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Hi I'm Marcia

I grew up in Utah and Arizona. I became a nurse at the age of 45. I am a pessimist and question many things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, a mother and a grandmother. I grew up in a large family and always wanted to be a mom when I grew up. I was blessed with a wonderful husband that agreed to have 10 children. We have been able to raise 9 of them with one daughter returning to our Heavenly Father 2 days after her birth. I have always been fascinated with the medical field and became a nurse 2 years after our last child was born. Since I was still raising my family when I finished school I chose to work on a medical surgical floor at a hospital at night and only part time. This way I was able to be home with my young children during the day and with my school age children when they came home from school. My husband was a wonderful support. He helped me get through college algebra so I could go to nursing school and he helped with the children then and afterwards when I started working. I worked for 15 years and then retired from the hospital when my husband's job transferred him to another state. I then spent several years traveling back and forth to where his dad and my parents lived to help care of them. I was greatful for my training as a nurse. Other things that I enjoy are my 29 grandchildren, gardening, reading and traveling with my husband who is now retired.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe in the teaching of Jesus Christ as it is found in the Bible and another testament of Christ, The Book of Mormon. As a youth I attended several other churches with some of my friends. On these occasions I asked questions of them and their Sunday school teacher and felt like their answers were not complete. They had many good teachings and explanations but I felt like The Church of Jesus Christ had more. There were times as a youth that I questioned my faith and could easily have left the church. I wanted to be like most teens and just have fun with my friends and not have to worry about being religious. It was during this time that I had a women from another faith tell me, after asking me what religion I belonged to, that I knew better and that I did not belong where I was at. It got me thinking about what my father had taught my brother and sister and I when we were small & were sick with the chicken pox and couldn't attend church. He sat us down on our little chairs at home like we were in Sunday School and taught us about where we lived before we came to live on earth. As a little child I felt like something was being revealed to me that I had known before but had forgotten. I knew what he said was true! I knew then that what the woman of another faith had said to me was right and that I did know better and where I was, was not where I should be. You might say that any small child would believe what a parent told them. But I have had the same special feeling many times as I have studied the gospel of Jesus Christ as it is written in the King James version of the Bible, The Book of Mormon and the many other teachings of the Mormon church. And even though I am a pessimist at heart and question many things, I can not deny that Jesus is the Christ, the son of our Heavenly Father and that what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter a Day Saints teaches is true.

How I live my faith

I have always been active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. As a teen I taught 5 and 6 year olds on a week day in what we call Primary. After I married I continued teaching children or young women. Through the church I got envolved with the Boy Scouts of America and over the years I taught Cub Scouts off and on for about 18 years and helped with the Boy Scouts. Our 4 sons are all Eagle Scouts. I loved being involved with scouting! I have also spent time teaching in the women's organization, I have taught sewing, organized luncheons, helped with service projects and taught the gospel on Sunday. Before my husband retired we taught 18 month to 3 year old children in the nursery on Sunday and loved it. Now we are team teaching the 9 year olds on Sunday and boy are they smart! The only time I have not been able to help teach a class, teach scouting, be in a presidency of the children's organization or teach in the women's or young women's organization was when we had my husband's parents living with us. For about 3 years I felt that it was my calling to care for them in their declining years and it was a lot of work but it was a joy to serve them. During this time I was able to still visit with a companion, several women in our neighborhood once a month and see if there was anything we could do for them and leave them with an up lifting message. I have always felt that people should support their country & community. Even with a large family and a busy church schedule I have tried to help out. I have served in a soup kitchen with my children, served in the PTA at my children's school and helped out in their classrooms. As a grandmother I have taken in 4 of my grandchildren while their parents have served in the Army in Iraq and Afghanistan. My husband and I are now getting ready to serve by going on a mission far away from our family and friends and serving the Lord as a mission nurse specialist to the young men and women missionaries.