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Hi I'm Melissa

I grew up in UT, now reside in FL with our family of 6. I am a fitness trainer, a volunteer, an O+ blood donar. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am an energetic mother of four. I am a die hard morning person, that is my favorite part of the day, that and climbing into bed at night. I teach an early morning body sculpt class at a nearby park a few days a week, and run with a wonderful group of women. I am an active blogger and enjoy the connection I feel with family and friends as I share experiences with them. I teach, and volunteer at a local club, which I enjoy very much. It is a thrill to be involved with helping people better their lives and work towards improving and maintaining good health. I am an avid reader and recently joined my first book club. I am a self improvement geek. I really love that kind of stuff. I'm very goal oriented and driven. I schooled our children at home for seven years. I loved that experience and would not trade it. The past two years they have chosen to give a go at public school. We are also enjoying this experience. I see many benefits to both choices. I have been married 18 years to a wonderful, supportive man...who is very much a night person.

Why I am a Mormon

I took a very long time to make my profile. I have felt very intimidated and fearful of putting my whole self out there. It is easy for me to share embarrassing stories, or funny antics that have recently occurred in my life. I can't mess those up. It doesn't matter if I say something wrong, or sound foolish. Those stories and experiences will have no lasting consequence of any kind on anyone. But sharing my testimony is different. It carries weight, and meaning, and the true essence of who I really am. It is what I would truly want to share, but with out the exact words on how to put it. This is a burden and a privilege, I don't want to get this part wrong. I grew up in an active LDS home, but did not fully gain my own testimony of the Gospel of Jesus Christ until I was around the age of nineteen. I remember distinctly the day and time I finally realized the person I wanted to be, and the path I intended to follow. I had been living away from home, making my own choices, my own way, living the highlife, wild and free from supposed restrictions. Only to find I could not have been more miserable and alone. I missed the closeness with my Heavenly Father so badly. I had turned away for a time, and in doing so, found a stronger love, determination, and knowledge that I never would deny again. I find peace and contentment in the gospel. The values and guiding principles are a rod to cling to in this life. Each time I step into the chapel and feel of that familiar spirit I am home. I am exactly where I am supposed to be. My insecurities flee. I am a strong, beautiful, beloved daughter of God. I am a mother, a wife, a friend, a teacher, a positive example to others. I can lift and inspire and conquer what ever life has in store for me, because I know it is Gods plan for me. He knows me personally. He loves me for who I am, and what I have to offer. I can think of no better way to raise my family then for them to have that knowledge.

How I live my faith

I am currently over the children's program in our ward. I love being involved with the youth. I will tell you why.....they ask, they wonder. They want to know more. They are curious, and not afraid to sound silly or clueless. They don't censur their questions, or get embarrassed that they don't already know the answers. They challenge my intellect and inspire me to dig deeper and find out for my self. I love being involved in small part in sharing the wonderful news of the gospel of Jesus Christ with them, and of His love for each one individually. That they need never feel alone, that at any moment, in any circumstance they can communicate with their Father and He will hear them. That is worth sharing.