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Hi I'm Miriam

I grew up in small town USA but now I love to travel the world. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my wonderful family. My husband and I have 6 children and 9 grandchildren. I am actively involved in my community. I love all types of travel, meeting new people, learning about cultures / history and sharing experiences with others.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up I was very conflicted about religion. My father was a Southern Baptist and my mother a Conservative Jew. As a child, there were many discussions in our home but never about religion. I knew that some day, later in life, I would make this decision for myself. Little did I know then how much this would transform my world. The following years resulted in trying to find my place in the world. Finally, I spoke with a friend about my desire to know the plan for me. What was I to accomplish? She assured me that answers were available. A few days later, two young men came to our door. We invited them in and within just moments, I realized what was before me. Finally, I had the truth. The very first visit with the missionaries, I knew and told them I wanted to be baptized. How did I know? I felt the Spirit so strongly that day, as I never had before. I also felt such relief and joy that both the old ways and new ways were taught. That is to say that both the Old and New Testaments were used in teaching members. Most important though, is what that young man said to me. He told me that my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ knew and loved ME. They wanted ME to be happy just as an earthly parent wants for their child. They wanted to hear ME, share my struggles, feel my joy, and be there for ME. Me? A person that had sinned greatly, a person so confused about religion, about life. How could they possibly want me? What could I ever bring to the relationship? They explained that it did not matter. Father in Heaven loves me no matter what. He loves me so much that He has provided a way for me to return home. Me? Yes, me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day. I read scriptures. I pray, even more so I converse with the Lord. He is my friend, I tell Him everything. I want His advice always. I do this not only because it is a commandment but because I love Him. I am so grateful for my life and the many blessings I have received. I want to be worthy of those blessings. I seek opportunities to serve others so they too, may feel the happiness that I so enjoy.