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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a goofy dancing, always laughing, fun loving wife and mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a large family, nine siblings. What having a big family has taught me is to find joy in the little things. When there is so much going on around you, you have to take the time to notice the beauty and the joy that is there in the common. Now as an adult, with my own family I am able to be happy with what I have. I know I don't need to have the nicest things, or travel to the most distant places to find happiness. I have it in my home, within my family. I love being a mom. It brings me more joy than I ever could have imagined. To be able to see my children's faces light up when I walk into a room is worth more than anything. I have two young boys, who are opposites of each other. I have learned more in the four years since having my first son than I had in the previous 23 years before my children were born. Their triumphs and successes are mine, but so are their failures and sadness. Watching them become their own little people is such a source of joy and pride to me. I love to plan parties, to see the ideas in my head unfold and bring other people joy. I love having dance parties with my kids and nieces and nephews. I show them that its okay to sing and dance, even if your not good at it! I enjoy being silly and laughing until my stomach hurts. I love to go on walks with my children and husband and point out the wildlife that lives in our neighborhood. Reading my boys stories before bed is one of my favorite things to do! I just love to be with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents joined the church about 15 years before I was born. They have truly been examples of living Christ-like lives. Even as a young child I knew that Jesus Christ was my older brother, who lived and died for me. I understood that. If I could know that from such an early age how could I turn against that? I couldn't, I can't. I cannot deny what I know is true. I know that I am a daughter of God, a loving Heavenly Father who blesses my life beyond what I could ever hope. I'm a Mormon because I know the teachings of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints are true. I love this church. I love the moral integrity that it teaches to the young people. I love being a part of a church that wants its members to have their own identity, to really know who they are. To know who I am.

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful opportunity to teach the youth in my ward. I work the young women, ages 12-18. I love being able to watch them grow in the Gospel of Jesus Christ, but also in other areas. I love that I can be a righteous example to young people in a world filled with confusion. I love to be able to help people in my community whenever I can, even if it is just picking up keys that someone dropped. I love even the most simple of service. I know how it affects me when someone is kind to me and I want to be able to bring others that kindness as well. In my own home I am teaching my children to live what they believe. We treat everyone with love and respect and we try to help people when they need it. As a family we are able to read scriptures and pray together so that we may draw closer to Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. We teach our children, by example to listen to the Holy Ghost for guidance and promptings. Even though my children are very young right now, they will have the solid foundation that we are teaching them now as they grow.

Can you tell me about Mormon customs: how you dress for church, what holidays you celebrate, etc.?

Megan
If you were to walk into a Mormon church you would find people dressed in their "Sunday best" meaning, women and girls will most likely be wearing a dress or a skirt with a top. The dresses will have sleeves and will reach the knees. The men and boys will have on button-down dress shirts, a tie, and dress pants. Often times the men will wear suits. We welcome anyone to attend our services no matter what they are wearing. Please don't walk away if you are not in "church" clothes. You being there is more important than what you are wearing. We, as members of the Church celebrate Holidays, and we have a great time doing it! We celebrate both Christmas and Easter and regard them as spiritual in nature. We celebrate the birth, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. We celebrate our birthdays, anniversaries, Independence Day, Thanksgiving, etc... Show more Show less