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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a full time mother of 3 children, employee, tutor, student, mentor, daughter, sister, friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to the most incredible husband. I am the mother to 3 children. I am an Administrative Assistantant/Radio Dispatcher/Bookeeper/Inventory Speciialist/Counselor/Mentor/Tutor/Mediator/ Poet/Social Butterfly/Entertainer. I like to read romance novels. I studies Criminal Justice, so Im fasicnated with Judicial System and it's contents, Movies, books, magazines, TV Series. If it's about the law, Im into it!

Why I am a Mormon

My motto has always been.."I can't; I'm Mormon." this motto comes from the strict guidelines of the Mormon faith, but the bottom line underscores a deeper truth about the way Mormons are perceived. When my co-workers discovered my religious preference, they were a little shocked, for one, Im Black, I live in the South, and also it was hard for them to believe that somebody would willingly choose not to drink, not to do drugs, not to swear, not to go out or spend money on Sundays', to faithfully give up 10% of my income, and always keep GOD 1st in my life no matter what obstacle I had, can, or will face. These restrictions prohibit most of the things that many adults my age would find fun. So why on earth am I a Mormon? It is something that rests deep within my heart, because in reality, being Mormon is a lifestlye. It influences everything I think, the way I see the world, and what decisions I make. My religion defines me, while some might think that makes for a shallow, mediocre existence, my religion is actually a great source of happiness. It is through my religion that I am able to see who I am. I like having something to structure my life around, to draw upon for strength, and that gives me answers to life's simplest but most profound question, such as, "what is the purpose of life?" I can truly say that I know why I am here on this earth and that I know what choices I should be making. I guess what I am trying to say is that I choose to be Mormon because it works for me. it isn't just something that my parents do and that I am doing because I am forced to, and it's not something I do because it's easy & fun. It's something I choose to believe and live by because I know it is true. I am not condemning those who are not Mormon or who don't believe in religion; I am just trying to show why I make the decisions I do. I love the motto, I can't; I'm Mormon. It describes my lifestyle, perfectly, it's who I am, it's me!

How I live my faith

Being in this religion for 30 years, I have seen the wonders of this gospel & the blessings that it brings to those who come into contact with it. I have gained knowledge, strength, wisdom, understanding, peace, & happiness from being a Mormon. I am actively in the Young Women's Program where I teach, play, & learn with young women ages 12-18. It's an amazing calling for me to interact with these beautiful girls, watching them grow up to become amazing Women in this gospel. I have learned over the years that as women (young & old), we are far more verbal on average than men and have a need to talk about our feelings. When facing challenges, it comforts us(as women) to know that one other person is aware of & understands what we go through, it gives us added strength & we're better capable of getting through diffucult times, even if it's just helping each other w/a listening ear or a shoulder to cry on. In a world as cold as ours, we need to be willing to open our hearts a little bit to receive the warmth of compassionship, friendship, and love. I am also involved in the Visiting Teaching Program where I have personal monthly contact with my sisters in the church, just checking up on them and sharing a good laugh because as women, we have all, "Been there/done that". This program has allowed me to form forever friendships, no matter the race, age, or language, Heavenly Father put us together as Sisters' in ZIon, here on earth and we have to look out for each other. Each of these programs are a call to serve, which is a call to be in the service of our fellow sisters which is to be in the service of our Heavenly Father. In all that I do in this gospel, I try to leave a mark on every sister (young & old)..."you have to walk by faith, not by sight." I am not perfect in no matter, but I strive for perfection every day. I am a Superwoman, even when Im a mess, I still put on a vest, with an S on my chest. I am a Superwoman....I am a Mormon!