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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a Mormon. I grew in Idaho went to Ricks College and B Y U got married had 4 children and taught piano lessons for years.

About Me

I had wonderful parents who taught me right from wrong. I had one brother, but later (after I was married) my parents adopted 3 children. They helped them so much and gave them so much. Now those three little children who came from a very difficult background have grown into adulthood, and are fine upstanding people. I honor my parents in their efforts and for raising all of their children. I became a mother of 4 and now am a grandmother of 8 with another on the way. I have loved being a mother and a grandmother. All of those children are a very special important part of my life. I also love music and sang in operas and operettas and sang all around the area in which I lived. I have also enjoyed teaching piano lessons and painting in oils and acrylics. At this time in my life I especially enjoy painting on my husband's antique reproduction furniture.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and even though my whole entire family are Mormons, I have had to gain a testimony for myself on my own. I grew up feeling that the church was true and correct, but I didn't know for sure from my own experiences. Gradually as I have read the Book of Mormon, The Bible, The Doctrine and Covenants, and Pearl of Great Price my testimony has grown. I have prayed to my Father in Heaven, attended my church meetings, and tried to keep the commandments that are found in all of the scriptures. My testimony is increasing day by day....line upon line and precept upon precept. It is a life long learning process. I am so grateful for things that have happened in my live that I cannot take for granted; they are truly miracles to me. About 10 years ago after going to about 40 doctors, I found out that I had a dystonia of the mouth and jaw muscles. It was incapacitating. I could not speak. My mouth and jaw muscles were tight and almost immovable. We tried botox and the doctors told me that I would probably never be able to talk again.. The botox only made it worse because it paralyzed my tongue and throat so I couldn't talk or swallow. I swallowed some food which went into my lung and I got a terrible pneumonia. I had many blessings from my husband and other men in the church who hold the priesthood and power of God. Gradually......ever so slowly..... with the blessings and time it started improving. Today I can speak almost normally and I am also singing which is really a miracle blessing. Five years ago our son passed away. This left my husband and I in great grief and mourning. But we have a great promise in the Gospel. If we keep the commandments, we can live together as families forever. I am so very grateful for this promise and the knowledge that we will see our son again. I love my elder brother Jesus Christ who died for our sins and gave us the Plan of Salvation.

How I live my faith

Right now my assignment in the church is to play the piano for the young children. They learn songs about the scriptures, Jesus, God, loving their families, and being good people. The boys are active in Cub Scouting and the girls have an activity time where they go to someone's home and are taught how to crochet, knit, sew, cook, get along with others, about things in the community, and many other things which will help them to grow up to be good women wives, and mothers. Last year I was the head of a committee to put together 500 kits for the mothers in a very poor area. They went to a hospital to have their baby and they had nothing to take care of it afterward. So we put bottles, diapers, onsies, pacifiers, booties, bibs, night gowns, and several other things for the women. The women in our area came through with flying colors. We delivered far more than was expected and it turned out to be a heart warming wonderful service project. I am grateful I could be involved.