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Hi I'm Melanie

I grew up in the United States. I am a wife, mom, and grandma. I love animals. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my husband in 2007. We have four children between the two of us. I have one son and he has three daughters from previous marriages. I feel I am in the perfect family for me. We have four grandchildren and several cats. I attended online classes through the University of Phoenix majoring in human services management and graduated with a bachelor degree in August 2012. I enjoy nature, reading, camping, music, learning new things and of course going to church. I love going to the temple and I am finding myself wanting to learn and become involved in more hobbies.

Why I am a Mormon

I know this church is true. I can feel it and I see more and more in reading the scriptures that the church is established and operated the same way as in biblical days. I know that President Thomas S Monson is the Lord's prophet on the earth today. I know the book of mormon is true. I have been a member for many years and I am learning that you can have faith that something is true but you don't know it until you begin to honestly try to live it. I had my years of inactivity and poor choices. I struggled to get back on the right path but I love the gospel and I no longer want be without it. The more I strive to live the gospel, the more I love it.

How I live my faith

I enjoy going to church each week. I feel uplifted with each meeting. My husband and I attend a gospel study class on Wednesday nights each week and often have the missionaries over for dinner or for spiritual thoughts and lessons. I love going to the temple. I have been trying to engage myself in good works more often and I have learned that when I sit down and honestly take the time to study the scriptures, I love them. I am currently a ward missionary so I have gone with our full time missionaries on some of their meetings with others and finding myself feeling a love for the people I just met. I am learning the more I try to live the gospel, the more I want to live it better and the happier I feel about life.