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Hi I'm Mary

I don't know how I would be where I am today if it wasn't for my faith. I love being a Mormon!

About Me

I am a second grade teacher at a charter school in Ft. Lauderdale, and love it. I'm a gym rat; love being healthy and feelin' good! I love to dance, mostly latin (salsa, bachatta, etc.). I don't have any kids YET, but can't wait to be a mom...and a wife :)

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the church. My mother was baptized by my father when they got married, and even though my father became inactive, my mom still took my brother and I to church every Sunday. I have fallen away from the church on more than one occasion, and can testify that the only way to truly be happy in this life is by living the Gospel. God knows each and every one of us, knows our true potential, and wants us to be happy. He has given us the agency to decide what path to chose, and the tools to make it through this life. Our world/society today is filled with so many false perceptions of happiness, and it can be so easy to get sucked in to the ways of the world. So many times I hear people complain of unhappiness or bad situations, and it makes me sad. Life is not alwasy supposed to be easy, and we will go through hard times, but I ask everyone who has questions, did you ever think you pray?

How I live my faith

I volunteer as second councelor in the Young Womens program for Davie Ward, Ft. Lauderdale Stake. I've been doing this for almost two years and what a blessing! When they first asked me I wondered if I was worthy to be a role model for these young girls. This helped me put myself in check, and helped me to start making improvements in my life so that I could be a woman they would look up to. Sometimes they teach me more than I teach them, and I love watiching them grow, and seeing how the church helps them become strong, confident, beautiful and happy young women. There is strenth in unity, and these girls need to know how special they are in order to be all that they can be, and need to know they have each other and me to lean on and help them along the way.