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Hi I'm Terumi

I'm a wife. I'm a mother of 4. I'm a nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Japan but grew up mostly in California. I met my husband in high school, we studied at different universities in different states and when we graduated we got married. I graduated with a degree in nursing and worked as a CTICU nurse for a couple of years.  I'm currently a stay-at-home-mom and get to be with our 4 children 1 girl, 3 boys every day. I love dates with my husband and family time, especially outdoors in the spring & fall. I enjoyed taking care of people when I worked as a nurse and I enjoy taking care of my family now. 

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up in a Mormon family but eventually I needed to know for myself if this church was really true. My testimony has come from a gradual process of studying, praying, and living the principles that are taught from the scriptures and from the prophets. Over the course of many years I have come to know that this church is true because of the joy I feel when I'm following these principles and the strength I receive from God to face life's challenges big or small.

How I live my faith

 I can't really separate my faith from my daily life. What I do on a daily basis is as a result of my belief in an eternal plan for me and my family. I enjoy spending special time set aside each day to read and study the scriptures and pray. It helps me to see my daily tasks in a different light and helps me to feel closer to God. When I feel close to God that seems to affect the way I do everything and especially how I interact with my children, my husband, my friends, and strangers.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Mormon women are very diverse in their talents, strengths, ideas and personalities. I love being around other women of our church. The one similarity I notice is that they have a sincere desire to follow Jesus Christ. This isn't something that just happens once a week or on occasion. They work on a daily basis to develop a relationship with God and constantly work to become better mothers, sisters, friends, daughters. A priority for most Mormon women is their family and often sacrifices are made in order to more fully give of their time and efforts to their husband and children. The Mormon women that have blessed my life are so quick to help anyone in need and lift someone who is feeling down. Mormons definitely believe in equality of men and women. I have worked with many of the men in our church and don't know of many other men who are as respectful and full of praise for their wives and other women. We believe that the role of men and women are different, but both equally important. My husband and I have very different roles in our marriage and family, but we both respect and support each other in our responsibilities and work to help one another as we raise our children with unified goals. Show more Show less