At the time I was 20 years old and scared about what would happen to me. I envisioned myself being in a wheelchair, not being able to help myself; and as independent and stubborn as I am, that is pretty scary. I love to take opportunities that I have always wanted to try. And I love learning new things.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a convert to the church. To me this has meant more than I can express. I was at a rough part in my life and didn't really know where to turn. I knew that my life had to change, but I didn't know how to change it. I lived next door to a church that had a billboard which posted different phrases each week. For about two months straight, every time I passed that billboard I would pray while driving, and asked God to help me find time for church in my life. After those two months, two Missionaries came to my door step and asked me what I knew about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. At that time, I thought to myself, "two cute boys on my door step and I'm looking all cute, this is gonna be good." I talked to them a bit and asked a few questions of what I did know about being a Mormon; which was very little. They asked if they could come back and teach me a lesson about what the church believed in. I told them they could and suggested I look at Mormon.org to give me some insight. I, of course, didn't do that. Three days later two different Missionaries came to my doorstep and introduced themselves. They were the Young Single Adult Missionaries, who were part of the ward I would be categorized it. I set a date to have a lesson with them. I think by the second lesson, I had changed my attire to something more conservative. I went to a Young Single Adult conference in which they spoke about eternal marriage. Because of my disability, this interested me. They talked about how our bodies will be perfected when we returned to heaven. That helped me to realize that this life is temporary, but what we do here matters to how our eternity will be. There was a couple that talked to us. The lady was tall slender and gorgeous, and her husband was quadriplegic. She testified that she knew he was her soul mate. That was the point that I knew the church was true.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I was never the "churchy girl". Now I listen to the spirit with every step and decision I take. I love the young singles in our church, because there are so many fun activities I get to do with people my own age. These activities are from anywhere from writing Christmas cards together to playing sports, going white river rafting to ice skating. There are so many opportunities to have a blast meeting new people and friends. In the church I teach lessons that share my ideas and beliefs; that doesn't mean I'm always right. Our lessons consist of learning; even the teacher! Teaching has blessed me because the spirit is strongly felt. I have forgotten about my stage fright and love saying what the Lord prompts me to say. I love that I am now that churchy girl, because it has truly blessed my life.