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Hi I'm Marcia

I'm a Mormon. I'm a wife, mother, grandmother. I enjoy my family, gardening, special needs students,and making a difference.

About Me

I am a wife and mother. I was a surgical nurse for 13 years and loved it. I "retired" to raise my four children and loved that as well. I started helping with the special needs programs at the local schools and found the work very rewarding. Every tiny success is such a milestone for them. My children are all moving on now and I find I am just as busy as ever. I love gardening, the special education students, helping people in my church and my neighborhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because learning about and attempting to follow the teachings in the scriptures has made a difference in my life. Knowing that I am a daughter of a Heavenly Father who loves me has given me courage, peace and understanding about who I am as a person. Attempting to follow the teachings of Jesus gives purpose to even the everyday things I do. He was such an example of how loving the one changes lives. I love the possibilities his sacrifice gives us to become all that we can be. The lessons and patterns taught by the Savior have given me a moral compass and have led me to a happier more fulfilled life. I have seen it bring joy to my family. We are closer as we work to follow that pattern in our home. I have learned that when I try to love others as the Savior did, that service brings me greater joy than anything else in this life. I love that Heavenly Father loves us enough to give us guidance through a prophet of God, just as he did in the Old Testament. Because of the Savior, the scriptures and the teachings of the prophets, my life is different, better, happier and more fulfilled. I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I pray every day to find ways that I can make a difference. Some days it is growing something in my garden. Some days it is supporting my husband as he works in so many challenging capacities. Some days it is working with the special needs students in our local schools. And often it is in the women's organization of our church. It is the largest women's organization in the world and even though we are just a tiny piece of it there are a myriad of ways to serve. Sometimes it is just giving someone a hug. Sometimes it is learning new skills or ways of improving our homes and families. Sometimes it is organizing and being a part of a community clothing drive and exchange or helping create humanitarian care kits for disasters or needs in other parts of the world. I love being a part of Gods work. I love being able to make a difference even if my part is ever so small. I hope that I have made a difference to someone, somewhere.