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Hi I'm Marcia

I'm a wife, a mom and a special education teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always been a small town sort of girl. Starlit nights, little league ball games, and Sunday afternoons on the front porch have more allure to me than the lights and action of a bigger city. (But I sure like a visit to a mall occasionally!) After graduating from college, I was offered a job teaching special education in my hometown. After careful consideration, my husband and I decided that it would be the perfect place to raise our family.

Why I am a Mormon

On the paternal side of my family, my 5th great grandfather is Orson Pratt, one of the original apostles to Joseph Smith. From my mom's side of the family, come many of the pioneers, some who crossed the plains with handcarts. You may think that this would guarantee a strong and committed membership in the LDS church. However, just like my ancestors, I had to make my own determination about the truthfulness of the gospel. I grew up in a loving LDS home where we attended church regularly and tried to live Christ centered lives. During those years I skated by on my parents' testimonies. If they knew it was true, well then, it was good enough for me. It wasn't until I had my own family that I desired-and needed-to know for myself if the principals I'd been taught were correct. The results of my searching weren't startling. It was just a quiet confirmation that Yes, and I'd known it all along.

How I live my faith

I believe that my faith shouldn't be evident only on Sundays. I try to live my religion each day and each hour. Do I always reach that goal? No. Many days I am far from it, but I can continually strive to be a little better. We aren't expected to be perfect, we just need to increase our ability to love others as Christ does. On Sunday's, I teach the nine year old kids in Primary. I am supposed to be teaching them, but each week I learn from their simple and pure testimonies. My favorite part of Primary is singing time. The lessons learned in those songs can last a lifetime.