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Hi I'm Michele

I recently lost my oldest daughter to breast cancer. I am heartbroken, but I find peace in God's plan for me. I am a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I got married young (19 years old) and started our family within a year of our marriage. We had all 4 of our children before we were 30 years old, so we all grew up together! I was a medical transcriptionist for 30 plus years, but turned over my own transcriptionist business to a coworker about 3 years ago. I am now having lots of fun with my grandchildren. When I can't sleep, I like to write -- I find it very therapeutic.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were converts to the church and were baptized when I was 2 years old. I had a very happy family life growing up with 5 siblings and parents who faithfully lived the gospel. I went through a period in my life where I was not an active member of the church (shortly after my marriage). As busy as family life was, there was a real emptiness inside me, knowing that my children, my spouse and I were not enjoying all of the blessings that were available to us through true gospel living. About 15 years ago, I decided to do something about it, and through the encouragement of some good friends, I got involved with a church choir. The music we sang brought such a wonderful spirit to my life that I knew it was time to go back to church. Since that time, I have never looked back. The gospel of Jesus Christ brings peace and joy to my life. It is also a vehicle through which I am able to serve others and share my talents. I have endured many difficult trials in the past many years of my adult life, and especially the past few years. I don't know what I would do without the love of my Savior and the support of my neighbors and friends. It is amazing to see the gospel in action! It comes to the rescue of suffering souls on so many levels. It offers a plan, protection, faith-promoting opportunities, a path to joy, a purpose to life. It is full of truth and light, a beacon of hope in a self-centered world.

How I live my faith

Church callings are amazing! I have enjoyed many opportunities to play the piano and organ, lead people who are singing, I have taught classes of 8-year-olds, I have served in women's organizations based on faith, hope and charity. I enjoy visiting women in my neighborhood and finding ways to make their lives easier -- bring in a meal after a surgery or new baby, give rides to appointments, teach a Sunday lesson, offer a shoulder to cry on, rejoice in a success. I help organize and carry out activities that women will find to be uplifting and enlightening to their daily life -- as a mother, as a wife, as a homemaker, as a provider, as a church member.