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Hi I'm Megan

I love to create: I dance, laugh, sing, read, mother my baby, and love my husband. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up all over the United States, and outside the US, in an Air Force family. Until recently, I was a professional ballerina for many years. Now I am also a mother of a precious baby. I also teach and choreograph ballet- I enjoy helping students become stronger dancers and seeing my creations come to life with music on the stage. Anything creative fascinates me- visual art, music, writing. I want to understand what moves us and how artists of all kinds speak to us. I am a voracious reader, mediocre piano player, and singer ( only in choirs and lullabies, not solos!). My idea of a perfect day involves a delicious meal, laughter and conversation with my favorite people, a good book I've been waiting to read, trees, and a warm breeze.

Why I am a Mormon

Ralph Waldo Emerson said "Our faith comes in moments; our vice is habitual. Yet there is a depth in those brief moments which constrains us to ascribe more reality to them than to all other experiences." I have found that my faith has come in memorable, inescapable moments when I have received a peaceful assurance. This assurance is more than a good feeling, it is a sense of calm with no more confusion or feelings of ill ease. Even when I don't understand something immediately, I have found that as I have a little patience and trust and keep trying to follow Jesus Christ those faithful moments come more and more. I have been a member of this church since I was eight years old and my faith keeps evolving, but I always go back to my basic belief that Jesus is the Christ, that Joseph Smith was a prophet in modern times, that he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God, and that this church is Christ's restored church.

How I live my faith

I love participating at church because I feel like the good I can do on my own is amplified in an organization. My husband and I have taught the "Sunbeam" sunday school class for 3 and 4 year olds. They were rambunctious and lovable, so innocent and full of faith. Even on a day when they hardly seemed to be paying attention, if we showed them a picture of Jesus Christ they would always calm down and say "Jesus!" with such joy. They understand through the Spirit, even at a young age, that He is important and loves us.