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Hi I'm Melanie

I'm a convert, I'm a nurse, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a Southern girl who was raised by a Southern father and a Northern mother. I was born in Savannah, Ga and have mostly lived in surrounding suburbs. I'm a wife, mother of four and recently had my first grandchild and I'm a convert. I'm a nurse with a background in surgical nursing, labor & delivery with local midwifes and now recovery for an outpatient surgical facility. I also work with the local county schools as a subsitute nurse. I enjoy caring for my family and parents, knitting, crocheting and genealogy. I have a very full calendar, that I keep with me all the time, with all the aspects of my life. I have a very satisfying life and looking forward to the years to come.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Luthern by a Southern Baptist father and Episcopalian mother who couldn't agree on the other's religion. As a teen I would visit other churches not realizing i was looking for a more complete religion that i wasn't getting at mine. I had never heard of the "Mormon" church until I met my husband after graduation from high school. I was exposed to the Church 28 years ago after we were married, but being young and trying to find my way without my parent's supervision, it took me 18 years to find the truth. The brief 2-3 years of this exposure stuck with me through the years of thinking that I could still be a good Christian even without going to church regularly. I would visit my old church on special occasions and then we would visit the LDS church. We would also have visits from members and missionaries to reminded me of my time there. When my life and family started to hit rock botton and nothing seem to go right I knew we had to make a change to save the marriage and keep the family together. My husband and I made a commitment to try to find a solutions, and the one thing that I knew would be a fundamental goal was to bring Heavenly Father fully back into our lives. I told my husband we needed a church to help guide us and I knew that church was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. I remembered they encourage eternal families, bringing Heavenly Father into your homes, keeping the family together. I knew from my brief encounter that they could give us guidelines to help start rebuilding our marriage and family values. They have helped me find answers that I didn't even know I needed and my faith has grown. I joined the church 10 years ago and have never once regretted it and I am forever thankful for all the blessing I have received.

How I live my faith

Heavenly Father has given us a book that can be used as a guide for our lives. Everytime we are in need of direction this book is your reference. I find when I do the things I've learned the happier my life becomes like following the commandments; looking for the good in others; looking for opportunities to provide service to those who are in need; treating others the way I want to be treated. I teach a children's class at church and help them learn about the scriptures so they can better understand the lessons so they can apply them to their lives. I find my week goes better after I spend my Sunday at church and find ways to apply what I LEARNED to my life.