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Hi I'm Melody

I grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area. I am a mom of six, and a grandmother of eleven. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am just a typical middle aged woman. A happy mom of 6 grown children... thank goodness! lots of grandchildren, and work part time teaching music lessons in the rural area where my husband and I reside. It took me longer than some to find the man of my dreams, as I did not choose very wisely the first two tries. Still, I have always been active in my faith, trying always to make choices that would benefit me and my family. After my kids were grown I went back to school and finished my degree in music, and 6 years later after my 2nd divorce, I finally found Mr. Right. Honestly, it was our shared interests...not only in daily life stuff...but in our faith in our Savior, Jesus Christ, and in the blessings that come from living the gospel, as promised by a loving Heavenly Father, that brought us together and continue to bring us much peach and happiness each day of our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because when all is said and done, I know that the gospel as explained in the scriptures the Bible and the Book of Mormon is true. It makes perfect sense no matter how you slice it. I can feel it in my heart and as I study and pray, my understanding also increases. When I hear the prophet speak, when I read his comforting, wise words, they resonate in my heart and I know I am on the right track. It's incredibly motivating to know that my Savior, Jesus the Christ, and my Father in Heaven, are watching over me, and over every other soul on this earth, and are very anxious for our safe return. It just doesn't get better than that!

How I live my faith

The members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day-Saints are divided geographically into "wards". In our ward, I serve as choir director, and because of my training I also help out with the special needs kids during the 2nd and 3rd hour of our Sunday meetings where the children meet separately for classes, music and activities. My husband teaches one of the adult classes called, "Gospel Doctrine". This year we are all studying the Old Testament. The lessons are outlined by the General Sunday School Board, so no matter where members travel world wide, everyone is studying the same chapters at approximately the same time. It makes it easy and enlightening to be able to share insights, etc. with family and friends in different parts of the country. We also are asked to visit 3 or 4 families each month, to bring them a gospel message, and to do what we can to help them out with anything they might need, big or small. It's hard sometimes, as some of the members are not active, but it provides a way for the bishop of our ward (a bishop has the same roll as a pastor in other churches) to make sure his "flock" is as safe as possible. Right now we are trying to find out make sure that all of the members have an "escape" plan, in case of a disaster, and if they do not the bishop is assigning other members to make sure they have transportation to the nearest gathering place. Since we live in a rural area, most likely the disaster would be some kind of wild fire. Being prepared and organized ahead of time could make all the difference in saving property and lives. Also, each day we try very, very hard to make sure we read scriptures, have family and individual prayers, and do a good turn for any family and friends that may need just a friendly smile, or a plate of cookies. We don't always succeed in this one. We really like it when our neighbors come to us to ask for something... as it is our service to one another that makes life sweet, especially in these tough times.

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

In the LDS church, women are treated with such respect and awe, that sometimes it seems that the women are put on a pedestal! Women in general, by their sensitivities and nature are more in tune with the spiritual side of things, and a wise man will look to marry a woman who understands this, and knows how to use this God given power to assist her in her role as wife, mommy, friend, and daughter of her loving Father in Heaven. He also knows that if he treats her with love, awe and respect, then life with her, and their children-now and in the eternities-will be worth whatever sacrifice he has to make to support them. It just doesn't get better than that! Show more Show less