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Hi I'm Melissa

I love my husband, our children and being outdoors. I don't love to cook, but wish I did. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for nine years and we have three beautiful children ages six, four, and one. I was an elementary school teacher and then after having our oldest son we made the decision for me to stay home with our children full time. Being a mother is the hardest, most rewarding thing I have ever done. Taking care of three young children takes up most of my time and I am okay with that. For everything a time and a season and this is the season of my life to have my babies home with me. I also love to run, read, write, and spend time with my husband. Life can get busy and we try to make sure to set aside time to spend together without our little ones.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because in a world full of uncertainty and fear, my religion gives me an anchor to hold onto. I am a Mormon because the things that I learn help me to become a better mother, wife, friend, and person. Most of all, however, I am a Mormon because I know that it is true. I cannot pinpoint one experience that has taught me this, but instead there are been hundreds of little moments that have brought about my testimony. The feeling I have listening to a talk or a hymn at church, the quiet peace I feel while teaching my children the gospel, truths I have read from the scriptures. A hundred little moments that together have formed my testimony. I have a testimony that we have a loving Heavenly Father who knows us, loves us, and cares about what is going on in our lives. That Christ came to earth and lived and died for us that we may live with Him again. I believe in families and that the relationships we form here do not end at the grave, but can last forever.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to remember that we are all children of God. In my interactions with others, I try to treat them as Christ would. In church, I work with the children 3-11 and help to teach them about the love that God has for them, that they can read and learn from the scriptures, and try to help them develop their own testimonies. Although I fall short much of the time, I try to live my life the way that Christ would and have comfort in the knowledge that he makes up for my shortcomings.