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Hi I'm Mae Carlson

I was born into a righteous and loving home. I am a single mom. I will soon be married in the Temple. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom to a wonderful and energetic toddler, he is the light of my life. I will soon be married to my eternal companion in the Gilbert Arizona Temple and I could not be more excited or feel more blessed. I am the oldest of six children who are being raised my wonderful mother. My father passed away in 2005, but I look forward to seeing him once I return to the presence of my Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in a loving and righteous home. my parents always made sure I had the chance to learn as much as i could about The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. They did all they could to ensure I would have a successful life. Despite the sturdy foundation that my parents tried to lay for me, my testimony faltered and I used my free agency to live a life far away from the standards of the gospel. I spent years of my life getting lost in a wold with diminishing morals and blurs lines between right and wrong. It was not until I found myself pregnant outside of wedlock that I realized how far my life was from what I truly wanted, and what I knew was right. During my nine months of pregnancy I moved back in with my ever faithful mother, I started going to church, I stopped doing all the things that the gospel tells us is unholy, and I began to have the desire for a testimony of my own. As most children do, I had leaned on my parents testimony for the majority of my childhood. I had the desire to learn, but it wasn't until I received a visit from two special sisters that my spiritual momentum really started rolling. When i tell the story of my conversion, I can never leave out the day I opened the door to what would end up being my very first visit from my visiting teachers. I was shy, and did not know many people in my ward. This made it hard for me to create ties within my ward family. when I opened the door to my visiting teachers I immediately felt such a overcoming sense of love and acceptance. We didn't talk about anything profound, but

How I live my faith

I am currently set apart to be the assistant secretary to the Relief Society presidency. I love my ward, they are warm and loving. I get the chance to substitute in my son's nursery class once every so often. The little children are so curious and innocent, it is a special experience. I have the privilege to be the visiting teacher for two wonderful sisters whom I love and adore. I am grateful for my membership in the church. My brother Jared is on his mission in Alaska. I am so proud of him for making such a brave choice and setting such a glorious example for my family. My family spends many Family Home Evenings writing him letters. Remembering and showing our love towards him brings us all together.