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Hi I'm Marie

I'm a mother and grandmother, a retired nurse, a dog lover, a hiker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother and grandmother. I love spending time with my grandchildren. I also love training my poodle to run agility as well as to perform tricks. I love to hike, work in my yard and quilt.

Why I am a Mormon

My family studied with the missionaries when I was twelve years old. My father had been friends with a Mormon soldier when they were stationed together during WWII. When I was twelve, my Dad's employer asked him if he would be interested in learning more about the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Dad said yes and soon missionaries were teaching in our home. At first I wasn't interested and didn't sit in on the discussions, but I overheard my mother and father talking about the "Mormons" and I asked if these were "Mormons". I really didn't know anything about them, but for some reason I was intrigued and began attending the discussions. The elders gave me a Book of Mormon and told me that, if I would read it with a real desire to know the truth of it, that the Holy Ghost would tell me that it was true. With all the faith of a child I began reading the Book of Mormon. One day I was sitting on my bed reading when I had the most wonderful experience. It is hard to describe, but I was overcome with overwhelming warmth and joy and I knew that the Book of Mormon was the Word of God. If that was true, then the gospel was true and so I was baptized with my family. Although I was very young and that was a long time ago, whenever I have doubted, or my faith has wavered, I look back on that moment and know that I made the right choice and my life was forever changed. I eventually attended Brigham Young University, married in the temple and had six wonderful children. This testimony has been a strength to me throughout my life but I have also found that I need to read, study and pray every day and try to serve others in order to keep my testimony vibrant. I have felt the Lord's care and love for me in life's trials, heartaches and decisions and I am so grateful!

How I live my faith

I pray each morning for the Lord's guidance that day and especially that He will help me to be aware of others and their needs so that I can be less focused on myself and more able to help others. I try to remember to look directly at each person during the day and to smile and say something pleasant. I pray for an opportunity to help someone that day, and especially that I will serve humbly and lovingly in my family. I ask His help where I feel I lack, especially in being humble and trusting in the Lord wisdom and plan for my life.