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Hi I'm Macy

I love words, cooking comfort foods, and am a wannabe runner. I believe that every person has a fascinating story. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother of two lovely daughters, and will soon be a grandmother! My profession is that of Homemaker, with a capital "H"! I love, and am grateful for, my life's chosen work. I believe strongly in creating a home for my family and our friends that is a "refuge from the world", and spend much time and energy trying to make it so. I am also fascinated with the idea of "becoming", and using my finite amount of days in this life to become the very best I can be. I have an awfully long way to go, but I have happily and enthusiastically planted my feet on this path of personal pursuit. I love sharing ideas with like-minded friends, and I write a weekly blog that documents my own journey toward "becoming" which includes wonderful ideas from others, too. I am married to a terrific man who loves to have outdoor adventures. I have become a reluctant middle-aged "athlete", participating with him in races and relays, and have found that I really am happiest when I'm running regularly and eating healthily. I love to read, and have (with my husband) amassed a sizeable library of books that covers a wall in our living room. This cozy space is my favorite room in our home. Most of all, I love people. I have never met anyone who doesn't have a fascinating personal story to tell. My idea of a perfect afternoon would be to sit knee-to-knee with a friend or daughter, with cups of hot chocolate in hand, and share our stories, ideas, laughter, and dreams.

Why I am a Mormon

As a young girl, I yearned to attend a church and be part of a congregation. My mother would drop me off on many a Sunday morning as I searched for a religion that rang true to my heart and answered my deepest questions. In high school, I became friends with a group of young people who were talented, capable, kind, involved, and happy. I soon realized that they were all members of the same church, and that people referred to them as Mormons. I watched them intently, trying to figure out what they had that I didn't. In a "sudden" decision, I changed my plans to attend college locally, and followed my dear Mormon friends to BYU in Utah. I know now that Heavenly Father had been working in my life for years, causing me to have experiences that would bring me closer to Him and to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. This move to Utah was like He reached down from heaven, put His hand on my head, and, in one loving swoop, changed my life's course. When the missionaries at BYU began to teach me that Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ had appeared to young Joseph Smith in a grove of trees and gave him counsel and direction that would change the world, I knew instantly in my heart that it was true. As they taught that Joseph was to re-establish Christ's church that had existed during his mortal ministry, I KNEW I had found my church. I was soon baptized, and have never looked back. The Gospel of Jesus Christ has answered all the yearnings of my young-girl heart, such as "Where did I come from?" "Why am I here?" and "Where will I go when I die?" It has helped me lay a foundation for my life based on the teachings of Christ. The Gospel has taught me about my real relationship with my Heavenly Father, that I am His daughter and that I can have a daily, personal relationship with Him. I know He loves me, is intimately aware of my life's joys and struggles, and will answer my prayers perfectly when I take the time to come to Him.

How I live my faith

My faith is the backbone of everything I do in life. My personal relationships with my Heavenly Father and my Savior Jesus Christ are very real, and are the guiding compass of my daily life. I have proven time and again that heartfelt morning prayer and scripture study are the difference between a meaningful, joyful day and one that is filled with stress and feels "flat" and uninspired. One of the things that I love the very most about being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is the opportunity that we have to continually serve in callings within our wards, or congregations. I remember, right after I was baptised, hiding in the back of my church classes and meetings, afraid that someone would notice me, call on me, ask me to say a prayer, or to do anything! Now, after years of serving in the Church (teaching children, planning activities, making home visits, writing scripts and talks, organizing meetings...) I have grown to LOVE to participate, to teach, to lead, to support, to speak, or to do whatever I am called on to do. It seems that every calling that I am currently serving in becomes "my favorite, ever!" Right now, I am loving working with the 16-17 year old young women, and have the opportunity to teach their Sunday class each week. They teach me as much, if not more, as I teach them, I'm sure. It is a privilege to watch these beautiful girls grow and stretch and become wonderful examples of righteousness. I also have deep feelings for the power of Christlike service. There is nothing that brings more JOY than serving and loving another brother or sister. It is a miracle and a blessing that we are allowed to be "the hands of heaven on earth", and I try to look for opportunities each day to make a difference in others' lives.