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Hi I'm Meg

I am a wife, mother, traveler, florist, family historian, student of library science, and I’m a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, traveler, floral designer, family historian, student of library science, library volunteer, and I’m a Mormon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know it is the path God planned for me. I grew up a Mormon and was born to two amazing people. My mom is vibrant, witty, and bold. My dad is quiet, steady, and studious. They complement each other well and loved their children dearly, and do still. I know that because they taught us to go to church, serve others, work hard in school and at home, and enjoy life. When I was in middle school, my family moved and it was very hard for me, as I was desperately shy. I spent the rest of my middle and high school years, along with my brother and sister closest to my age, as the sole examples of what it meant to be believing and practicing Mormons. During this time, I read the Book of Mormon, prayed as I never had before, and lived the teachings of the Gospel. I was blessed to live in part of the Bible Belt in the US and got to know extraordinary and wonderful youth who also believed in Christ. These friends and I studied the Bible and discussed religion and my confidence grew. Some of my best memories are with that group. During this time, I had one experience that strengthened my testimony like none other. That was when my beliefs were questioned quite harshly. At that time, I simple bore my testimony and the Holy Ghost confirmed the truthfulness of my testimony so strongly within my entire being that I will never, ever forget. I have since had more experiences to confirm the truth of the Gospel to me and I am continuing to learn and strengthen my testimony because I have seen the benefits it adds to my life. I am thoroughly blessed to know what really matters in life and have sought those things - marriage, family, faith in Christ, education, compassion - because of what I have been taught in the Church. I so dearly want my children’s lives to be blessed by the peace that comes with knowing God and his son Jesus Christ because no matter the hard times in life, if that peace is there, it makes a world of difference.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by reading the scriptures, praying, attending church services, going to the Temple, and serving those in need. I have been given the opportunity and the sacred responsibility to teach my children to love others, serve God, and build their character through education and experience. It is always amazing to me how powerful a simple teaching moment or chore done together with camaraderie can affect their happiness and security. Connecting my family through genealogy research is an exciting, educational experience that I enjoy, as well. At church, I help teach others how to do genealogical research. My husband and I strengthen our marriage and our eternal friendship by spending time together and treating each other with respect and kindness. God wants us to have joy and these are the things that bring me joy.