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Hi I'm Maggie

I was born and raised in Nebraska. I still live there and am raising my family of three, there. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for just more than five years, and am a mother of three children. I stay at home with them. My husband is amazing for that! We knew that for our family, staying home with them was going to be the best dynamic for a healthy, happy home. I was home schooled growing up and felt strongly that our family was going to do the same. I am a Cub Scout Den leader. I love doing that! Helping the boys along as they learn about leadership and citizenship, I feel like I am learning right along with the scouts and I value that. I hate exercise, but I occasion it. I trained with a friend to do a half marathon! I thought I would never do that again, but I forget about why I seemed to have such an aversion to it. So I suppose a race like that might again be in my future. The sense of accomplishment is phenomenal! This past Summer we started a vegetable garden for the first time ever. I wouldn't call myself a gardener, though. No green thumb or anything like that. A lot of joy came from it though. Family time as well. My husband and children are my life. I love it. We have two sweet, healthy boys and a beautiful baby girl who has special needs. I learn so much from them. We have struggles but we strive to rise above.

Why I am a Mormon

My Dad was a Mormon when my parents got married. My Mom joined the church shortly after that. I've grown up in the church. People are at times heard saying that they don't know what life would be like without whatever it is that makes them who they are. Like I don't know what life would be like without chocolate, or if I had gone to school, or if so-and-so hadn't gotten sick. I wouldn't really say that about being a Mormon. I am pretty sure I know what my life would be like without this gospel in my life. I believe I would be well, but I would not be happy. Why am I a Mormon? Because I believe in Jesus Christ. He is my Savior. My Exemplar. He atoned for me. My family. Mankind. Through an eternal plan set out for us I can model my life after that of the Savior. The church teaches correct principles and we govern ourselves. I am a Mormon because of the family I come from and the family I am raising. I am because of the amazing lifelong friendships I've made with others who have similar morals. I am because God is the same yesterday, today and forever. He gave His word to mankind of old in the Bible and in the Book of Mormon, and continues to do so because of his constancy. His love for us. He provides a prophet as his mouthpiece today as he did in times of old, because he is unchanging. That is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

During the week I work as Den Leader in our church Cub Scout Pack. Both the church and Boy Scouts of America have similar goals of helping youth learn how to be their best. It is a great experience and helpful to me personally as I have two sons! Because it is a vital part of our women's group, I try to visit other women I go to church with. It is important to keep that connection with them for friendship and support. I love to get visits from them too! On Sundays I am a teacher for one of the children Sunday School classes. I get to take a part in their venture to learn the gospel, supplementing what they learn within their families. I learn so much from doing it and hope of course, that the kids do too! Recently, the young women I attend church with, had been preparing themselves for an 18 mile walk fro the church building to the temple. They invited anyone to join them. I did. The girls learned a lot about physical and spiritual stamina. It was an experience I am glad I had. I think I've mentioned learning and experiencing a great deal. But it is true. I live my faith because of the growth I have and making myself a better person. That is what the church does best! It helps bad men be good and good men get better. I need all the help I can get!