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Hi I'm Mary.

I am an ordinary person, who loves teaching, music, being a wife, mom and grandma, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to play "concentration" with my grandkids, read, pet my golden retriever, talk to my family and friends, and garden. I love my husband of 35 years, and our six children, their spouses, and our grandkids. I live a pretty ordinary life, but I am really thankful for it. I have found joy all along the way.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith, but I have had the great privilege of living in many places where there are people of many faiths. I admire and respect my friends who are members of other faiths, and those who are not part of any organized religious groups, but I continue to practice my Mormon faith because it brings me such joy. I find deep spiritual peace and fulfillment in my faith and I become more and more thankful for it as the years pass. Each difficulty life brings, each painful trial, each joyous occasion, seems to have greater meaning because I know that the Savior is there and is gently guiding me through it and sharing it with me. I have learned to wait patiently for Him and He has never, ever left me alone. As the hymn says, "He is my joy and my song."

How I live my faith

I live my faith by praying, reading The Bible and The Book of Mormon, and by staying close to my husband, children, and grandchildren. I serve in my local Mormon church as a music director and a teacher on Sundays. I also work in the Mormon temple near my home. I teach violin lessons to children in my community, attend classes, plays, and music recitals at the nearby university, and volunteer at the local museum of art. I also have ten rose bushes that just burst into bloom all summer long, so I love taking roses to anybody who will answer the door in my neighborhood.