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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm a wife, daughter, sister, ICU nurse, and lover of music. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I'm from beautiful upstate New York, although I went to high school in southern Virginia and served a mission for the church in Ohio, the Cleveland/Kirtland area. I guess you could say I am an east coast girl through and through! Despite my love for the east, I came to school out west, graduated, got married in the temple to the most wonderful man, and currently work as an ICU nurse. I also love music! One of my favorite activities is to sit around the piano and play for hours, usually with my brothers, parents, or friends singing along. With no piano, I am most definitely one of those people who plays music and sings along at the top of my lungs while in the car with friends! They make for the best memories :)

Why I am a Mormon

When I was younger and used to complain about doing chores (usually related to the dishes!) my dad would say, "Melissa, there are two ways to do the dishes: the happy way, and the sad way". That has become a motto for my life. We all know that life is hard, but it can also be beautiful at the same time. When I choose to live my faith, try and be a good person, and embrace the teachings of Jesus Christ, I am choosing to live life the happy way. The peace, confidence, and happiness that comes into my life as a result of my faith is what makes life beautiful.

How I live my faith

I served a mission to Cleveland/Kirtland Ohio, and that was probably the best experience of my life, being able to teach others and share what I know to be true. But I have found the greatest way to live my faith is to serve others. There is always an opportunity to serve. When I went to Ghana, Africa to serve the people with nursing skills, I grew to love those people. When I went to Ohio and served and taught those people, I grew to love them. When we serve, we love, and when we love we are letting others feel the way our Heavenly Father feels about them.