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Hi I'm Michelle

I'm a cancer survivor---5 years and counting. I'm a Mormon 11 years and counting.

About Me

I am a mom of two great kids! I I am married to my best friend. I have terrific friends who enrich my life in so many ways. I was diagnosed with cancer five years ago when my daughter was 18 months old. Whew, that was tough. I am so grateful for the love and support of so many wonderful people. And I am grateful to still be here. I am a runner....well I run. Not far. Not fast. But I get up and do it most days of the week. I like to hike, bike and boat. I play quitar. Not very well. But I will get better if I can ever find the time to practice.

Why I am a Mormon

Eleven years ago I chose to become a Mormon. I was and am the only member in my family. Honestly, before I learned about the Mormon church, I had a lot of preconceived notions about Mormons. I thought they all rode bikes everywhere wearing suits with little name tages pinned to them. I did not realize that Mormons actually had real jobs, normal families, and were funtional members of our society. Then I met some members of the church and came to realize that what I thought it was to be a Mormon was vastly different than reality. I did not gain testimony of the church immediately but as I began to learn about it, I just felt like what I was learning about was true and that it would help me become a better person. You see my testimony did not come to me suddenly and miraculously. It has come in pieces as I have strived to live the way the Savior wants me to. Generally, testimony emerges over time and through life’s experiences. You can’t obtain a testimony like you acquire an object like a new CD, or a car. Gaining a testimony is a process. Keeping a testimony is a process. I have come to love the Savior, His Gospel and the Church more than I ever thought that I could. I am so grateful that I was a member of this church before my diagnosis of cancer. The eternal perpective that the gospel provides gave me such strength and comfort. The relationship that I have with Jesus Christ truly helped me through my darkest times. I could feel of His love.

How I live my faith

Currently, I live my faith in a few different ways. First, I try to provide service to others. In this way, I follow Jesus' example. This has enriched my own life. I love the feeling I get when I do something nice for someone. Second, I work with the primary aged kids in our ward (congregation). These are kids ages 18 months - 12 years old. I function as the Secretary in this organization. I love helping to teach these kids and being around their sweet spirits. I usually come home exhausted on Sundays!