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Hi I'm Michelle

I spent my teenage years in Japan. I was an elementary school teacher. Now I stay home with my 3 kids and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Growing up I had three dreams -- to be a teacher and to be wife and to be a mother. After I got married, I taught third grade for 3 years and then I stopped to have children. I am so happy to be living my dreams! My three kids make me laugh everday and only make me want to cry sometimes :) I try to teach them things about life and the world and most importantly I try to teach them values. I love to cook and eat, so I am trying to learn to love exercise to balance that out a little. Zumba is my favorite because it doesn't feel like a workout, it's just fun. I enjoy reading. I love to socialize. Connecting with other people by shairng thoughts and feelings makes me feel more alive.

Why I am a Mormon

My son just asked me this the other morning. I told him I was raised in the church, and so were my parents and their parents and their grandparents for many generations. Over the years my knowledge of the teachings of the church grew and so did my faith. Eventually I knew for myself that this is the true gospel of Jesus Christ. I believe the doctrine of the church to be true and I love the lifestlye that it provides for me and my family. I love knowing where I came from, why I am here on earth and what I am trying to do here. I love that I can teach my children these things. I love the family values and standards that the church encourages. The gospel provides so much meaning and structure to my life. It has taught me about my Savior, Jesus Christ and how I can follow His teachings and example and try to be like Him. It has taught me that when I make mistakes I can turn to Him to repent and be forgiven of my sins. Why am I Mormon? It makes me happy. It is everything to me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith on a daily basis. I pray morning and night, we pray as a family each night, I read scriptures every night and we read scriptures as a family every night. One night each week we have a family meeting where we have a lesson about the gospel and then we plan out our week together so that we're all on the same page. Each Sunday we go to church together. I try to live in a way that shows my love for my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ by keeping the commandments and trying to be kind, friendly and helpful. I work with the children of our congregation. I teach lessons to them on Sundays. I also work in the Cub Scout program. I really enjoy working with the children. Their sweet, pure faith is such an inspiration to me. In the past I worked with the teenagers and I thouroughly enjoyed that as well. I loved seeing how much the teachings and standards of the church helped them successfully navigate the difficult teenage years.