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Hi I'm Melissa Wright

I'm a Mormon... among other things.

About Me

I am a woman. I love all of those womanly things - like thinking of new projects to sew and getting that sense of accomplishment when I finally finish them. [Regardless of those little flaws that are always there when I am done.] I love documenting our lives with scrapbooks, books printed off online, blogging. I actually enjoy cleaning the house and making it a home of order and love. I love creating new dinners and following new recipes. I love getting my husband ready for school, making his lunches and getting him out the door on time. I love spending time with my family. I love my dog. I LOVE the clouds. They are magnificently beautiful. Whenever I glance up to the sky and see those beautiful billowing white clouds, I think of my Heavenly Father and all of the beautiful things He has given us to love. This beautiful earth and the creatures on it. These days, I just love everything about life.

Why I am a Mormon

At first, I was LDS [a Mormon] just because that's how I was born. My parents are LDS, my siblings are LDS, my grandparents and great grandparents and great-great grandparents are LDS. That's just how it is. But slowly over the past few years, I have learned that I am a Mormon because it brings me great happiness. Knowing that I have a Heavenly Father who loves me and understands what I need and who will never abandon me has given me a great sense of comfort and assurance. Knowing that I can and will be with my family forever and not just until we die. Knowing that there is a purpose to this life, and that we are not here to just live fleetingly and waste away our days. I am a Mormon. That is just who I am.

How I live my faith

I get up in the morning. Get ready for another long [but enjoyable] day at work with my 15, 4-year old students and love those kids with all my heart. I try to think about how God would treat those kids and others I come into contact with that day, how God loves them. Not about how there are 500 toys spewn around the classroom, or how "Bobby" is pulling "Jane"s hair, or how that paint on my pants may never come off. On Tuesdays, I spend my time with the scouts. Teaching them how to tie knots, play a game of marbles, shoot marshmallows out of a sling shot, take care of their hygiene, make chocolate covered frozen bananas. And so much more... Then on Sundays, I go to church and I get to love and care for more children! In the Nursery, for two hours on Sunday, I have the privilege to teach the 1-3 year old's the truths of the gospel, to sing wonderful songs about Heavenly Father and us being His children. It is through those little children that I see the love of Christ and how we, ourselves, should be. Their innocence. Their willingness to learn [although not always to sit still and listen...]