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Hi I'm Ann Marie

I have a happy home with a wonderful husband and energetic, sweet children. We have trials, but more hope and faith.

About Me

I am a busy wife and mother with 4 young children. My joy is teacing and watching my children grow and being with my family. We stay very busy just trying to get the laundry folded! We love to watch movies together and DVDs of classic TV shows, play at the park, and go on bike rides. I have discovered a love of regular exercise, including weight training and yoga. I really enjoy reading, baking bread, doing projects with my husband, and talking with my sisters and mom.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me so happy to know that I am never, ever alone. God and Jesus Christ know me, love me, appreciate my efforts to be righteous, and care about the things that I care about. I see the light of Christ in my children's and husband's eyes, and I want to be the very best person I can be for them. I was raised in the church by a family with strong moral values, and I want my chilren to have the same experience. I grew up knowing that I am a child of God. As I have grown I have discovered that I have a close relationship to my Heavenly Father because I willingly listen for His quiet promptings, and to the deep feelings of happiness that come to my heart.

How I live my faith

As a family we go to church every Sunday. We love to feel the calm spirit that accompanies our worship. During the week, I have the opportunity to teach and organize activities for our group of cub scouts. Their energy and optimism for life is inspiring for me. I also enjoy going to activities that are organized for the women in our area. We learn how to grow gardens, defend ourselves, entertain our children during winter months, and make friends. At home, we pray together daily, read the scriptures, and talk of Christ often. There is great peace when we embrace all that being a Mormon entails, and home becomes a sanctuary.

Why is self-reliance important to Mormons? Why do Mormons talk about emergency preparedness?

Ann Marie
To be self-reliant is to be wise with money, mentally and emotionally healthy, spiritually strong, and prepared for emergencies or hard times. When we are striving to be all these things, we can better serve those around us and those in need. The Savior Jesus Christ taught us to love all people and give what we have to those in need. When everybody is serving everybody else, there is always plenty to go around and no lack whatsoever. Our ultimate goal is to become like our Savior, but we can not do this if we are not ourselves prepared. Show more Show less