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Hi I'm Marilyn

I'm a lover of all things beautiful. Playing games is a favorite. I'm a new runner + an amputee. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born without the right fibula in my foot, along with 9 other bones. I was a healthy baby but they were afaid I would never be able to walk. They mentioned the option of amputating my foot and wearing a prothesis. To which, my faithful parents prayed and fasted and felt as though that would be the best thing for their baby girl. When I was one, I had the amputation and was fitted for my first prostehtic. I've been walking, jumping, riding, playing, swimming, running, and sporting ever since. I am blessed that my parents had enough faith to follow the promptings of the Holy Ghost in answer to their prayers. I have lived a good, normal life because of that. I hope I can inspire others who have a disability they are working through. The Lord knows us and He is with us, cheering us on during those trials and challenges that come our way throughout life. How we handle them is what defines us, shows the world who we are. And we are children of God. A loving, gentle, patient, humble, God. I am now a mommy teaching tolerance and love to my children and hoping that they will be the girls that will love everyone regardless of any difference! They are truly my world and a blessing I could never be more thankful for!

Why I am a Mormon

This gospel is so true. I know this because I feel it. The spirit touches my heart each time I pray to know. My testimony is continually strengthened by the tender mercies of the Lord. I know He loves me and answers my prayers. I know that this life is our test and there is so much awaiting us in the eternities. What a glorious plan He has for us! I have much to learn from my Savior but He has taught us the perfect way to live. This world needs virtue, valiance, faith, love, integrity, all of which we learn by His example. The scriptures, including the Book of Mormon are where we learn of His life and what we are do to live in His presence someday.

How I live my faith

I serve with the youth in my ward. They are such a strength to me and I'm grateful for their examples to shine in their schools, around their friends and with each other. They are still very much learning and growing but they have righteous desires for good. I also get to visit 3 sisters in the ward each month by sharing a message with them in their homes and serving them. They are all such wonderful examples of righteous women even though they all are very different and come from different situations.