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Hi I'm Michelle

I am a daughter of God, a wife, and a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for over 25 years to one of my greatest heroes and a confidant who treats me lovingly and respectfully. I have the blessing of being a mother to several truly incredible people who continually teach me much on a daily basis. I never knew that being a parent could be so overwhelming and yet amazing. What an awesome learning experience! I am forever grateful for the patience of those in my circle who inspire me and remind me that we are here for a reason. Each day is a gift, and I am making it my goal to appreciate the little things, to not take life for granted, and to aspire to be the best me. I am thankful for this season on my journey to prepare to meet God. I am finally feeling more comfortable with who I am and who I am meant to be. I am a work in progress, but I know I can still make steady improvements along the path.

Why I am a Mormon

I believe we are all converts at a certain point in our lives, but I was fortunate that I did not have to search for His church. My parents' marriage dissolved when I was quite young, so I do not remember having a father in the home. Our mother is a strong woman who has a firm testimony and great perseverance. She has been a divine influence in my life, and it is through her influence that I have learned to be maybe a little too prideful. Not that pride is always a negative, but I find it difficult, as did she, to accept help when it is offered. She has taught me to be a hard worker and to be far reaching. One of the reasons I really wanted to know for myself that this is His church was by witnessing my mother's strength as she lived by the precepts of the gospel. We ALWAYS went to church. Though I saw glimpses of her frustration and worry, I also saw her pick herself up and move on. What an inspiration! At 16 years of age, I fervently prayed to our Father, asking that I, too, may have a solid testimony. I not only read but I also studied the Book of Mormon. Daily I would kneel in prayer, seeking for answers to the questions I had. As I read the scriptures, I would feel the Spirit bear witness to me that what has been written is true. I knew then and I KNOW now that Joseph Smith did see God the Father and His son, Jesus Christ. I could not then and cannot now deny it. I KNOW that God lives. I KNOW that he hears and answers our prayers. I KNOW that he does not leave us comfortless. I KNOW that Jesus is our Savior. I KNOW that he atoned for our sins. I KNOW that this is God's plan, and I KNOW that some day I will live with Him again. Yes, these things I KNOW!

How I live my faith

I do my best to live my faith daily. I am a visiting teacher to three fabulous sisters who are kind and loving. I will be forever grateful to be a visiting teacher and to form bonds that I may not have with particular women had this not been my calling. I LOVE the visiting teaching program, and I know that it was and is truly inspired. I am also serving as our Ward Young Women President. Though I have had this calling for only a little over six months, I have caught the vision. With the assistance of two counselors and a secretary (and, most of all, inspiration from our Father through the Spirit), I know we are touching the lives of the Young Women for whom we are responsible. It keeps me extremely busy, but it's a rewarding busy. It is one in which I look for how I may help and serve others, and I continue to see the growth that takes place in myself as well as the other leaders and, more importantly, the girls. I truly love the Gospel. I am so thankful to have a living Prophet who guides our church and is a vessel for our Heavenly Father. By listening to and heeding his guidance, I know that ultimatey we are following our Father.