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Hi I'm Melinda

I'm a wife, a mother, a sister, and a friend... I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I don't really know what to share about myself. I have a rather simple life; a life I have chossen to live. I love the gospel and pretty much all day long, I think about Christ and how I am living. Maybe that is a silly thing to post, but this is foundational to who I am. I have 4 children, 2 teenagers and 2 toddlers. I know! what was I thinking, right? (lol) Actually I LOVE motherhood and have enjoyed each stage of growth for my children. I am married to my very best friend. I love to hang out with my friends and sisters, but the truth is, I would choose to hang out with him over anyone, anyday! We are also VERY possesive of our date night and our kids are super supportive of them too. Hmm... what else? Oh! I love yoga. I practice my asanas every day and this has helped me through some pretty rough illnesses and stressful times. I love fitness and hiking - though I will say that since moving near Yellowstone, I am really scared about bears and haven't been hiking out here yet... Ah! I can't believe I'm confessing it. Not sure what else to say, so I guess this is it for now.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born LDS/mormon. My parents and their parents and so on, all the way back to some of the very earliest members of the church. I like this knowledge, it helps me stay strong. I don't remember much at my baptism (8 years old), but I remember two things, first, that my cousin chased me down the hall an yanked my pony-tail, and the second was that while I didn't understand much about the gospel, I knew that I wanted to be baptised, and I knew why - because Jesus was baptized and he told everyone to follow what he did - so I did. As I've grown, I have developed a testimony. I could never leave the church, because I know it is the true and living church here on the earth. My whole soul needs the gospel - nothing even comes close as a greater desire for me. Nothing else could satisfy my need for spiritual enlightenment. I love God! I love Jesus - I know he is the very Christ and savior of the world. I know that Joseph Smith was called of God to be a prophet and that through him the gospel is now restored in its perfect fullness. I know these things for myself, because I have asked. I nkow that God answers all our questions and that when I resist the temptation to ask him for things and simple ask him about life and truth, the answers are simple and easy to be discerned. I have learned that these answers do away with the idea that I need to ask for stuff, I strt to see the simplicity of the gospel and through answer to these prayers I learn how to live. Isn't it so wonderful! Isn't this life so worth it?

How I live my faith

My callin gin the church is to serve as a cub scout leader. I have never done this before, but it is so much fun and boys of that age are so energetic. LOVE IT! Befoer that I worked on the indexing project - indexing names into electronic form so that ancenstors can be searched using known values. I have worked with youth, and especially with the children. But I think I love visiting teaching the most. For some reason I have been called to serve and teach sisters a few generations older than myself, and this has been the greatest gift to me! I love every sister that I have visited with. The older sisters have so many stories to share, but my most memorable experience was whe I had gained all this weight after my 3rd child and was preoccupied by it - as we were leavving, this particular sister called out to me and said, "Mindy, don't worry about getting fat... it happens to us all and it's worth it for the babies..." She was so right! I have worked at trying to maintain my health, but if something had to be sacrificed for having a family, I guess I can make that sacrifice... It truly has been worth it.