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Hi I'm Megan

I am a mother of six children. I am a full time choir teacher and professional singer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ever since I was a little girl I have loved music. I begged my parents for piano lessons when I was 5, and I studied piano all through high school and college. As an undergraduate, I majored in music marketing with the intent of working for an arts organization such as a symphony or opera company; but what I really wanted to do was to be a stay-at-home mom. I did stay home with the three children I had for about 3 years after I graduated from college . I loved that time, but I also really missed all the musical productions and performances I had always been involved in. I called my old voice teacher, who suggested I apply for a scholarship to study voice. I did apply and was awarded a scholarship for graduate vocal performance study. Shortly before finishing my master's degree, (and three more children later) it became necessary for me to return to work. I began to audition for professional singing engagements and began to build a singing career. It soon became evident, however, that in order for my career to progress, I would have to spend more and more time away from my family. After much prayer I decided that my family needed me to have a different career. I took a job as a full time voice teacher at a high school near our home. After four years of teaching privately, I decided to get my teacher certification and become a choir teacher. I am now in my third year as a high school choir director. I love being a teacher, I love being a mother, and I love being a Mormon. :)

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up as a member of the church. All but a few of my relatives are members of the church. Growing up surrounded by church members, sometimes it's difficult to gain your own testimony that the teachings of the church are true. Many of my young friends ridiculed me, saying that I couldn't know for myself, when this was all I had ever known of religion. Early in my teenage years, one of my class mates was killed in a biking accident, and I attended his funeral at another church. I left the service feeling empty, and feeling sorry for his grieving parents, who seemed unable to be comforted. I went home and read the scriptures. I felt light and warmth enter my heart again and I knew that the things taught by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints were true. I am so grateful for the knowledge that we will see our family and friends again after this life. I am grateful to know that God has a plan for each of us and that he knows each of us by name, and that he knows our individual needs. I have learned throughout my life that there are two options when you are faced with struggles and difficulties. You can either turn toward the Lord, or you can turn away from him. As I have learned to trust the Lord and turn to him with all my struggles and trials, he has strengthened me and lifted my burdens. All that I have and all that I am comes from the Lord and I am so grateful to be a member of this church, that teaches us to constantly draw near to him and to learn of him. The more I learn of Him, the more I love him; and the more I feel his love for me.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite things to do is visiting teaching. As members of the church, we are asked to watch over each other and make sure that everyone's needs are met. I have a partner, and together we visit with three sisters each month. All three sisters have different lives and different family situations but we try to make sure that each one knows she is being watched over and prayed for. We share a spiritual message each month, and then we try to help out with whatever else is needed; whether it's giving a ride to the store, helping to take care of children, preparing meals when someone is sick, or just calling to talk. I am also the teacher of the adult sunday school class. We are studying the New Testament this year. It has been a great blessing in my life to study the scriptures so closely each week and help facilitate discussions about how we can live the teachings of the Savior. My three oldest children are very involved in the church youth group. They attend early morning scripture study every day before school, as well as a week night meeting, a week-long summer camp and a weekend youth retreat each year. I love having a place for them to go to associate with other youth who believe the same as they do. It's so comforting that they have good kids to associate with and they help each other to keep the standards of the church. My three younger children have their own classes on Sunday also. I love it once a year when they take over the main meeting and sing the songs they've learned and tell us about what they have learned about the Savior. I also have a blog that I write with my sister where we talk about trying to parent our 12 kids between us by using the teachings of the scriptures.