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Hi I'm Marilyn

I am a wife and the mother of six boys and one girl. I love art & music. I enjoy doing Yoga early in the morning. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have so much to be grateful for! Like everyone else I've had trials and heartache, but I have learned to find joy in each stage of the journey of life. I have been married for 33 years and am been blessed to be the mother of seven children. I have also been working outside of the home for the past 15 years, at first part time then full time. I am grateful for the many things I have learned both from my most important job, that of a wife and mother, and from my secondary jobs that I get a paycheck for. I love music. It fills my soul with joy. I play the French horn and I sing. I also love art and the beauties of nature. I am an old school photographer (meaning I learned with film and in a darkroom not with pixels and Photo Shop.) I enjoy reading a good book and have even tried writing a little myself.

Why I am a Mormon

I have been blessed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ all my life. I was born into a family where the teachings of the Gospel were firmly in place and the love of the Savior was reflected in the love that abounded in our home. I have taken that firm foundation and built upon it as I have moved through the trials and challenges of life. Living the teachings of the gospel hasn’t excluded me from heartaches and sorrows, in fact I’ve had more than I care to mention and have felt pain deeper than I could have ever imagined possible. Yet I firmly testify that the knowledge I have of who I am (a daughter of God) and what my true potential is, and the faith I have in my Savior and his atonement, has given me the strength I needed to move through and beyond the pain and still find joy, peace and fulfillment in life.

How I live my faith

Being an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has given me many opportunities to learn and grow through serving others. I have taught small children the stories of Jesus and how to sing the simple yet profound songs of the gospel. I have worked with young boys as they learn what it means to be a good citizen, to do a good turn daily and other traits of being a good Cub Scout. I have taught women young and old about the doctrines and principles of the gospel. I have been a leader for teenage girls as they learn and grow in a summer camp environment. I have taught adult members of all ages to search for messages of truth in the pages of the Holy Scriptures. I have also served as the president of the women's organization (Relief Society) for our ward (local congregation) where I was able to help over 250 women, age 18 and up, to increase faith and personal righteousness, strengthen families and homes, and seek out and help those in need.