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Hi I'm Mackenzie

I'm a Mormon. I grew up primarily in Utah. I had a wonderful career in Finance before I decided to stay home to raise my kids.

About Me

First and foremost I'm a mom. I have three beautiful young boys who are full of energy. I graduated college in accounting and got a wonderful job working as a Financial Analyst for about nine years. I loved working, but my husband got an opportunity to relocate with his job and that gave me the chance that I always wanted to stay home with my boys. I don't have much free time between running my children to different activities as well as homeschooling my oldest. However, when I have the opportunity I love to read. I enjoy mysteries the most, but am open to other suggestions. I also love politics. I can sit and watch coverage for hours. I try get as much news as possible, both on politics and the world at large. Being home I sometimes feel like I am away from it all, so I like to catch up and stay involved.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised a Mormon. I come from a long line of Mormon's. However, in order to stay a Mormon you have to be converted yourself. I have always believed what I was taught and found comfort in it. But, when my second child was four months old he passed away of SIDS at daycare. I was devestated. When this happened I questioned everything I had been taught. Was it true? Was I living a lie? Could Heavenly Father really let this happen to me? And the answer that came to me with conviction over and over again as I grieved is that I know where my baby is and I know that this gospel can help me to someday see him again. That is why I am a Mormon. In the hardest time of my life the comfort I could feel was overpowering and I knew what I had been taught was true.

How I live my faith

My husband and I teach a class of three-year olds each Sunday. It is so nice to be able to see young children start to understand the basics and to build from there. I visit three wonderful women in my congregation each month. I have truly come to love these women and count them as my friends. Also, in the winter, I host a playgroup at my house once a week to allow women from the congregation and their children to get together and just enjoy time with those around them.