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Hi I'm Mary

My husband and I have five children. I substitute teach. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a college graduate. I could teach full time but I choose to stay home most of the time to tend to my families needs. I substitute teach to get out of the house and bring in a little extra money a couple days a week. My familly lives on 2 acres and we raise and hatch chickens, turkeys, peacocks and other birds. I have three teenage sons, and two children that wish they were teenagers like their older brothers. My husband and I have been married over 19 years now.

Why I am a Mormon

My family has been members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latterday Saints for a number of generations now, so I was raised in this church. I have always been taught of Jesus and his love for us. I can feel it. My whole life centers on being a family forever. The idea of eternity has molded all my decisions and choices in this life. Knowing there is a God that loves you, and wants your family to succeed is priceless to me. We have a prophet that leads and gives direction to us. We can recieve personal revelation from our Father in Heaven about the direction we should go and how to overcome our challenges. I know other churches teach of Jesus as well, but the concept of forever families is what binds me to this gospel. I love my husband and my children. To lose them when our time on this Earth is over would devastate me. Knowing we are sealed together for eternity gives me such peace in this life.

How I live my faith

I teach the nursury class every Sunday. When a child reaches 18 months old, they join my class and we get to play, sing, and have a short lesson together. I have had weeks that our nursury had over 16 children. Of course there are others helping me so if someone gets sad, we have enough hands to comfort them. It is awesome to watch the little ones recognize pictures of Jesus and be assured of his love of them. It is sweet to see them point to children around His lap and hear them say, "That's me." I also am the Wolf leader in Cub Scouts. Eight year old boys spend an hour with me each week learning to respect our flag, tie knots, and make good choices. Often we play games and we work on setting goals and doing things to achieve them. One thing I really enjoy is visiting with other women in our area. Often I get to take a lesson to someone's home and review with them things we need to remember so that our lives can continue to be blessed by obedience to the laws our Savior has given us. It is really fun to make friends with people that live nearby who are not members of our church and share with them some of the things that make my life feel complete.