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Hi I'm Melissa

I was married young and divorced. Now I am remarried to a non-member. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 5. I was a daycare provider until I recently went back to work. I love to scrapbook and sew, but never have time. My kids activities and maintaining a loving home are always a priority. I am a terrible house keeper and that makes me feel inadequate. I struggle with finding balance between having a member household and a nonmember husband. I am an educational advocate for all children I come in contact with. My husband and I have endured financial crisis from layoffs to having to go through debt counseling. Someday I will get to finish college, but for now my family needs me more. I was young when I had a TIA and subsequent heart procedure. Thankfully, we had a happy conclusion.

Why I am a Mormon

Growing up, my family went to churches, many different churches. My mother was Mormon but my father was not. When I was 6 years old, my father was baptized. It seems that being a Mormon most of my life would have been easy for me. I have always struggled from a young age understanding and wanting to be a part of the church. I have definitely taken a more colorful path to get where I am now. I still have lots of questions as it pertains to the church but find that even though I don't know it all, what I do know gives me peace. And I find that when I do look for the answers, I find something I need, even if it is not what I thought I was looking for. I still have so much I need to know and learn. When I go to church and listen with an open heart, I find peace. Even though I feel I am lacking, I am still accepted in my ward. I have a group of people who want me to excel, not only in this life but in the next life.

How I live my faith

I try to participate in activities at church. I like knowing who is in my neighborhood so I can be a good neighbor. My kids are active in youth groups and scouts. As a family, we are members of our local YMCA. I donate often our unused and under appreciated items to the benefit of our community. I have always tried to help other where I can. It doesn't matter if they are affiliated directly with our church. There are wonderful, beautiful people everywhere. No one is perfect and I am especially not perfect. I try to accept all people with love, even if perhaps there are things in their life I may not agree with. I try to never judge because it is their life and choices and I may not understand their thoughts and reasoning. I think that service, love , and acceptance are the basis to a happy community as well as a happy home.