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Hi I'm Matia

I am a mother of seven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been a stay-at-home mother most of my life. I enjoy "being there" for my children whether that means doing homemaking things in the home or supporting my children in their outside activities. I am a self-taught web publisher and enjoy building websites for myself and others. I love to read.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were born and raised as Latter-day Saints in Utah. However when they became adults, they did not go to church. My father was in the Navy, and we moved around frequently. Every once in a while when we would move to a new place we would accidentally come in contact with the Church and for a while the members or missionaries would visit us. When we lived in Chicago I started attending the children's auxiliary (Primary) because I had a teacher who was willing to drive an hour out of her way every week to pick me up. This was where I first remember learning anything about Jesus Christ and the Bible. I also remember learning about Joseph Smith, the First Vision, and the origin of the Book of Mormon and believing it. When we moved from Chicago to Georgia, I also turned 12 and was too old for Primary, and for a while I lost contact with the Church again. When I as 14, I was looking on my parents' bookshelves for something to read, and I found a Book of Mormon. In a very short amount of time I got caught up in the story and the spirit of the book. I began to relish my time with the book and I knew I believed it to be true. Even when the reading became difficult, I persisted. At one point while I was reading the Book of Mormon, I began to know very powerfully that what I was reading was true. I began to know that God was really real in the way that I had been taught in Primary. I knew that someday I would see God and that I would need to give him an accounting of my life. I know now that the difference between my "believing" and my "knowing" was because I was feeling the influence of the Holy Ghost. This was just the beginning and I eventually learned how to pray. I became a voracious learner of anything to do with the gospel, until I had read all the scriptures and many other gospel-related books. Although I was not taught by the missionaries I consider myself every inch a convert of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

How I live my faith

I am very aware of the power of example and I try to always present a positive persona in public. I am also conscientious about trying to do the right thing when no one is looking.