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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in Utah. I am married with four beautiful children and one on the way. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of four and one on the way. I grew up with surrounded by the influence of a Christian mormon home but after junior college I wanted to see what else was out in the "real world" so I signed up as a Nanny in Boston Mass. It was a great experience for me living with a family that consisted of strong Buddist influence and had the children going to a Caltholic school. It was a great opportunity for me to understand people of different belifs and faiths. I love the good that comes from all religons. I also served a 18 month mission that again opened my eyes to the beautiful world around all of us in all it's diversity. In the past I worked as a social worker for kids with disablities and enjoyed it very much. I also play the viola and used to teach before child number three came along. I am really enjoy cleaning and working out in the yard. I love the read and sometimes have tried to write some short stoires. I really enjoy being a mother and a teacher.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was going to college I was still in a heavily influenced Latter Day Saint school and felt like I wanted to experience what was out there. I had some questions about the importance of some of the belifs we had. I always had a firm belief in Christ and Heavenly Father. I just wanted to see what else was out there. When I went out to Nanny on the east coast I didn't realize what I had gotten myself into. The people seemed so different and nothing felt familiar. I literally clung to reading the scritures and espeically the book of Mormon for the first time in my life and I remember praying about it in my room shortly after I had arrived. However, after I got up I didn't feel anything I termed as significant. I called my brother very confused and he explained to me that many of the gospel principals have to be lived to really be tested. Like Tithing, if I want to know if it is true I have to live it. I began going to a nursing home once a week and visited with some of the people who didn't have any relatives. I also went out with the missionaries every chance I could. I also began a serious study of the gospel and then after some time I realized every time I went out it felt good. It was a year later while in the MTC and reading in Alma 32 that I strong impression came over me that this was the true church and the Book of Mormon was indeed all true. It was an impresseion I have never forgotten.

How I live my faith

I think it is the every day chocies that I make. Every time a child cries or get's upset I have a choice to be calm and think of the eternal perspective. I also do not have any media in the house that is not in complience with virtuious principals. I also say outloud or in my head five things I am grateful for everytime a child throws up!!! (Clean water, washing machines, more than one outfit!)! IT works! Reading from the scriptures daily is also essentail as well as slowing down. I don't have my kids or myself involved in a lot outside of the home. We just enjoy each other and doing a lot together. We have a theme for everyday and that makes things fun, like Monday is animal day so we go to the zoo or watch some movie on a animal or something simple. It is great! I also go to church every Sunday and work with the youth. It is so great to come together with teenagers and all they are going through and see how they testify of their belifes by what they wear and how the talk. It is also neat to see them make choices that bring them and others closer to the savior.