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Hi I'm Marissa

I'm a Child of God, a daughter, a wife, a mom, a step-mom, a sister, an aunt, a cousin, a friend, a neighbor, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 6 children - 3 boys and 3 girls. Our family has jokingly been referred to as "The Brady Bunch". I met my husband in 2009 and we were married in May of 2010. He had 3 children from his previous marriage and I had 3 children from my previous marriage. My husband is a convert to the church We were sealed as husband and wife in the San Diego Temple in May 2011. After high school I attended college and starting working in the Banking industry. I enjoyed my work there and learned so much, but I always knew that what I really wanted to do was be a mom! Not only to be a mom, but to be able to stay home with my children and raise them. I'm proud to tell people that I am a "stay-at-home mom", and I love every minute of it. I love cooking, baking, reading, organizing, playing games with my husband and kids, volunteering at their school, going on dates with my husband and so much more! I'd like to share three of my most favorite quotes (and I'm not sure who said them)... 1) "Being happy doesn't mean that everything is perfect. It means that you have decided to look beyond the imperfections." 2) "In the strength of the Lord I can do hard things." 3) Peace: It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart."

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I choose to be. Yes, I was raised in the church but when I left home and got married, this is the path I chose to continue on. It would have been very easy to choose something else, not being under my parent's roof anymore, but I didn't want to...by that time I had developed my own testimony of my Heavenly Father's plan and I wanted to follow it! Being an organized person, I love the structure that the church provides. The church provides a basis for how I live all aspects of my life: marriage, parenting, serving, learning, etc. One of my favorite scriptures is D&C 82:10 - I the Lord am bound when ye do what I say, but when ye do not what I say, ye have no promise."

How I live my faith

My husband & I currently teach a group of boys and girls ages 7-8. Each Sunday we present a lesson that helps the children understand and learn more about Jesus Christ, the church and other gospel oriented teachings. I love serving in our church, whether it be by providing dinner to a new mother, babysitting, baking cookies for an event, visiting with other women in the church, cleaning the church building, or whatever it is. Within our family my husband and I hold weekly family nights on Monday, which our church calls "Family Home Evening". This is a time free from all other distractions: cell phones, music lessons, homework, etc. We are also striving to read the scriptures each night with our children. We say family prayers in the morning before everyone goes their own ways, and once again before we go to sleep.

Can a husband and wife be together forever? Do Mormons believe that families will live together in heaven?

YES! My husband & I were recently sealed together as husband and wife in the San Diego Temple, in May 2011. Through this ordinance we will be able to be united after death, once again as husband and wife. How wonderful it is to know that death does not end our marriage that we work so hard for, each and every day! Show more Show less