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Hi I'm Marta

I'm a reader (wanna be writer), I'm a badminton loving, Scrapbooker with hoarding tendencies, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

You could say I have not strayed far from home. My husband and I bought the house I grew up in from my parents 13 years ago. We are now raising 5 beautiful daughters here who range in age from 8-17. I love being a wife and mother and it keeps me very busy. I help my husband manage his growing Lawn Service Business and try to keep up with my daughters' ever increasing schedules. If they are each involved in just one activity, then that means I am involved in 5! But I try to find time to read fantasy novels and scrapbook every chance I get. When I say I have hoarding tendencies, I mean that I can not get enough scrapbooking supplies! I get to relive my badminton glory days by helping out with my daughters high school team and I really enjoy planning parties!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. After their marriage, both of my parents were the first in each of their families to be baptized. I am so proud of them for having the courage to follow the spirit. I consider them Pioneers in their time. I was born after my parents had been sealed in the temple. That has played a significant roll in my life. I am still a Mormon today because I believe in the gospel principles. There came a point, when I was a young adult, that I had to decide for myself if I believed. As I watched others around me struggle with the hard consequences of their poor decisions, I realized that by just living the standards and values taught by the LDS faith I could avoid so much tribulation in my life. As soon as I embraced the gospel whole-heartedly I can say that I have truly known the joy that comes from living it's principles. Has life always been perfectly easy? NO! But Heavenly Father has always sent me peace and answers when I needed some. I know that he loves me and watches over me. He is happy when I follow the example of my savior, Jesus Christ, and he has blessed me immensely.

How I live my faith

I was recently called to be the President over the Young Women in my Ward. When you have 5 girls and they make up 1/3 of the your Ward's young women, you can anticipate this calling. I hope that I am an example to my daughters of living my faith. It is a lot of work belonging to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints. Every member is asked to contribute service in their ward. I have often reflected on why we do it. I think my daughters see how busy I am in all of my callings and volunteering, but I'm not sure if they are aware of why I am so willing to do so much. I am reminded of the story in John 21. Christ came to the Apostles on the shores where they were fishing and he asks Simon Peter, "Lovest thou me." Simon Peter answers, "Yea Lord, thou knowest I love thee." The Lord says to him, "Feed my sheep." What I want my daughters to know is that is why I serve. Because I love my Savior and I want to further his work on this Earth. I try not to make him ask me 3 times before I "go and do".