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Hi I'm Mel

I grew up on the East Coast. I played rugby in high school and college. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love sports especially rugby and basketball. I've been a tom-boy all my life. I went to college and studied something I have a passion for--English and Editing. When the economy crashed, I had just graduated and wanted an editing job in a big city, but I couldn't find one anywhere. I came back to Utah and met my husband. I have a full-time job doing something that has nothing to do with my college major, but I have found happiness in knowing that the Lord has guided me to where I am today.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because missionaries found my parents when they were young, they found each other and were married in the temple, and they raised me in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I am a Mormon for so many other reasons too! I continue in the ways of my parents because living the gospel makes me happy. I find joy in my life because I know that my Heavenly Father loves me and knows me personally. I know that he hears and answers my prayers. When I listen to Him and seek His guidance He guides my life and helps me to become what He would have me be. I am a child of God and so are you. The love I feel when I just think about that fact is over whelming--it is a love for all my fellow men, a love for God, a love for my Savior, and a love for myself that makes every day worth living. I am a Mormon because I believe in eternal families and the potential my husband and I and our future children have to be together forever. Everything I have and everything I am I owe to a loving God who knows me, teaches me, and has provided a way for me to return to him. I am a Mormon because I have read the Book of Mormon and taken the challenge in Moroni chapter 10 to ponder and pray to know the truth of it. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is true.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every day in the things I say, in the clothes I wear, in the movies I choose to watch, and in the way I treat myself and those around me. I'm not perfect, but I'm trying to follow the example of Jesus Christ. I pray every day--both personally and with my family. I go to church every Sunday and I try to keep the sabbath day holy. When I was playing rugby, this meant not playing in games on Sundays. I try to treat others kindly and my husband and I work hard to make our marriage strong. We make big decisions in our marriage by kneeling together in prayer and consulting the Lord. We know that if we work hard to make good decision and then seek His guidance, He will help us to do the things that will help us become a good, strong, faithful family. I live my life with faith that Heavenly Father knows what I need more than I do. Sometimes that means I don't end up where I want to be or get to do what I thought would be the best, but, in time, I see that the Lord has led me to things that have been so much better. I have had the opportunity to learn so many lessons I might have missed if I had gone about things my own way. Trusting Him can be hard, but it has always been worth it.