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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in California. I never get the lyrics right to a song. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for almost two years. We welcomed our little boy into our family last May and are overjoyed to be brand new parents. We are also expecting another little one to arrive in August. Who would have thought in just two years our family would double? I am now a stay at home mom but my previous career was a marketing manager for beauty. I love spending time with my family, visiting family that is far away and playing with my son. We also have a very big dog who has a very big heart. Life is good!

Why I am a Mormon

When I was very young my parents divorced. It was my mother who raised us in the church. My testimony developed as a young child and when I turned eight I asked my dad if I could get baptized. He was reluctant at first but always let us make our own decisions and I decided yes. My Mormon faith kept me grounded in high school. I had no interest in experimenting with alcohol, drugs or boys. Abstaining from those things helped me have a better high school experience. (Although, high school wasn't easy for me; I was a dork who was as skinny as a spaghetti noodle.) But I avoided consequences that follow when you experiment with alcohol, etc. After high school I fell away from the church for about eight years. It was after going through many trials in my life that I realized the gospel had the right answers all along. I have many non-member friends who do not have the desire to be a member because of all of the "rules" our church has. But I feel differently. These "rules" make my life better. They protect me from unnecessary hardships. They make me a better person. I have a testimony, that if I follow my church leaders they will never lead me astray. Some may say I'm naive, in fact, I said that eight years ago. But I know in my heart, this is the true church. That our church leaders are led by Christ, therefore; I am led by Christ. I know when I have trials in my life, I can give my pain to the savior. Who died for me and took my pain upon himself in the garden of Gethsemane. I know trials are a blessing. They help me become a better person and shape the person I need to be when I meet my Father in Heaven one day. I know life does not end here. I am grateful for eternal families, my faith, my Heavenly Father and his Son. I say these things in Jesus name. Amen

How I live my faith

Our family goes to church every Sunday. On the third Tuesday of every month me and other ladies from my church plan a fun activity for all of the ladies in our church.