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Hi I'm Nicole

I grew up in New England. I love my family, traveling, and a new adventure. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the youngest child of 5 in my family. I graduated from college with a B.A. in English. I've worked in the field of Education, from the elementary level all the way up to the college level. I am a mom, a stepmom, a wife, a sister, a daughter, a granddaughter, and a friend. My husband is in the Army and I'm very greatful to live in this awesome country. That's my Nana in the picture with me. She just turned 90! She is a perfect example for me of what it means to be a "lady". I love life! I love to read, learn new things, hike and travel with my husband and children. There are so many places I want to see in this amazing world. I have so much heritage in England and Scotland, and I can't wait to visit Europe. Walden Pond, in Concord, Massachusetts, is one of my favorite places in this world! There is a peace there that is undescribable.

Why I am a Mormon

 I remember the first Sunday I attended a Mormon sacrament meeting with my husband and his family. The people I met were so friendly and they seemed very happy. People passed by one another and actually seemed to know each other and the details of each other’s lives. There was a genuine caring spirit that I had not witnessed in church before. During this time, I was at a point in my life where I was not in agreement of some of the teachings of the church I grew up with. After experiencing a painful divorce which broke my heart, I felt that the church which I had given my heart and soul to abandoned me. It was a painful time, but I knew that I couldn’t give up hope. I didn’t want to lose faith in my Heavenly Father because I knew that he loved me and understood my struggle. I remember the first time the missionaries came to our home. I was surprised to see these two young guys who were going to teach me about the Mormon faith. The first thing I caught on to was the Mormon sense of humor that my new husband shared with them. They returned each week for dinner with our family and they taught me lessons about the church. I grew very fond of these two really well-mannered young men. I was still however, somewhat skeptical and kept waiting for them to tell me about some strange new belief that I wouldn’t be able to understand. I asked many questions. To my surprise their beliefs were very similar to my own!! They believed in the same Awesome God and Jesus Christ who I learned about as a child. They read the same Old and New Testament of the bible that I grew up reading. They even had an additional book called The Book of Mormon which added to these same teachings. They believed that we could be forgiven by our Heavenly Father and that He loved us. I began attending the Mormon Church each Sunday. For me, I remember witnessing the genuine Love of Christ I could actually see expressed through each of the people I met. I had never experienced this before in so much volume!! These people were actually living lives which reflected all that Christ taught. Of course they were human, but they were trying very hard each day to be examples of Christ’s Light in the world. It was like a feeling of home for me.

How I live my faith

I live my faith each day by doing my best. I usually wake with a prayer and I ask my Heavenly Father to help me through the day. I ask him to show me where I may be of assistance or to guide me to where I can help another person. I try my best to read scriptures at some point each day. I try to be a good example, to choose to do what is right. Attending church on Sunday is something that adds great peace and joy to my life. It’s a wonderful place where I’ve met so many amazing people who share the same beliefs in Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. At our weekly meetings I especially enjoy partaking of the Sacrament which feeds my spirit. As I’ve listened to others share about their Faith and experiences I’ve learned so much. There are also so many opportunities to help out at church. One of my favorite things about being a Mormon or LDS Latter Day Saint is that we all volunteer our time and efforts to callings in the church. People help because they genuinely care and want to do what’s right. During tough times I also try to remember that my Heavenly Father always loves me and wants to see me grow. It’s also comforting to remember that my loved ones who have passed are not gone forever, but I will once again see them some day.