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Hi I'm Melinda

I teach middle school. I am the mother of five childen. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am 42 years old and enjoy being a mother and wife. I enjoy watching my sons march in the band, play football and baseball. I also spend time watching my daughters sing in the choir, play softball, paint, and practice Karate. The majority of my time is centered around my children but I take moments out for me to date my husband and hang out with my sister-in-law.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives structure to my life, directions for my goals, and purpose to continue in the persuit of good and worthy activities. I get reminded that there are many great and wonderful activities to do in life but what matters most must come first. The church gives me that direction. I know that first I must know that my Heavenly loves me and that I have a purpose on this earth. By being secure in myself I am then able to be a helpmate for my husband. With a strong marriage, we are able to bring children into this world and provided them with a safe and secure environment where they can grow and learn. This is the purpose to God's plan to me. To prove myself worthy to live with him again and to bring my husband and children with me.

How I live my faith

I teach young middle schoolers everyday. These students are eagar to know what you know and they watch your every move. I must not only be a good teacher but a good example of my religion. I also teach an early morning bible study class before school to highschoolers. If I thought the middler schoolers watch me that is in no where close to how these highschooler watch. They will call you out if you are not at church or not being the example you should be. This strengthens my desire to teach them because they are close to the spirit and not afraid to show it. But, the most important and difficult way I must live my faith is at home. It is easier to be kind and forgiving to someone you only see at work or once in a while. But you family is always there. I must always remember that these young spirits I will have the most influence on. I must strive to obey all the commandment, everyday, and be that example that Christ was/is within my home. This is hard but important. I sometimes see a gimpse of the success when the children show kindness to one another when they think I am not around. Living my faith is a day to day test of my willingness to be obedient and to put the things of God before my own desires. This life is only a short test that when I succeed me and my family can have eternal rewards.