Hi I'm Peggy
Family is what is most important. I'm a mother of five, a wife, a grandma, a substitute teacher, a writer, and I'm a Mormon.
I am a 49-year-old mother who finds joy in my children. My life has never been busier, but never been so rewarding, either. I have four daughters and a son, two granddaughters and one more on the way.
Why I am a Mormon
I come from a family of nine kids and I am the youngest. I have always been a people watcher. Seeing my older siblings grow up and make choices, I saw direct consequences for those choices. I decided at the age of 12 that I could make my own decisions and that I should find out for myself if the things my parents taught me were true. In this way, I could base my own choices on proven principles that would help me to succeed in life. That is when I read the Book of Mormon by myself for the first time. When I was done reading, I knelt beside my bed and asked my Father in Heaven if it was true. My answer didn't come as a single answer. It came as an overwhelming feeling of warmth that I recognized as a feeling I had felt the whole time I had read the book. I knew the Book of Mormon was true. And, because I knew the Book of Mormon was true, I knew that Joseph Smith was a prophet.
How I live my faith
I strive to live my faith in all areas of my life. I am a wife and mother first and foremost. My husband and I have been married for 24 years and we find joy in our children, community, jobs, and our faith. I am a substitute teacher and I especially love working with students in a special needs environment. Right now I am a permanent substitute in a resource classroom. I have approximately 55 students to whom I teach U.S. History, Government, World Civilization and Language Arts. I also serve as an Sunday School teacher for adults every other Sunday, where we are currently focusing on study of the Old Testament. I have a journalism degree and I hope return to college for a master's degree in English Literature in the near future. I am a frequent correspondent for my local city newspaper, covering city council meetings and feature stories. I love being involved in book clubs and was recently participated as a founding member of a Friends of the Library group for a past community in which I lived. I have two children still in school, one at the high school level and one at the junior high. I see them off to school and I am at home, waiting for them when they return from school. My husband and I make time for family meals and discussions about how our days went and we look for opportunities to serve others around us. I love serving the Lord while using the talents He has blessed me with. He has blessed me with so much. Who am I not to share His love?