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Hi I'm Maddy

I'm a wife, a mom, a friend, a world traveler, a runner, a reader, an organizer, a planner and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've lived in six different states and three different countries, but I've lived in Arizona for the last six years now, which is the longest I've lived anywhere. I graduated from BYU and taught elementary school in Utah. Now I stay home with my four very energetic and entertaining children who make me both laugh and want to pull my hair out on a daily basis. They put up with my poor cooking skills because I'm always baking them something sweet. I love running, reading and making up reasons to throw a party. Nothing makes me happier than having something to plan/organize and a house full of people. If you ask my kids, however, they will tell you that I love to clean and do laundry.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother is a Mormon with a pioneer heritage and my father was converted when he was 14. I have always been a Mormon. I am so grateful to have always had the knowledge that I am a child of God. I know that He is my literally my Heavenly Father. He is real. He loves me. He hears my prayers and He ANSWERS them. He has a personal relationship with me. Out of all the billions of people in the world, He cares about me. I may just be a mom trying her best to raise a family, but He cares and He knows my struggles and He helps me. To know God is to know that my life has a purpose and that there is a plan. I'm not just wasting time. I can see His hand in even the smallest events in my life and every once in awhile, I catch a glimpse of a grander plan than I can even comprehend.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. Going to Church on Sunday isn't the only reflection of my faith; it is a enhancer. We read our scriptures, say our prayers, and talk about God and Jesus around the dinner table. There are pictures of Christ throughout our home to remind us that living the Gospel of Jesus Christ is an choice we make every part of the day. On Sundays I am lucky enough to get to teach the Gospel to the Young Women in our congregation and once a month I prepare a special lesson for the younger children. I love the excitement and fun that working with the youth brings.