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Hi I'm Michelle

I grew up in Texas. I help manage a bridge building business. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mom. I'm married to a Sheriff's Deputy. I've never attended a single college class. I'm working on a bucket list. I've gone Sky Diving, got my motorcycle license, have a license to carrying a concealed handgun, took a discovery flight in a small airplane, went to disneyland, dressed up as a pirate and attended Texas Renaissance Festival, took a sunset yacht cruise, and learned how to ski. I finally just bought my first home. I grew up in a big family of four brothers and four sisters. My parents are still married and serving a mission. I have two brothers and a sister currently serving their missions. I like to have friends and family over to my house to play pool and barbecue.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into a Latter-Day Saint family with convert parents. I went to church every Sunday all through my childhood. I was baptized when I was eight years old by my dad. In my sophomore year of High School, I went through a rebellious phase and moved out of my parents home. The next few years were spent traveling and experiencing the opposite end of the spectrum of life. With that lifestyle, I became pregnant and had a baby girl. This was the wake up call I needed to get my life in tune with the teachings of Jesus, that I had been taught all of my life. I had to be the example. I repented for my wrongdoings and became the type of person I wanted to attract into my life as a partner. I met my better half at an activity for young single adults. Almost a year later we were married in the temple and the three of us were sealed together as a family for all eternity. Our life has been blessed over and over as we keep our focus and live our life by making and keeping our promise to follow Christ. I have lived my life with and without the gospel as the foundation, and I know the outcome of both. As for me and my family, we choose to serve the Lord. No truer words can be spoken.

How I live my faith

Seven years ago I was assigned to be a permanent substitute teacher in the children's Primary program. It was fun to be able to get to know all of the children and form bonds with each one. After three years of teaching, the children were excited when they knew I would be substitute teaching their class. I was then called to be the Secretary. I assigned speaking parts to the children, kept records, attended meetings and taught basic gospel lessons in a group setting during Sharing Time. I met and married my husband in the temple and moved away. In my new city and ward I was called to be a teacher in the Nursery, which is also a part of the primary, teaching the toddlers the basics like singing songs and being thankful. I was then called to be a Counselor to coordinate with the music leaders and the leaders of the activity program for the girls. After that, I was called to be the President of the our little Primary. In this role I was able to teach the children the importance of making good choices, strengthening their families and following the teachings of Jesus. I currently do not have a calling, since I just moved in to my new house and new ward.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Our families are the center of everything we do, whether it be work, school or simply how we choose our friends. Our family gives us strength and is a source of great happiness when united in the pathway we follow. We lift each other up and carry each other through difficult times. And every time we unite together the bond is made stronger. Show more Show less