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Hi I'm Melody

I'm a Homemaker. I'm a Teacher. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

When I was in the Fifth Grade, my teacher had each of us say what our parents did for a living. I said, "My dad is a lawyer, and my mom is a housewife." I told my mom about it later that day, and she said sweetly, "next time you can say I'm a homemaker." I don't remember having a big discussion about it or anything, but it got my wheels turning. Why did my mom prefer the term "homemaker" to "housewife"? Was there a difference? That memory kind of stuck with me, and I later realized that yes, there is a difference, and I much preferred the term "homemaker" too. A HOME MAKER is what I strive to be-- someone who creates a loving, safe, and happy environment for my family. Some days it's relatively simple to do that, but others it's next to impossible (or so it seems)! I keep trying, and hopefully someday my kids will look back on the home they grew up in and think of me as much more than the housewife who washed dishes and folded laundry all the time. Before I had children, I taught English and Reading to 7th graders so that I could share my love of reading, writing, and even grammar with them. I enjoyed that time of my life, but was happy to be a full-time Mom (a.k.a. Homemaker!) when our first came along. Now I teach piano lessons in my home to kids of all ages. I love it! I still love reading and one of the highlights of each month is going to my book club where we focus on classic literature. One of my all-time favorite books is Charlotte Bronte's Jane Eyre.

Why I am a Mormon

To put it simply, being a Mormon makes me happy! I was born in the Church, but that's not why I'm a Mormon today. I have learned for myself that God lives, He loves me, I am His daughter, and Jesus Christ is my Savior. I want to return to live with them, and I can only do that through Baptism by the proper authority, Saving Temple Ordinances, and Christ's Mercy and Atonement.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith by serving wherever I am needed. Sometimes that means teaching lessons to children, teenagers, or adults. Other times it means babysitting or bringing dinner for someone who is sick or going through a hard time. I also try my best to be a friend to everyone around me and teach my children to do the same.