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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a homeschool mom of four, a wife, and a marathon runner. My favorite thing to do as a family is surf together. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a mother of four, a step-mom to 3, and a grandma to 2. Right now my life is centered around homeschooling my kids and managing everyones schedules. I love being a mom and a wife, but sometimes I need to fit in time for myself. I love to run for hours on the beach and just enjoy the sound of peace and quiet. I have run 3 marathons and competed in 200 mile relay races. My family loves to surf together any chance we get. It is great when you see 8 of us out in the water sitting on our boards laughing together. Believe me when I say it's hard not to recognize us!

Why I am a Mormon

I have to say finding the gospel of Jesus Christ is the best thing that has every happened to me in my life. Even though I was born into the church doesn't mean I didn't need to find out if it was true for myself. It has brought purpose, meaning, and understanding to everything. My life has not been easy by any means, but the gospel has helped me overcome any challenge I have faced. I have learned who my Heavenly Father is and I have learned to put my trust in him. I see now that every obstacle has brought growth and given me the opportunity to see how much my Heavenly Father loves me. I'm a Mormon because I know the principles that are taught are true and the Holy Ghost has let me know in my mind and heart through prayer.

How I live my faith

I am very involved in my home, neighborhood, community, and church. Most of the time I don't know how I keep up with all of the things that are going on. Most of my neighbors are elderly widows and my kids bake food for them often so they have a meal. I must say we never have leftovers! Isn't that the best way to live our faith. I believe that is what Christ would have done. We are renters in our neighborhood and they have me keep the books and pay all the bills for the condos. I love that I can help them out so they don't have to get a management company and pay more dues. I'm also busy with my church calling. One of the things I do in my church calling is train all the women in our county on how to help other women in their district be better mothers and wives, and how to strengthen their families and serve others. I recognize that the best way to do this is for individuals to develop faith in Jesus Christ and recognize that they are daughters of a loving Heavenly Father who knows them and they can turn to him in prayer. I feel blessed to see and work with so many amazing women who have helped me learn what it means to be truly Christlike.