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Hi I'm Megan

I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend. I'm a lover of books and far-away places. I'm a dreamer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a loved daughter to two wonderful parents and the older sister to a soon-to-be missionary brother. I was born in the US and spent all of my childhood there before my family picked up and moved to Canada when I was 13. We moved to a little island called Prince Edward Island and I grew to love it there. I went to high school, became the editor of the yearbook and I went to prom. And then when I graduated, I decided to run off to university in New Brunswick. Crazy. About 16 months ago though, on Christmas Eve of 2012, my mother passed away completely unexpectedly. And it changed my family forever. But we've held strong and are as close as ever. I love them so much. I still go to school in Fredericton where I am in my second year and am now currently studying Nursing. Life has never been easy but I've learned to love the little things, like a good book, video chatting my family every Sunday, and an exceptionally exciting movie. I take it one smile, step, and day at a time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, but I'm a firm believer of finding your own conversion. And when I was 13 years, I read the Book of Mormon all the way through and I knelt down to pray and ask the Lord if this was the true church. The feeling that came from that act can only be described as an overwhelming peace. I knew at that point that this was right. And I have felt that ever since. This Gospel brings so much meaning to my life, so much hope, light, and happiness. I know who I am and where I am going. I know my Heavenly Father loves me so much. Since my mother passed away, the doctrine of eternal families has been a source of peace and comfort when the grief threatened to overwhelm my soul. I love this Gospel because I love what it has made me. I love my family and I cannot place into words the joy that comes from knowing I will be with them forever. I'm a Mormon because being so makes me a better and happier person. It's not easy, I've come to know that, but I also know how unbelievably worth it following the Gospel is.

How I live my faith

I live in a town of few LDS members which can be really hard sometimes. But I wake up every Sunday, roll myself out of bed, and force myself to church, even when there's been 7 papers and 4 midterms the week before. And as hard as that is sometimes, it is so worth it. I love attending my meetings and being uplifted by the music, words, and the Spirit. I'm the assistant librarian in my ward and I love my calling (I've always seen my self as the librarian type). Before I had this calling, however, I taught in the primary for little children. Its so wonderful to see the young spirits that love the Saviour and are so enthusiastic about being who they are. I love teaching with the missionaries and simply having them over to read scriptures. I love to learn from other members as we all grow and learn more about our faith. I love to attend church events and to feel the sense of community that comes from gathering with those who share your beliefs and your struggles. I love the scriptures, and I cherish the guidance they give when I feel lost, and the light they bring into my life. And prayer, I feel so close to my Heavenly Father when I kneel down to tell him my worries and my hopes.