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Hi I'm Madelon

My father was in the Navy in occupied Japan when I was born in Kansas and grew up in Calif. I have six children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a lifelong wife and mother of 6 children, one daughter and five sons. I have enjoyed being active in all my children's and my husband lives. You might say my family has been my main hobby. But I do have personal hobbies, such as sewing, doing crafts, reading, genealogy, and being very involved in the Boy Scout programs. In fact, I have been involved in scouting, both boy and girl, for 47 years. I have served as a Camp Commissioner, Merit Badge Counselor, Wolf, Bear, and Webelos Leader, and a Cub Master. My five sons have all earned their Eagle Scout Badge by the ages of 13 and 14. I have served in various callings of my faith as a leader in the children's organization, the young women's organization, the scouting organization, as well as in the women's organization. I have also taught lessons in these same organizations. I have been a volunteer assistant in the school system since my children were in school. I have been a Para Professional for severly handicapped and a Para also in the preschool program. It was my dream to always get a college education and when I was 60 that dream came true. I received my AA in General Education with an emphasis on Early Childhood Education. It is still my dream to receive a BA. I am still presently taking college classes.

Why I am a Mormon

I was not raised in a christian home. Although my mother attempted at times to bring a small amount of religion when she could. When I was a freshman in high school, at the age of 15, I was introduced to several young women and men who were in the glee clubs with me. We became friends. One of my friends in particular, brought me information on a man named Joseph Smith and things about "Mormons". It changed my whole life! To me, I did not gain a testimony as such. It just made logical sense to me that if there were prophets of old why couldn't there be prophets now. I believed right away that Joseph Smith was one. Somewhere in my somewhat limited knowledge, I heard about two sticks. Not knowing what they meant at the time. But when they told me the Book of Mormon was another testament of the Bible about Jesus and I knew that the Aztecs thought that Cortez was the great white God that had once visited their ancestors, I put the two together and it made perfect sense to me. It was like I had been walking down a deep dark tunnel all my life, and at the end I could finally see light! My childhood was not a good childhood. In my heart I knew there had to be something better than what I knew. I feel the Lord has watched over me all my life and brought the Church of Jesus Christ to me to fulfill the dream of a happy, united family. I've never regretted my choice and have never been inactive. I've always tried to be a strength for my beliefs and for helping others learn of Heavenly Father's truths, also. This church is my whole life. I don't know where I would be or what I would be without it. All the profiles that have been given on me, starting in high school, is that I should just give up because I would never amount to anything.

How I live my faith

I try to put Christ first in everything I say and do. I have given this same motto to my children to follow. I've told my children and myself that we are not quitters. If we start something, we finish it. If it is of a good and righteous and noble cause. I have told my children that life is not fair -- it never has been nor will it ever be until the Lord comes again. I have lived by all of these teachings I have given to my children. I have always thought of my children as gifts from God and have treated them accordingly. I feel blessed among women and mothers because my children are all very active in the church; some holding leadership positions and raising righteous families. I owe everything that is of good report and praiseworthy about me and pertaining to me to my Father in Heaven.