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Hi I'm Marie

I am from Texas. I am a happy wife and mother. I want to farm. I love to read classics. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My four year-old boy says I should mention that we "play with toys." That is definitely a hobby of mine. I love being a mother, taking my two kids out to garden, hiking and just goofing off. Being a wife has been one of the best, maybe the best learning experiences of my life. My husband, Joel, and I love to date each other, talk for many hours about building a sustainable, agriculture-based community. He is working on an MBA to be more prepared for the business side of making this dream come true. We try to make the most of our opportunity to be together by implementing gospel principles into our marriage. It makes us happier, less selfish, and confident that everything will work out when we obey the commandments and look to the Lord for help. I am learning to cook healthy food for my family, and implementing many of the things I studied in preparation for being a mother. I finished a bachelors degree at George Wythe University, and then came back after some teaching experience for a masters in Educational Philosophy. I taught at several schools, but my real goal was to education my own children at home. When I have some free time I typically spend time talking with friends about or reading books about health, education, having babies and parenting.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church, but I definitely made the decision to stay involved and live the doctrines of the church on my own. I remember finishing the Book of Mormon when I was about 16 and praying to know if it was true. I knew by the incredibly bright and good feeling I had that it was true. I think I knew it was true for years before that, but this made it more clear for me and gave me a point to look back to during challenging times. Now I live the teachings of the Lord because the path has become so clear. My happiness comes from living those principles, and I have assurance when there is pain.

How I live my faith

I visit with people in the ward as a Visiting Teacher. This is an opportunity to get to know others and see what their needs are and try to help to take care of them. We all need that sometimes, so it is a great blessing to be in a situation to be more aware of other's needs. I teach some of the the Young Women (16-18) at church and help with activities, keep up with them and their families and try to set an example for them of living happily. They enrich my life a great deal as well with their fun personalities, and willingness to look to the Lord despite the temptations and other challenges they are faced with. I am most fulfilled when I am aware of and praying for opportunities to help my family and church "family" and meeting needs. My problems become small and or forgotten, and all my true needs are met as I follow the example of Christ.