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Hi I'm Melanie Allison

I am a Native Austinite. I have 3 teenage boys. I have 2 sons with Crohns disease. I own a Custom Home Building Co. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a Mom of 3 teenage boys who loves a good laugh, hiking, biking, baking, reading, doing family history work, singing, coupon clipping, speinding time with my family and designing homes. I have two Eagle Scouts and one working toward that goal. I own a custom home building business with my husband, and we love what we do. We have been building homes for 15 years. I have 2 sons that were diagnosed with Crohn's disease within the last two years. I spend a great deal of time researching and implementing ways to help their bodies to stay well. My youngest son almost died a year ago, but through much prayer and research, I have found ways to help them to live their lives to the fullest. I hope to go to school within a few years to become a nurse. My journey with my sons has brought me to this point. I love life and I am so grateful to be be living the life that I am!

Why I am a Mormon

There are no words to describe what a joy it is to be able to live the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was born into the LDS church and both of my parents are members. My father is a convert and is the only member of his family that is LDS. I was taught the principles of the gospel by loving parents by word and most importantly, by example. My gratitude is endless for the faithfulness that they showed my 4 brothers and I, that taught me that it is not only what we believe in our hearts, but what are actions are also. I cannot know what my life would be like without the peace, hope and joy that living the principles of the gospel brings. That doesn't mean that you won't have trials in your life, but that you have a perspective that these trials have an eternal purpose. They are to help us to grow and learn and to become the person that Heavenly Father knows we can be. He will help us to do that if we allow Him to. The gospel helps me to raise and guide my children with confidence that while they have their own choices to make in this uncertain world, the principles I am teaching them, will put them on the best possible path for happiness in this life and through eternity. What parent does not want that for their child? I am ultimatlely above all, grateful to my Savior who gave his life freely that we all shall live again, and that through him we can return to live with our Heavenly Father as families. I am grateful for His perfect example, and knowing without a doubt, that He is near me and knows my needs, and the needs of my family as well, and never fails to answer my prayers in the way that He knows is best for me. The least I can do to repay Him is to live my life helping others and treating them as He would want me to. In a world full of trouble, uncertainty and despair, I truly do find true peace through Jesus Christ and His church, and striving to live it's principles everyday.

How I live my faith

In the LDS church, I am privileged to be able to teach the 16 to 18 year old girls! What a joy that is for me. Having three boys, it is a wonderful opportunity for me to be able to have a little bit of pink in my life! Not only that, I am constantly being taught by them with their enthusiasum and motivation to do good things. They are a wonderful group of girls who really are striving to be good people, doing acts of service, and supporting one another. Even though they are all different, they make a real effort to include everyone and make them feel loved. I love those girls! I visit teach 3 lovely ladies and one who is an elderly woman who has so much to share and we have built a wonderful friendship over the last 8 years. I love to serve these wonderful women and I am grateful that whenever I do, I feel so joyful knowing that I helped someone else just a little bit and hopefully made it easier for them to smile. I love being able to help others, because there is no greater true happiness that you can feel when you are putting others before yourself, and making their load a bit lighter. I love to go to city council meetings in my community so that I can make sure that our city is a safe, fun, wholesome place to raise families. I don't feel I can complain about the way things are if I don't do my part as a citizen. I love serving my Heavenly Father and Savior by teaching and serving others. When we serve others, we are serving Him.