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Hi I'm TerriLynne

I'm a blind mother of five, I use a Seeing Eye Dog, I love Heavenly Father & am grateful for the gospel in my life. I am a Mormon!

About Me

I have been blind since early childhood. I went to BYU, married, and bore five children. After my divorce, I raised the children by myself. I know that, although blindness may seem like a trial, there are many blessings which come with it. For example, I don't judge people by how they dress. I don't care what color their skin is. I don't compare the look of my house to that of the neighbors. :) I love family history and have been blessed to be able to find a lot of family connections for my Swiss German family, back into the late 1600s. I also love animals, plants, travel, adventure trips (such as rafting, water skiing, etc.), learning and reading. I care deeply about what happens to our country and world and always make it a point to vote. I have even been involved in some aspects of legislative work. I love my children who are all adults. And I love my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know that the gospel of Jesus Christ is true! I am grateful for the peace and comfort I am able to receive when times become hard. I look forward to the time when I can return to live with Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father and be with those I love! I am grateful for the guidance given to me by our prophet and apostles. With their help and with the help of God, I know that I am not alone! In the scriptures, we are told that "by their fruits ye shall know them", and I have experienced that a goodly percentage of Latter-day Saint (Mormon) people truly make an effort to reach out to each other and to support each other. What a blessing!

How I live my faith

At this time, 2014, I am lucky enough to be doing one of my favorite things: teaching 10 and 11 year old boys! I really enjoy young people of all ages and find it so much fun to share the gospel with these children. It is such an opportunity to get them to look at how they live, how they interact with each other, and to try to motivate them to desire to live their lives as Heavenly Father would have them live. In our church, we take the sacrament each week in church. During this covenant, we are promising to "take upon us the name of Jesus Christ." This means to try to live our lives as Jesus would have us live, which is a challenge for all of us. But I know that obeying God's laws is not a loss of freedom, but is rather a path to freedom. A small example of this is the use of tobacco. People see the instruction to not use tobacco as constrictive. But, in reality, when people become addicted to tobacco, they are in slavery to that tobacco. The same thing goes for other temptations such as pornography, lying, etc. If you have ever been caught in a lie, you know how uncomfortable it is. So while our society says "do as you wish, that is real freedom", the gospel teaches us that doing as God directs is the path to true freedom. I really want the boys I work with to come to understand this important principle.