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Hi I'm Marlee

I grew up the up the oldest of 8 children. My Mom, a Mormon convert, was my greatest example of Faith and strength.

About Me

I am a wife, a mom, a nurse, and I love humanitarian service. I have been married for 25 yrs and I have 4 kids. My oldest son is a return missionary and married to a wonderful young woman I am thrilled to claim as another daughter. They are both in school. My second son is currently serving a mission in Florida. I have one sweet girl who is 13 yrs old and my youngest son is 11 yrs old. I love to read, crochet, hike and hang out with my family. I have a bachelor degree in nursing but right now I am a stay at home mom. Although I have many years experience in serving mothers, infants and children, my kids and my husband need me the most right now. I want my husband and my kids to feel they are the most important people in my life and I want them to know that I live what I believe. I want them to see me serve them and I want them to see me serve others. I feel like this is a treacherous world and I need to be available and accessible to both my family and my neighbors. It seems like my days are gone before I know it and there is never enough time to complete all of the tasks I would like to complete before the day is over. But if I keep my priorities in the order of service to God, my family and then whomever else needs me, it seems like everything falls into place.

Why I am a Mormon

Eternal families. We have been given an amazing plan, by our Father in Heaven, called the Plan of Salvation. This Plan has been given to us so that we can return home. Our Savior, Jesus Christ is His Literal Son. Jesus Christ loves us so much that He suffered everything it required for the Atonement enabling us to repent of our sins and return to our Heavenly Father. We lived before we came to Earth, we made choices that allowed us to come here, gain a body and be in families. We have a purpose and a plan while we are on the earth and when our lives are over we have an eternal purpose within this perfect plan. Our families play a vital role in Heavenly Father and our Savior's eternal plan. Our choices matter. Ultimately, it is the Atonement, the perfect intervention of Jesus Christ, that will return us to our Father in Heaven by the Grace of our Savior after all we can do. We can be married for time and all eternity. We can be in our families forever. I lost my mom when I was 25. I lost my brother when I was 5. I miss them both so much it hurts even after 20 yrs and 40 yrs. What a horrible loss it would be to me if I thought that this life was the end and that I would never see either of them again. I look forward to seeing both of them again and having the pleasure of their company for eternity. My work in my immediate family centers around my husband and my children. I work to care for their needs but I also still work to care for the needs of my siblings and my extended family because those relationships are important as well and I am accountable to my Father in Heaven for my care of those relationships. I want to be able to tell Him when my mortal life is over that I did my very best with the life and the family He gave me. I also want to help others feel loved and cared for and to know they are part of an eternal family. I know we are cherished by our Heavenly Father and our Savior and that our Heavenly Father and our Savior want every one of us to come home.

How I live my faith

Every day I try to be the best I can be. I try to be as honest as I can be, as kind as I can be, as genuine a friend- as loyal, sincere and true to what I know, as I can be. I always want to remind others that they have great qualities inside themselves. I want anyone in my presence to feel better about himself or herself. I try to be more like our Savior and I try to teach my children to behave the same way. When I make mistakes and I do, frequently, I try to say I am sorry and change my direction as soon as possible. I enjoy visiting and helping neighbors. I enjoy helping with humanitarian projects. I have found incredible enjoyment in teaching opportunities. Most of all, I am grateful to be a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister, an aunt, and a friend. I am so grateful for the knowledge that I can keep learning and progressing. I know that Heavenly Father and our Savior love me and that they know I am trying to be like them. I am thankful for the opportunity to pray and talk to Father in Heaven and ask for help with my problems and with my concerns. I am so grateful to know our Savior has promised to take my burdens and that He knows my every hurt, my every illness and can help me handle every hard situation in my life. I am so grateful for the Atonement of our Savior, Jesus Christ that allows me to repent of every mistake and feel new and clean. I love our Heavenly Father and our Savior with all of my heart and hope that one day I can return and live with them along with my family and all those I love.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Marlee
Our bodies are sacred. They are the temples or the holy houses of our spirits. We believe we adversely affect our spirits when we desecrate our bodies. Use of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, unwholesome foods, tattoos or body piercings are like taking spray paint and a hammer to any other sacred or holy structure. (Or filling that holy structure with cow dung) If we hold our bodies in high regard, treating them as the gifts they are from our Father in Heaven who loves us and cares for us-we show gratitude to Him and we show esteem for our spiritual, emotional, mental and physical well-being. We will find harmony and balance as we care for the bodies that house our spirits. We are told the body and the spirit form the "soul" therefore what we do to one will certainly affect the other. Show more Show less