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Hi I'm Mary.

I grew up in Oregon, lived in Utah, Texas, Minnesota and now live in Washington state with my family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother. I like to travel, dance, and watch comedy and mystery movies and shows. My children at home are all in sports; football, volleyball, basketball, baseball and track. The older children are married and we have four grandchildren. We own several small retail stores near our town.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother's side of the family is from Utah and so I grew up knowing a little about the church. When I was old enough, I started to walk to church by myself because Sundays felt wrong when used it as a day off. Even though all the choices I've have not been the right ones, the choices I make trying to follow the Gospel have been better and better choices. I'm glad to raise my children in a way that brings them the most happiness and freedom from the dangers, pain, hurt and confusion that drag so many people down by addicting them to drugs, alcohol, tobacco, pornography or casual sexual relationships, and the physical and emotional pain they suffer, along with their loved ones. The church is a way to learn to live the gospel of Jesus Christ while growing and being supported by others with the same goals. The Lord love each of us and know our names and wants us to be successful by living a honest life. We can speak personally to Heavenly Father anytime we want and he will answer us. We can ask for help and our prayers will be answered in ways we don't always expect. He loves us and will forgive us for anything, because we are his children. He can heal us. We can receive literal blessings that can heal us emotional and physical pain. I'm grateful for outstanding men and women in my family's life that are great examples of integrity and love for all us to look up to and be friends with.

How I live my faith

We help out at sporting events in the community and in the schools. We also volunteer in the classrooms to help teachers and with some fund raising events. The things that I do at church are sometimes substitute teach children or youth classes, prepare meals, deliver or arrange meals and other services for people in need, arrange and prepare funeral dinners and make a few visits to ladies' homes during the month just to check in.