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Hi I'm Melissa

I'm an adoptive mother of 3. Each child has an open, loving relationship with their birth family. I am a Mormon.

About Me

Being a mother is what I do. Before motherhood, I was a wedding coordinator and designer from my education as a horticulturist (study of plants and flowers). I loved my career, and received recognition for my work. I designed things for 2 Rodeo Dr, Tiffany Co., Neutrogena and other business, but being able to nurture and care for my children's needs is my favorite career. In my spare time, I love reading--all genres, and organizing and planning activities with friends or family.

Why I am a Mormon

As a youth, I decided it was time for me KNOW God on a new level. Reading The Bible and The Book of Mormon became my goals. After completing those scriptural readings, I prayed to my Father in Heaven in the name of Jesus Christ for him to confirm the scriptural truths. I prayed to know if Joseph Smith was a prophet and if a prophet was here on the earth today. This simple, youth-filled prayer was answered beyond what I could ever deny. Whenever my faith or conversion is tested, I think to that prayerful moment and my faith and understanding are improved, and my doubts are removed. I KNOW God lives. I KNOW Jesus Christ came to this earth and atoned for all our sins. Jesus Christ is a GOD and He lives. I KNOW prayers are answered. I KNOW I am loved by my Father in Heaven and His son, Jesus Christ. This is my testimony of truth and things that I know.

How I live my faith

I am the "president" or adult leader over all the children in my ward. I organize activities, singing, and learning about Christ and his teachings for all the children ages 18 months to 11 years old. Our group of children is large--over 120. I serve with almost 40 other adults in various ways to organize everything from Cub Scouts, a girls' group that's similar to Cub Scouts for girls, a baby group, teachings of Christ and his principles of truth, and baptisms of our children of all ages. I LOVE my opportunity to serve the children. Children have a special Spirit about them. They are truly loved by Jesus and God.