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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Katy Texas. I went to Texas A&M for my finance degree. I am now the mother of twins..a boy & a girl. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for the past almost 10 years now and after 6 years of trying to conceive we were blessed with a beautiful set of boy/girl twins. It took at least a year to get them on a good sleeping schedule and to our new normal, but I think we are there. I am happy to say I am a morning person again...and I missed being so the days I was exhausted in the morning. I like to get things done...I love lists and excel spreadsheets. I like the never ending task of organizing. I like crafting with wood, paint, material and whatever else I see and like. Most things I copy or am inspired by others, but a few I may have come up with on my own. My husband and I enjoy home improvement projects. Even though we bought a new house 5 years ago we have found many things to "improve" in it. We have added crown molding, chair rails, built in desk, new tub surround, landscaping, gardening, an awesome closet system, replaced doors, added a new door, built shelves over our laundry for food storage, built a deck, even moved a wall...and the to do list still seems as long as it was when we moved in.

Why I am a Mormon

I consider myself one of the lucky ones to have been born in the church. My mother was a convert in her early adult years and I admire that she was open and ready to receive the gospel. It has been a huge blessing to our entire family of 6 kids. Three of which are married now with 5 grandkids and another on the way. This is my life. I was born a member and have chosen to stay a member because it is who I am. It makes sense to me. I know who I am, where I came from, and how to get where I want to go. I love the gospel and the peace and joy that it brings into my life. I am always comforted, even when I feel almost alone in a trial. I am not a big worrier even though the world is not that great right now and does not show signs of improving anytime soon. I look forward to the end and hope I have remained valiant and am worthy of all that has been promised. I am a happy person. Sometimes when I am dragging myself through a trial I think to myself I just want to be depressed for a little while and then I will feel better...well I know myself better than that. That is not who I am. I am so blessed that I can't let myself be depressed. I have a family, a home, a means of support, friends, and a great knowledge of the gospel. I have been very blessed with many wonderful friends in the church throughout my life. I am especially thankful for those that I had in college...a very pivotal time in life. This is when you really figure out if you are going to church for your parents or for yourself. I am still blessed with wonderful friends at church even now. The friends I have at church are family to me. I have had the privilege to serve in many callings and I love every calling I have had. I have been teaching the children for the last 5 years and truly feel joy when I can tell they are listening and asking thougthtful questions about the gospel. I feel the spirit witness the truth of the gospel CONSTANTLY to me...this is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving in whatever calling I have as best as I can. I currently serve the 18 month to 11 year old children...it is quite a spread. I am blessed to have others serving with me that also love what they do. I try and prepare myself as best I can each week and am currently trying to prepare for the upcoming year. The kids deserve prepared teachers and I do not want to be anything less than that for them. Each week is a struggle with so many variables, but also with all the planning and preparation I am glad that I am also flexible and can work with/around whatever happens. I currently participate in my community as our neighborhood homeowner's association president. I love the community I am in and I want to do all that I can to keep it that way. As a board we struggle to get the majority involved, but communications are set up well and we know many of our neighbors feel the same way and want our neighborhood to stay safe and clean.