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Hi I'm Melanie

I grew up in the Seattle area. I have learned and enjoy many things. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a full-time mom with one little boy. I've graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in exercise science. I've done athletic training for 9+ years. I love the outdoors, especially hiking and backpacking. I enjoy scrap-booking and all manner of creative crafts. I LOVE to cook and am compiling my own cookbook. I love to learn and enjoy sharing the things I know, especially regarding the gospel. I enjoy building things. I love to dance and enjoy being with friends. I've overcome many challenges and have studied adversity extensively to help myself and others overcome our challenges in life. I enjoy talking with others and would love to talk with anyone who needs an extra encouraging hand.

Why I am a Mormon

I was fortunate to grow up in the gospel. All around me, my family was a great example of good. However, I didn't really convert per say until my junior year in high school, where I recognized for the first time what the Spirit, or Holy Ghost really was. It touched me so deeply that ever since, I've been trying to feel it more and find out truth. I have learned that I have a Father in Heaven who loves me very much. He wants the very best for me. He is sad when I am going through hard times, but like a parent looking on a child getting painful shots and other things, He knows it is good for me. I have found a peace in this gospel through the hard times and joy in the great times. I know I will be able to live with my family, a great husband and adorable son, forever because I have made covenants with my Father in Heaven enabling that power and blessing in my life. I am a Mormon because I know it is what Heavenly Father wants me to be. Living this gospel is the only true way back to Heavenly Father. I follow this gospel because it gives me the peace and comfort needed to live in this imperfect world and the promise of eternal life in the next.

How I live my faith

I am currently a new mom, with a demanding but oh-so-cute newborn son. Regardless, I try to serve those around me however I can. Mostly, it is just volunteering in the church on a board for compassionate service with in the boundaries of the congregation or ward I am assigned to. Mostly, I have been helping get meals to new moms others in need. I also go out to visit a couple sisters in the ward to make sure they are doing well in their lives, offering them an uplifting word and help if they want/need it.