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Hi I'm Michele

I'm a wife and mother of 2. I got a college degree, always knowing my dream was to be a stay at home mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always loved that my mom spelt my name different and some part of me has always identified with that concept. I do dance to a different drummer. I enjoy so many things, which makes being a stay at home mom even more adventurous but not always well organized. Photography has been a passion of mine from early on as well as family, friends and good clean fun. I went to college and my dad said I failed because I didn't get my MRS degree, so I'd say he was the happiest person when I found the love of my life two years after I graduated. I guess that's not the total truth, I had written him for just over a year while he was serving a mission for our church. I truly feel laughter is the best medicine. Music heals my soul and knowledge calms my mind. I know that I’m a daughter of our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

At a very early age, I grew to love Jesus. I knew he was real and I do believe the Spirit has guided me often in my life. When I was 13 my family moved to Idaho. I had to look at a map, I had no clue where it was. I grew up a Texas girl and must say, proud of it. While in Idaho I become close with people of all faiths, yet with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints so prevalent there it was just a normal thing to participate in my friends youth activities. I only lived there for two years when I got swept back to Texas to a very small town. It was my Junior year and I found myself without a date to the prom. A friend and I were checking out the prospects in our yearbook when I made the comment that “this guy would be safe”, meaning mostly that he wouldn’t expect something in return for the date or end up drunk by the end of the night. My friend thus responded, “Yah, but he’s Mormon! I wouldn’t suggest it.” I just went on looking at the pictures with no response. I was rather shocked. What was wrong with a Mormon? Her comment actually made me more intrigued. Well, I didn’t ask him to prom that year, but didn’t really know him so it would have been awkward. I believe this realization was the start of my journey to finding the True Gospel of Jesus Christ. It wasn't a smooth road, I had issues with Missionaries who claimed to have been Catholic before they joined the LDS church yet when I would ask them questions about Catholism they weren't sure of the correct answers. After few sets of Missionaries I know the Spirit was there when I was taught simple and special truths of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

Most importantly, I know that I live my faith daily by being a wife and a mom. I know this is a divine gift that I will not take for granted. In the last couple years I have felt a strong pull towards the idea that Family should always come first. Soon after I was Baptized at 19, I was asked to help others who had recently joined the church. After this, I was able to serve with the Youth. This entails helping with weekly activities, some for mere pleasure and others to help them specifically grow in the Gospel. I have gone to week long camps with the girls, where they are taught fundamentals of sustaining life as wells as having opportunities to help learn leadership skills for themselves. I have worked as a Music leader for the elementary aged children. I learned more during this time than I think the children may have. I always believe music is another form a prayer and had this confirmed during this time of living my faith. There have been times where I serve other families or ladies who are in need of help, whether it be a meal brought to them, a ride to an appointment or just a visit to let them know they are no alone in this world. Teaching Sunday School for the Youth helped buoy me up during one of the hardest times in my life. I've been able to feel the fruits of my labors in Genealogy work, which is a focus the LDS church has had for years. At times in my life I know that listening to the still small voice of the Spirit has helped me live my faith by very small and simple means. For example, I know I was once directed to make sure I had cash on hand at one time which is not my norm. Within a few days I knew why I needed that cash as situations in my life left me in need of having a liquid form of money so I could purchase sustenance so I could continue doing the things I needed to do. My hope is to continue to live within the precepts the Lord has set up so I can be the best wife and mother possible.