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Hi I'm Michelle

I grew up in Florida, love the outdoors, especially the beach. I'm a homeschooling mother of three and I am a Latter-Day Saint.

About Me

I am a Florida girl and have been my whole life. I have three wonderful children which I homeschool, and a loving husband that I have blessed to be married to for 15 years. I enjoy sewing (even though I am not really good at it), reading, cooking, and being outside on our backyard swing enjoying all of Heavenly Father's creations, and I am a follower of Christ.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Catholic and also attended a baptist church for a while. In 1996 I married a wonderful man who was a member of the Mormon Church. I didn't know much about the Mormons until I meet him. However, because of his job (at the time he worked most Sundays) we didn't go to church very often. Then one day in 2001 the Missionaries found us and I began talking with them. I loved the fact that they had answers to all my questions. Everything that was taught to me made perfect sense. I no longer worried about why I was here, what my purpose was, and where I was going. On Feb. 22, 2002 I was baptized by the proper priesthood authority and I made a promise with my Father in Heaven that I would follow his teachings and strive to be the best I can be. The gospel of Jesus Christ has filled my life with such great joy and happiness. Until I joined this church I didn't know much about the Bible at all. I couldn't tell you about very many stories that happened in the Old and New Testaments. I knew the stories of Moses, Noah, and the birth of Christ.(mainly because of TV) That was about it. Being raised Catholic I didn't really study much about the gospel. Attending a Baptist church I felt like I should have known everything already (which I didn't). These places were just not for me. I never felt comfortable enough to call them my home. As a member of the Church Of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I found a place to call home. I have learned so much about the gospel and I know that at anytime if I have questions about anything I can get on my knees and pray to my Father in Heaven and he will answer my prayers. Being a Mormon is not how I like to refer to myself, I am a follower of Christ and my heart is filled with joy because of this fact. I am not perfect in anyway but I also know that the atonement of my Savior will help me to become like him one day. What a great feeling and privilege to have in my life.

How I live my faith

I am a pretty busy person from day to day like most of us. Homeschooling three children at different ages and grade levels keeps me on my toes. I live my faith everyday by trying to set a good example for my children and those who I come in contact with. I usually start my day with a prayer and reading my scriptures. I do not live up to perfect standards by any means but I strive everyday to be a better person than I was the day before. I serve in the church as a president of an orgainzation for women. I help meet their needs both spiritually and temporally. As I serve and work with these talented and wonderful women I learn so much about being a good wife, mother and most importantly a disciple of Christ.