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Hi I'm Margaret

I live in the American mid-west and am a mother, grandmother and tax professional. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a fourth/fifth generation Mormon and grew up in Northern Utah. I married a man from Kansas and we now live in Kansas. We have four grown children (three sons and one daughter), who live all over the world. We're lucky enough to have three grandchildren who are adorable! I work as a tax expert and generally love my job and being able to help people with something that they can't or don't want to do for themselves. Family is my first priority, though, and I treasure the time I have to spend with each of my children and their growing families. My main hobby is reading, and I adore a good book!

Why I am a Mormon

Since I grew up in the church, I have been a Mormon my entire life. However, that doesn't mean that I haven't had to learn for myself whether or not what the church teaches is true. In fact, I think that one of the central beliefs that we're taught is that we need to know and understand these truths for ourselves. Instead of relying on the testimony of someone else, we need to pray and ask God ourselves for these answers. Like all people, I have had many adversities in my life; illnesses, the deaths of loved ones, financial challenges, and watching children have to live through negative consequences brought about by bad decisions they've made. Through all these things, I have always relied on God to guide and comfort me, and he has done so. There have been several times when I knew that I couldn't face a trial alone; I simply didn't have the emotional or spiritual strength to do so. In those situations, I got on my knees and asked God to carry my burden and he did. It's just that simple, he carried my burden for me when I was no longer able to do do. One of the greatest blessings of being a member of the LDS church is the blessing of being able to attend the temple. In temples, we learn more about our Heavenly Father and his plan for us. We are also able to be sealed to our families, not only for this life, but for eternity. Knowing that I can be with my family forever has brought me tremendous comfort, especially at the death of loved ones. I know that I will not only see them again, but that I will be able to live with them and still have that familial relationship with them throughout the eternities.

How I live my faith

I am currently serving in two callings at church. I help to arrange all of the music for our Sacrament Meetings and I also teach the 13 year old's Sunday School class. I love both callings! Music has the ability to convey the Spirit in a way that nothing else can, and I try to help select hymns and other musical numbers with the goal of helping people to feel that Spirit when they attend meetings. Teenagers are so eager to learn and love to learn more about the Savior and his Gospel. What a blessing it is for me to be able to help with this process. Reading the scriptures and praying regularly bring great blessings to me and my family. I'm very grateful for both of these.