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Hi I'm Marilyn

I am a paralegal, a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four beautiful children - all currently attending college. And I am too! I am loving being back in college after 30 years. My children are great examples to me. I love to hike and I hike almost every morning. I love the outdoors. I love to travel and have visited Europe, Alaska, Hawaii, and this summer I did a 5,000 mile road trip by myself. Our world is amazing and beautiful! I work as a paralegal, helping people through the legal process in circumstances most often not pleasant for them.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon. However, when I was a teenager, I decided I had to learn for myself and spent a few years away from the church. After I started having children, I realized I needed help raising them and recognized the path I was taking was not safe for them or for me. I was young and I felt like I needed religion to help me be the best parent I could be. Going back to church wasn't easy, but as I learned more and as the members helped me, I feel I had lots of support to help me raise my children, and actually they helped raise me too. I love the gospel of Jesus Christ. I have learned so much and there is still so much to learn. He loves me! I have felt His love and His concern for me on so many occasions. There is no sweeter feeling than knowing I am special to Him.

How I live my faith

I pray often. I attend the temple. I try to be mindful of others and think of ways I can help. My family is very important to me, both my children and my extended family. I go to church. I have served in many different capacities in the church from teaching all ages from 18 months to 18 years old, and I recently finished serving as a president for 3 1/2 years for the church's women's organization for the women 18 and older in my neighborhood. I'm not sure which is my favorite age group, but the women who are in their 80s might be my favorite. I love visiting with them and listening to their stories and gaining experience from their wisdom. Learning from all these people helps me to have faith to know that what we are doing is good.