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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a new mom of twins, one on earth and one in heaven. I'm a Special Education teacher (taking a break). I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a (new) stay-at-home mom, and am loving raising my 1 year old daughter in the Mid-west. I taught Special Education for almost 6 years, working mainly with students with autism. I loved what I did and loved my students! During this time, my husband and I struggled with infertility for 3 years before trying IVF which aided in our getting pregnant with twins. We were shocked, thrilled, and overwhelmed with joy. At our 12 week appointment we found out one of our babies had a rare birth defect known as acrania and would not survive long after birth. The news was devastating and without our deep-rooted faith in a loving Savior and without our knowledge of life after death and eternal families, the despair and darkness would have swallowed us up. Our daughter and son were born 2 months early, but our son Owen lived 7 beautiful hours before passing away. Now, a year later, I can see how we were carried through all that we went through and can see so many blessings that came. We felt so strongly the love of the Lord for us and from so many family and friends. We know that because we have been sealed to our family in the temple of the Lord we will be with our son again and he is our little boy forever.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it brings me peace, joy, and direction. As a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, I can enjoy the blessing of knowing the true personality of our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I know why I am here, that I'm important, and that I can overcome any trial. That knowledge inspires me to work hard to do all I can do while I am here. 

How I live my faith

I nurture my faith by praying often, studying my scriptures daily, and by attending church each week. As my faith is nurtured, it helps me as I try to serve others each day, stay positive and happy in a world full of negativity and despair, and live the commandments of Jesus Christ. It also helps as I work with the young women in our ward, ages 12-18, and help them stay strong and remember that they are a daughter of God with a real purpose, in a society with a culture that will lead quickly to unhappiness.

What is a “testimony” that Mormons speak of?

It is the knowledge, that brings peace to your soul, that you know something is true. A testimony is that sweet feeling of assurance that you have found truth and that you know it is truth.   Show more Show less