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Hi I'm Molly

I'm a mother, I'm a wife, I'm a daughter of God.

About Me

I'm a busy stay-at-home mom to 4 beautiful children. While my day is full of activities centered around their happiness and well-being, I often like to take time to help myself be happy. I love to spend time in the kitchen, cooking and creating healthy well-balanced meals for my family. I also love to bake - which sometimes off-sets the "healthy, well balanced" part - but we all enjoy it together. I have an awesome husband who is a wonderful support and help. I love getting away for book club, Bunco and girl's craft nights. These activities happen about once a month - but date night is our weekly event that we both look forward to! Together, we work to figure things out. We have a great extended family support system. Even though we are on the other side of the country from them, we often feel their love and support through weekly phone calls and skype.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church, and come from a long line of faithful saints. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I remember choosing to become baptized, praying about it and preparing for it. I am grateful and have the fond memory of being baptized on the same day as my best friend. My Dad and I sang a duet as part of the program before. I remember how warm I felt and special to know I had done as Jesus had done. In High School, however, is when I feel my conversion to the church became deeper. I had a friend, who was so dear to me, who was not a member of our faith. We had many conversations, attended each others churches and I had much desire to firm my faith, to live unwavering in the gospel. I prayed and prayed to know which church was true, or rather, to confirm my belief that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was the one and only true church of God, on the earth today. Then it clicked. It was the spirit, for me, that confirmed what I knew to already be true. What was the difference? It was just that. I would attend the other congregation and feel nothing. Yes, they taught good principals. Yes, they were good people. But something was missing. I had a very empty feeling inside of me, and I didn't like it. It's an interesting thing, to feel the spirit, and then to not have it near by. I've tried my best, throughout all of my life, to live close to the Lord, and have found as I do so, my life is happy, blessed and wonderful. I am a Mormon because I know it to be true. I prayed for myself to know these things and received the confirmation from the Holy Ghost about the truth of it. If we pursue, ask in faith to our Heavenly Father, we will gain a testimony, receive an answer by the power of the Holy Ghost.

How I live my faith

First and foremost, I am striving to teach my children and raise them in righteousness. There are so many resources available in the church to help me know how to do this. I study and learn from scriptures, church magazines, parent guidebooks and other materials that help me achieve my goals. I take time daily, to read my scriptures, from The Book of Mormon particularly to strengthen my testimony and keep me close to the Lord. I have seen my life blessed as I do this, more patience, more harmony and happiness - so much, that I share this experience with my family. We take the time to read together and explain the teachings to our children. We feel blessed for doing so. I am a member in the woman's organization, called the Relief Society. I love being a member of this organization, as its purpose is to help me "Increase Faith and Personal Righteousness, Strengthen Families and Homes and Seek Out & Help Those in Need." We meet together as sisters to strengthen and lift one another. I have found it great way to develop friendships and quickly have realized I'm not alone in my challenges and faith. I also receive visits in my home and am grateful for others who show genuine concern for me and my family. I pray, daily, sometimes hourly. In personal situations, family situations or in my heart. Prayer is such a power thing in my life. I can communicate with my Father in Heaven, seek guidance and counsel, express the desires of my heart. I can feel His love as I do so - His desire for me to be happy. I receive answers to my prayers, not instantly but ALWAYS. I pray about many things, how to raise my children, how to have more patience, how to help and serve those around me, for health, happiness and the basics of life. Prayer is a wonderful tool - use it!