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Hi I'm Mickie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a divorcee of three years, age 61 who has two children and seven grandchildren. I was married 35 years before my husband decided to move on. I am now enjoying single life and moving on myself, finding out just how strong I really am. I even bought my own home a year ago. I am a former medical receptionist and school bus driver. I have been unemployed for one year. I live alone and go to an online college, taking classes to become a scopist, which is a proof reader for a court reporter (which is what my daughter is studying to become). For more years than I can remeber I have been collecting information about my family to save for future generations. I have discovered I am very, very American. I am learning to do my research on the internet, but I love to share my past experience with newbies to genealogy and family history. I love Colorado and it's beauty. I love the mountains, camping, boating, hunting,traveling, and most of all my Fmily.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints when I was 18. I had questions that other churches could not seem to answer for me that I had started going to when I was 12. I wanted to know where I was before I came here, why I was here and where I was going after I was done here. It just did not make sence that I was just plunked here for a few years and then I was gone. For what? And why was I given a father, a mother, siblings and lots and lots of other family. I understood that they loved me and wanted to teach my their wisdom so I could have a good life. For what? If all we were here for was to live and die, why were they important? I learned from them but I knew there had to be more. I was astounded at what sence the answers I found, thru the missionaries, made to me. A Living Father in Heaven, not just a bunch of hot air, but a physical body. He felt it was important that I get one too. An Elder Brother who loves me and wants me to follow in His footsteps. A family, that I had before this world and will know again in the next part of life. Oh, no wonder they want good things for me.

How I live my faith

I love serving my fellow beings, who happen to be my brothers and sisters, as I live the Gospel. I have the opportunity to teach others how to gather their families into closer knit groups by teaching what I have learned about genealogy and family history. It is important to gather our families in around us to help us be strong and ward off the evils of this world. I also have the opportunity to share my love for Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father with the four year old children. Father has seen fit to give me good experiences, examples and wisdom in my life and I want to share that with the little ones. I want to share the sunshine of the knowledge about the Plan of Happiness and the Joy it brings to my soul. I want to be able to share with them what I wonderful place we came from and how fabulous it will be to go back there. And not just go back there, but be worthy to live in the presence of Jesus Christ and our Heavenly Parents. I am priviledged to live within a wonderful "Ward Family". Other members of my earthly family do not share the knowledge that I have, by their own choice. And I appreciate and love them. But I also have a church family who gives me strength and love and wisdom, that helps me to better understand what I have to do here to reach my goal of living with my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I also have the loving guidence of a living prophet, President Thomas S. Monson, who has words of faith, wisdom and understanding about the day I live in, that can help me be strong, even when Satin is so strong in the noisy world around me.

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

I appreciate being taught in good days to prepare for bad days. They are always a posibility out there and I appreciate the fact that the church leadership is looking far ahead to days that I am really too busy today to see for myself. Because of the things I was taught years ago and prepared into my life just a little bit at a time, today when I have been unemployed for a year, I am still hanging in there and moving forward. It is a set back but not a destroyer. Show more Show less