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Hi I'm Meg

I'm an adventurist, a wife and mother, a writer and photographer. I love to laugh and make others laugh and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

At 19, not knowing what I wanted to major in in college, I decided to take a semester or two off and have an adventure, figure out what I wanted and, as cheesey as it sounds, find myself. After looking into a few different ideas, I made plans to move to New Zealand for one year. I was a little nervous but mostly really excited! That year for me was huge. It started with the most difficult challenge of my life, losing a loved one from back home, everyone thought I should come back, but I knew I couldn't. I stayed and at times it was very hard but I also had alot of wonderful experiences and adventures. By the end of the year I had found not only myself, but the most all-around-impressive man, my best friend and my wonderful husband (they're the same person in case you were wondering ;). Marrying him was the best decision I've ever made. We now have the most beautifully handsome son. I never knew there could be such perfection in this world. He has brought us so much love, joy and laughter. I spend alot of time changing diapers etc. But what I love doing includes photography, writing, reading and playing piano. I also enjoy wakeboarding, boating, swimming, snowboarding and camping. I look forward to travelling the world and have a strong desire to help those in need. My favorite thing is being with my family, both immediate and extended. When I'm with them I know we will laugh, I know I can cry if I need to, and I know they will always love me.

Why I am a Mormon

When I first left for New Zealand, I thought it would be a good chance to find out what I really believed and not just go or not go because of those around me. I decided I would not attend church right away. I was sitting in the chapel the very first Sunday and attending Institute the very first week. That is where I was meant to be, I could feel it in every part of me, I knew it was right and I knew it was true. I still needed to build on my testimony and make a stronger foundation, but I knew that I wanted to be there and that was a good start. Then while dealing with my challenges and trials, the members of the church were not only a great support system for me, but I found peace and solace in the hymns, teachings, and presence of the Holy Spirit at church. The more I prayed, the more I felt the Lord's presence. At times He was the only one I could call on and speak with. He carried me. "And whoso receiveth you, there I will be also, for I will go before your face. I will be on your right hand and your left, and my Spirit shall be in your hearts, and mine angels round about you, to bear you up." Docterine and Covenants 84:88 I read The Book of Mormon during all my spare time. As I read it, my strength and confidence grew. I found answers and truth in it. Great things in life have to be worked for. My testimony is strong. I know The Book of Mormon and the teachings and principles of the LDS Church (Mormon Church) are true, the Lord knows and loves me. I know these things and I can't let that knowledge fade. I have to keep the Spirit with me which I can do by small things such as playing music on the piano that brings me peace, praying, noticing the beauty all around me, studying the scriptures and expressing love to those near me. I have found in my life that I am happiest when I am doing these things, when I feel His spirit's presence and when my life is in harmony with the teachings of the gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

For a year and a half I was a youth leader which meant I prepared and taught a lesson every Sunday, helped with activities once a week, and tried to be available at any and all times the girls needed. I'm convinced there is nothing better! Teenagers face so many trials and have to be so strong. What a privilage to be a part of their lives and to help, teach and serve them. I love and care for each one of those girls and only hope that I gave them some strength and/or made a difference to them in some small way. The best way to live my faith is to serve and love others.