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Hi I'm Marci

I am the head cheerleader for my children. I serve as Soigneur for our family cycling team. And, I am a Mormon.

About Me

To be fancy, I'm a "Soigneur" which is a French word defined as "one who cares for others." I love being a mom to 3 kids, and wife to a rocket scientist. As for me, I love music, learning about the brain and have the rare talent of organizing a garage. As a family we love to hike, bike and be outdoors. There are a few difficult days when I cope with chronic pain and fatigue, but we get through it with teamwork and a freezer stocked with pizzas. As a family we have grown closer while we learn how to balance the ups and downs.

Why I am a Mormon

When I find something that helps me be happy, I stick with it. Being a Mormon is more than something that I do...it's something that I believe with all my heart. I realized that if something is important to you, it is important to God. If you ask questions from your heart you will find answers. Feelings of peace will confirm those answers. The more I learn about Jesus Christ and followed the things he taught, the more I have found happiness and peace. The love God has for us can touch every heart. Being a "Mormon" is one of my most treasured decisions. I have learned how to pray, share burdens, serve others, and testify of the things I know are true. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has helped me to understand that God talks to us today, just as during Jesus Christ's time on the Earth. There is truly a Prophet of God, who testifies of God's word. There is power in God's Priesthood given to worthy males to bless the lives of others. There are miracles that continue to witness of Gods love. I have seen many miracles, witnessed God's power, and felt of God's love and influence in my life. Being a Mormon is a way that I can continue to learn more about who God is, and what I can do to help my family feel peace.

How I live my faith

Finding inspiration and peace can motivate each of us to be a better person. Sometimes the search for inspiration can be hard, but consistency is rewarded with peace. I seek God through prayer, reading the Bible and Book of Mormon, and attending church with my family every week. These things help to keep me centered and happy. I know God is real that He loves each of us, we are his children. Each of us have opportunities to learn and grow, to witness for ourselves that God can grant peace. Life can be challenging with all the curve balls coming, but it can also help us to see that we are on this earth to become "more" than who we have been. God, our Heavenly Father, has a plan for you, for me, for each person on the earth. Learning more about God has inspired me to be a better person.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

What are Mormon women like? Well, we are normal, fun and happy people. As a woman, each of us are Daughters of God. We have talents to develop, love to share, and help ease the burdens of another. Mormon women are BIG on family, supporting friends (both Mormon & non-Mormons), and helping our children gain a faith in God. Men and women are both equally important, but have different gifts and talents to bring. Women get to nurture and help their house become a home and shower with hugs and kisses (even when something is spilled in the car). Men help to protect and provide for the family and give lots of love (and the occasional candy bar). Go do something together...learn that you don't always have to win at Monopoly and that Bowing with the gutters covered can yield higher scores. Show more Show less