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Hi I'm Meilyn

My greatest joy comes from being a wife and mother. I love all things music- teaching, singing, playing, conducting. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been married for 24 years to my best friend! I have three children; one is in college and has moved out with friends, one is serving a mission in Italy and our "baby" is 6 foot 1 and a senior in high school. They are my pride and joy! And I am their cheerleader! I have helped at their schools, participated in their performances and concerts, edited their papers, packed their lunches, accompanied their musical numbers, and treasured every minute of it. I am a piano teacher and have taught for 22 years. I also have taken care of some of my nieces and nephews throughout the years and consider them my own kids too! I have a wonderful extended family that are some of my best friends as well! I love spending time with them, playing cards or board games, eating great food, and watching our children grow up.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born to parents who were members of this church and I have attended all of my life. I remember feeling very strongly that what I was learning in church was important and true at a very early age. And that feeling came strongly from the songs we sang as children in the church. "I am a child of God and He has sent me here, has given me an earthly home with parents kind and dear. . . teach me all that I must do to live with Him someday." Lyrics like these helped me feel the importance of Heavenly Father and that I was here on earth to do certain things. "Families can be together forever" helped me understand that I could have my family together forever if I make good choices and live the way I should. Later on, when my father passed away when I was 11, I remember feeling an urgency to find out for myself if the Book of Mormon was true and if I believed that Joseph Smith was a prophet. I remember praying, as a 12 yr. old, to know if the Book of Mormon was true and if this church was God's church. The feeling I got then was the most powerful thing I had ever felt at that point in my life. The feeling was simple - - if I wanted to be with my father again, I needed to do my best while on this earth to be a good person and to pattern my life after Christ's example. My testimony of the truthfulness of this gospel has grown by leaps and bounds since I first asked at the age of 12. It continues to grow as I read the scriptures and pray and face new challenges with faith. My testimony is among my most prized possessions, right along side my husband and children.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every minute of every day, or at least I try to. As I participate in a parent booster club at the school, I try to be kind and helpful and friendly, always doing my best to be Christ-like. As I am at the grocery store or on the freeway or at the doctors office, I try to be courteous and helpful and happy. As a wife and mother, I try to serve my family with love and kindness like the Savior would do. I have been given many opportunities to serve in the church. Most of my callings have been in music, playing or conducting the choir, playing the organ for the congregation, arranging musical numbers, teaching the children's music time, etc. But I have also had the opportunity to teach lessons to the children. I have been a teacher to the women's group as well. I have been a leader of the women's group and this gave me great opportunities to learn and grow and feel charity for the sisters in our organization. Since I became an adult, I have had the opportunity to be a visiting teacher to 3-4 sisters at a time. This is an amazing program in the church that allows us to get to know different sisters in the church more closely. We learn more about them, feel of their sweet spirits, offer help and love and support when needed, and share God's love with them. In this capacity, we can truly serve as Christ's hands here on Earth!