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Hi I'm Julie

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother, a NICU nurse, a brain tumor survivor and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My faith & my family are my two most precious treasures. I'm much older than I feel! I love being the mother of 4 wonderful adult children & the grandmother of 4 adorable grandchildren. I have worked as a Newborn ICU nurse for 31 years. I have a special place in my heart for babies. It has been incredibly fulfilling to care for these infants & help them get ready to join their families at home. My daughter & I have worked together as NICU nurses for several years. What a joy to share that with her! I have been there so long that I now work with a new nurse who was once a patient in our NICU. It's been an amazing journey. My guilty pleasures are reading & quilting. Ooh, to have more free time. . .

Why I am a Mormon

I come from a heritage of many generations of Mormons. My European ancestors joined the church and emigrated to the United States. They crossed the plains in wagons and settled in the west, with many other pioneers. I am amazed at the hardships they endured to be true to their faith. My life has been comparatively easy. I grew up being taught by wonderful parents about our Heavenly Father and His love for me. I know that His Plan of Happiness for all His children will enable us to return home to live with Him again. I am grateful for the scriptures & prophets, both ancient & modern, which provide guidelines to live by. I know that keeping God's commandments brings true happiness. My faith gives me hope in a world that sometimes seems hopeless. It brings comfort and peace in times of difficulty and has blessed my life immeasurably by surrounding me with good people who are trying their best to live as Christ would have them live.

How I live my faith

I'm not a very complicated person. Each morning as I pray, I ask for the ability to know what Heavenly Father would have me do that day. I try to "listen" to those spiritual feelings. It is my hope that I can be an instrument in His hands to serve & bless my family, my neighbors, my coworkers and the strangers I come in contact with each day. In my lifetime, I have taught the young children in our congregation, I have been a Cub Scout Den Mother, I have worked with young women ages 12 to 18 & organized summer camps for them, and currently I am the president of the adult women's organization in our congregation. I love these good women. They come with diverse experiences & talents. Each one adds her goodness to our group. We strive to increase our faith, strengthen our homes & families, & serve others in our community & throughout the world. One important way I live my faith has been to participate in a program where we visit 2 or 3 women in their homes on a monthly basis. We share a spiritual message, and learn what is happening in their lives. We share laughter & sometimes tears, but always we grow in love for each other. In this simple way, we care for each other. I have been blessed by visiting other women & by being visited. Often, it is through others that our prayers are answered. Serving in Christ's church brings a quiet joy to my life.