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Hi I'm Megan

I am a wife, mother, nurse, and sushi lover. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife of a PhD student in structural engineering and mother of two young children. I am also a nurse practitioner and doctoral student in nursing. I moonlight as a cupcake baker and sushi roller for my family and friends. I love to read and talk about literature. I enjoy being creative through writing poetry, painting, crafting, decorating, or cooking. I love playing with my children and watching their little personalities grow. My family is everything to me.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up learning about eternal families. This did not become real to me until I lost my brother to cancer at the age of ten. At that time, I made a commitment that I would be faithful to my knowledge of the Savior and His gospel. I wanted to be with my family forever, and I wanted to see my brother again. My hope for and faith in eternal families has continued to grow as I have built my own family with my husband and children. I have had many experiences both difficult and wonderful, that have shown me there is peace and joy in following the example of Jesus Christ. I have certainly made mistakes in my life, and through these I have seen that repentance is the way back. At a time in my life when I thought that I could never be accepted by my Heavenly Father because of my choices, I realized that He loved me. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. It is through Him that I have all the things that are most dear to me--my family, my friends, the gospel. It is through Him that I will return to my Heavenly Father, and I will see my brother again.

How I live my faith

Growing up, I wanted to be a writer. My Heavenly Father had a different plan for me. With his guidance I decided to become a nurse. This choice in profession has allowed me to see Heavenly Father's children as he sees them. I have been able to work with families and patients suffering from cancer and other chronic illnesses. Through my research, I hope to continue to advocate for cancer patients and their families. My husband and I have both experienced a change of plans in our professions, and we know that we are being guided to become our best selves. Early in our marriage, we went on a humanitarian trip to Peru where we both used our professional skills to help people. It was amazing! I fell in love with my husband because of his desire to serve other people. That is one of the guiding motivations in our marriage and family. In my church service I have had the opportunity to work with children and adolescents. In the difficult world we live in, I have seen the potential they have to become great people. I know that their paths to happiness lie in the gospel of Jesus Christ. I know that is the way my own children can experience peace and safety in their lives. I know that is why it is essential for me to live and share my faith in the Savior.