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Hi I'm Megan.

I'm a wife and mother. I love the arts and athletics. I love to learn. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love life and learning. I have a wide range of interests – travel, the arts, athletics, hiking, backpacking, kayaking, river rafting, dance, all kinds of music (my favorite is hip hop and R&B), exercise, running, coaching, cooking, sewing and pretty much anything Italian. I play the piano and cello, although it’s been a while since I’ve played the cello. I hope to pick it up again one day and play in the community symphony. I speak Italian and French. I studied abroad in Paris and lived in Italy for a year and a half as a missionary for my church. I changed my major in college a few times – from athletic training to PE teaching and finally graduated in Italian and French. I graduated with 100 more credits than required…like I said, I love learning! I am currently a full-time mother of two beautifully energetic children and a wife to a dedicated dental student. Once my kids are older, I’d like to go back to school to get my masters (and maybe even my PhD) in Italian so I can help others love all things Italian as I do. I was born and raised in Washington and am now enjoying my east coast adventure.

Why I am a Mormon

I’m a Mormon because I have never felt closer to my Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ than when I am doing my best to live in accordance to the teachings of the restored gospel. I’m a Mormon because I feel safe and have peace in my heart even when the world is so scary and chaotic. I’m a Mormon because I know where I came from, why I’m here and where I’m going. I’m a Mormon because I love my family, want to live with them forever and I know that this is the only way to make that happen. Ultimately, I’m a Mormon because I know it is the one and only true church on the earth today. I’ve received a witness of this in my heart and mind time and time again as I read the scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, attend Sunday meetings, listen to and internalize the words of the living prophet and apostles and take time to personally study the many truths that have been restored in our day. I have felt the confirmation of the Holy Ghost as a feeling of warmth and peace in my heart over and over as I have put the principles and teachings of the restored gospel into action. Simply put, I know it is true.

How I live my faith

I do my best to start and end my day on my knees in prayer to my Heavenly Father. Throughout the day I carry a prayer in my heart and know that He is there to hear and help me whenever I need Him. I also strive to study the scriptures every day. When these two things happen, it’s a good day. My life is not different – the challenges do not disappear, but I am different and I have the strength I need to confront whatever comes my way. I try to focus on developing Christ-like attributes like being kind, forgiving and understanding. I also try my best to put into action those thoughts and promptings I have to do good for others. I read scriptures and pray with my family. We make sure that every Monday night we spend time learning about the gospel and having fun together. I have a strong conviction that it is doing the little things that make the biggest difference.