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Hi I'm Melanie

I grew up in California and moved to Washington for work. I love spending time with family. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I asked my daughter what I should say about me and she said...be sure you write that you are a "work-a-holic". That is not exactly true, but I do try to do the best that I can to fulfill my responsibilities and not let others down. I am the mother of five great children, now all adults. Some are still in college and some have completed their education and are beginning families of their own. My favorite times of the day are when they call or spend time talking with me and bringing me up to speed on what is happening in their lives. Several years ago my husband suffered a heart attack and a brain injury. My family and my faith in the gospel help me to find joy when life weighs down.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised in an LDS home. My parents valued the gospel of Jesus Christ and their membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. As I have grown to adulthood, I have also found peace and strength by striving to live as Jesus has shown us. I am grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I know that through the Savior's atonement I can be forgiven and improve myself and one day return to live with my Father in Heaven. I value family and find comfort in the teachings of the church that promise as we covenant and live righteous lives our families can exist as a cohesive unit after this life as well. When life's happenings bring challenges and anxiety, all these promises bring me peace.

How I live my faith

One of my favorite times of the week is when I get to interact with the young children at church. I have always loved music. Right now, my responsibility is to teach songs to the children. These songs have great lyrics that promote positive, Christian action. The children can be wiggly and very energetic, but they love the music and when we challenge them to focus and learn, they respond with enthusiasm. I know these songs will help these children develop reservoirs of faith and courage they can draw on when they face challenges in their future. The songs I learned as a child and young adult have often helped me in just the same way.