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Hi I'm Meghan

I'm a military wife, I'm a mom, I'm bipolar and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Sometimes, I don't know which of those statements defines me more but not a day goes by that I don't run the gamut of every single one. Sometimes my husband is here and sometimes he's away. Sometimes my kids ask where he is and sometimes they go a whole day without wondering. And sometimes I look at the world from underneath crushing depression or from great heights. In all of it, I have the gospel to speak peace to my heart when I worry, to teach peace to my children when they worry and to remind me that the Savior suffered just as I do and was tempted just as I am and can guide me safely through it all.  I love to sing, anything and everything. I dream of someday knowing enough about music to write the song of my own heart instead of singing the songs that others write that have touched mine.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was brought up 'Mormon' but chose a different path during some of my youth and my choices brought neither happiness nor peace. When I saw my brother and his new wife emerge from their temple sealing, I could see in their faces the peace I had been looking for. After their wedding, I returned home and talked with my bishop. Confessing was one of the hardest things I'd ever had to do but the joy I felt upon leaving that interview still brings tears to my eyes, 16 years later. I had just told my deepest, darkest secrets and sins to someone and had just been told that I wouldn't be able to sing or take the sacrament. I had a whole laundry list of things I wasn't allowed to do, as part of repentance, and I was glad about it! I felt happier then than I had for so long. When the day finally came that restored to me all the privileges of full fellowship, it was all I could do to kneel and cry for a long time. And just knowing that the healing power of repentance is available to me any time I choose to use it keeps hope singing her quiet song in my heart.

How I live my faith

I currently serve as the Young Women's President in my ward. What that means is that I'm in charge of the girls in the youth group from age 12 to age 18. We have Sunday lessons all together once a month and separate into age group classes the other  Sundays. We also have weekly activities, sometimes all together and sometimes, age group. Once a month, we also have a joint activity with the Young Men in the same age bracket. Being bipolar and teaching these Young Women that they are daughters of a loving Heavenly Father is sometimes really difficult because there are times, when I'm in the depressive state, that it's hard for me to remember that I too, am a daughter of God and that he loves ME. THESE ARE AMAZING YOUTH! They are so strong and smart and are such great examples! They are willing to learn and listen to counsel but are also capable of leading and teaching one another.