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Hi I'm Margaret

I'm a mother of 5 enthusiastic little ones! I enjoy sporting and recreational activities with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Life at our house is BUSY! Between running our own software company and keeping up with laundry, grocery shopping, homework, and sporting events for our 5 little ones we always seem to be on the go. Some of my favorite pass times include going for a run, cheering my kids or husband on at their soccer and basketball games, watching a good college football or NBA game, and having a hot date with my hubby!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was 8 years old my parents challenged me to be baptized as a member of the church. They emphasized the need for me to find out, however, for myself whether it was true. Being a bit of a procrastinator I started making preparations for baptism without really putting the work in to find out the truthfulness for myself. The day of my baptism came and I found myself sitting on my dad's lap during the talk hearing the words of my parents repeat over and over in my mind "you need to find out for yourself." Realizing I had not gotten an answer for myself, I closed my eyes and silently offered up a very humble, sincere, and anxious prayer to God asking him if this church was true and if I should be baptized. I immediately felt a warmth embrace me like a mother's hug. I felt the arms of my Savior around me and I was overwhelmed with a feeling of love and happiness. It was unlike any feeling I had ever experienced and it brought me to tears. My father noticed my muffled cry and asked what was wrong. I told him nothing had happened and I was fine. As I dried my tears I knew Heavenly Father knew me, He loved me, this was His church, and I walked into the baptismal font saying a prayer of gratitude to Him for allowing me the opporunity to follow Him. Even now, 26 years later my father does not know the miraculous thing that happened that day as an answer to prayer. But it is something I cherish and will never forget!

How I live my faith

My relationship with my Heavenly Father is the most important thing in my life! Whether I am changing diapers or preparing for an important technical sales presentation I know that I can have His spirit there with me at all times if I ask. No matter the chaos or demands of each day, I can enjoy a feeling of peace and purpose because of God's plan of happiness for His children. It is a driving force for me each day as a wife, mother, co-worker, and friend. Jesus Christ is key to that plan. He atoned for my sins so that I can repent and be perfected in Him. Through repentance I can return to live with Him and my family forever. That is our goal and purpose. Being a parent, however, is not for the faint of heart. School is hard and peer pressure is real! Because of this, despite our busy schedules, we make it a priority to begin each day with personal scripture study to invite the Spirit to be with us. We say a family prayer before we separate our different ways for the day to ask for protection and guidance. Throughout the day I pray for strength - strength to fulfill the demands of the day, courage for myself and children to do the right things, and discernment to recognize and act on the needs of others. I recognize the need for good friends that help bring out the best in us, as well as the need to be that kind of friend to others. I believe we are here to help each other. I know I have been the recipient of many kind deeds in my life-time. Because of this we participate as a family in many extracurricular activities at church and school that offer opportunities for growth and service to others. I encourage my children to look for the one at school who needs a friend. I know God loves each one of us and being an example of Him brings happiness.