Hi I'm Marie Turner
I am a military wife. A homeschoolin', stay at home Mom of five kids. I blog, I coupon, I bake. I'm a Mormon.
I grew up in a small town. However, with my husband being career military, I have been able to see so much! I have a big family who I love and adore. It can also be challenging! To try and keep my sanity, I read, bake & cook, blog and am a wannabe coupon queen! I homeschool 3 of my 5 and will add the other two next year. Life is never dull in our home, and I am glad!
When I was growing up, my Dad said to me, "You need to have your own conversion to the church. You can't just rely on my testimony." While I was born and raised in the church, I always took it for granted that the church was true. After all, my parents and teachers believed it, so why not? I went off to college and as it was my first time on my own, I made some mistakes. My parents weren't there to "get me in trouble." No one knew. But I did. I knew the Lord did. I prayed, read my scriptures, and drew closer to Him. After much studying and praying, I knew that I had recieved an answer to my prayers. He cares about ME. He knows ME. I couldn't deny the truth. Since then, I have had many experiences where I have felt the spirit testify to me of the truth. I am so grateful to have the gospel in my life. I would truly be lost.
I live my faith every day. From reading scriptures & praying every morning with my family. We love to serve others, by helping others in need, baking cookies for friends, or babysitting. We attend all the activities at our church, like Scouts, or the youth activities. This comes in second to our attending church every Sunday. It is there that we learn and grow. Our neighbors know that we are Mormon, and that we don't do things on Sundays. We want to keep the Sabbath a holy day. When we are with friends, they know we don't drink or use inappropriate language. They can trust us. I enjoy having friends that have high moral standards, and try to be one to others.