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Hi I'm Margaret

I'm the mother of 5 very active kids ranging in age from 8 to 17 and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to cook and my family loves to eat, so it's a win-win situation for everyone! One of our family traditions is the birthday person gets to choose the meal for their special day - and that can range anywhere from sushi night to indian food to good ol' grilled chicken and mashed potatoes and gravy. We also enjoy hiking, camping and fishing together as well as skiing/snowboarding together - half the kids have now surpassed my ability on the slopes! We are a very active family with 5 very busy kids - all of which are involved in music, dance and sports. I enjoying running and so does my husband and now my son has also picked up the running bug. I also enjoy doing triathlons when time permits - I find that being able to switch activities is less stress on the old aching muscles/bones - whatever age throws at me. For now however, I've switched back to running - who knows, I may try a marathon!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were among the first LDS converts in Hong Kong. At the time, Hong Kong was a British protectorate, thus proselyting was allowed. This was fortunate for me as I was born into a family with a firm testimony of Christ. My family immigrated to the United States, San Francisco to be exact, when I was barely a year old. I've always had a firm faith in my Savior Jesus Christ and in his teachings. I learned through watching the example that my parents set - they left the familiarity of their homeland to come to a country with opportunities for work, but more importantly, religion. They have always set the bar high being good missionaries and always serving others inside and outside of the Church. Last summer, our family had the opportunity to go to China and visit my mother's ancestral home. It was such an amazing experience for us to see where my mother grew up and to also visit the boarding school where my parents met as youth. We were also able visit some of the areas where my parents served as public affairs missionaries. This experience really helped solidify the importance of genealogy. I've always known that I should be doing my genealogy, but this trip really strengthened that belief!

How I live my faith

I try to be a good example to my children and to those around me. We try to read the scriptures daily as a family, and that helps to bring us closer (sometimes.) It's not always easy to do what is right - being patient, studying the scriptures, putting 100% into callings, etc, but knowing that we have a loving Father in Heaven that wants us to do our best, helps me to remember that he will always help - all I need to do is ask. I've also had the opportunity, this past year, to serve as a seminary teacher. It was one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences that I have ever had. I was able teach some of the youth in our stake on a regular basis and it was a privilege to help them learn more about the Church (our course of study was the Doctrine and Covenants). I learned as much if not more that the kids that I taught. It also gave me the opportunity to bare my testimony to them about the doctrines that we are taught. I felt very blessed to have worked with such amazing kids and to see their testimonies and understanding of the gospel expand.