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Hi I'm Margie

I am a mother of 6 children and I like to volunteer in community organizations such as Little League and Boy Scouts. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love my children and so where they are I want to be also. Many times this has meant that I have stepped out of my comfort zone and into unfamiliar territories. I have fallen in love with baseball, basketball, band and scouting.I have learned about great organizations such Civil Air Patrol and FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America). I have learned about the wonderful benefits of music and have all my children who are old enough take piano lessons and I encourage them to play at least one other musical instrument. I am always looking for ways to help teach my children become strong and confident leaders in life. But there are times that I like to step back into my life and I have several hobbies that I enjoy. One of the most dangerous hobbies I have is reading. Once I pick up a book I can't put it down. I become very obsessed with finishing the book and may not even sleep until I do. I just read the latest John Gresham book in just about 8 hours. I do read multiple books at the same time as well. I am in the middle of reading Cry the Beloved Country, and Be Your Best Self. Another hobby that I could spend forever on is family history. I love playing detective and searching for family connections. I have done this not only for my ancestors but because I love searching for people I have located several families that served in the military with my father over 30 years ago. There is a wonderful feeling when friends and families unite and I love being a part of that.

Why I am a Mormon

Like many other members of my faith, I was born into a family that belonged to the LDS church. I can remember attending church from my early childhood. However, there did come a time that our family attendance was not very regular if at all. This happened during my teenage years and I realized quite quickly that it was my choice if I wanted to remain a member of this church or not. To be honest I can't say that I was certain that I did want to remain. I remember wondering how would I know that this church is true unless I attended all the other churches and knew exactly what they were teaching. One thing that I liked to do was discuss religion. I would talk about God very open and freely. One night a couple of co-workers asked me to stay after work and talk with them. We had had many religious conversations and I knew that is what they wanted to talk about. As the conversation began I remember feeling attacked. I am not sure why because I wasn't there to defend or to convert just to discuss. But as questions came forth I realized that I needed to know for myself just what I believed in. As I pondered their questions and the discussion we were having I realized that I did have testimony. I realized that the LDS church does not have a monopoly on righteousness but it does contain the fullness of the gospel. I realized that I could know that the church was true without knowing all things that I could learn "line upon line, precept upon precept". As I strive to follow the Savior, even Jesus Christ and I put my trust and faith in him I will learn the truth of all things. I realized that God does not require us to be perfect to return to him. He requires us to be obedient and that through his son Jesus Christ he can and has made us perfectly qualified to return to him.

How I live my faith

Within minutes of meeting someone new I usually disclose the fact that I am LDS. I do that because I feel like that statement already speaks volumes to who I am as a person. I strive to live my faith on a daily basis. As a community member I have found lots of joy in serving as a volunteer in such great organizations such as Little League. I had the wonderful privilege in being a board member for 3 years as my sons played ball each spring. One thing I really loved about the board I worked with was their dedication to young players. No child was turned away. Not matter what the circumstances where they were welcomed to play ball. I remember one young boy who played on one of our first teams. He would show up to practice quite randomly. After a few weeks I arraigned to pick him up for every practice and game. He never missed another practice or game. Later during the summer we learned that his parents had been arrested and that he and his siblings were taken to a juvenile center. It broke my heart to find out what he had been living with during those months, but I was also glad that I was able to do something so simple as take him to his ball games so he could play a game he loved. Sometimes it does take a village to raise a child and volunteering allows me to bring joy into others life while at the same time bringing joy into my own. Having 5 sons another organization I have worked with is Boy Scouts of America. I volunteer in scouting through my church and I have also held several district positions as well. One of my favorite scouting events is Cub Scout day camp. During the last 5 years I have served as secretary for our local camp that provides a week long camp for 135 boys. It is a lot of work and a lot of fun! I love working with children. I currently teach the 5 year old children at church. What a treat it is to be able to teach the simple basics of the gospel to these children. To teach them about Jesus Christ and to let them know He loves them.