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Hi I'm Wendy

I'm a nurse, for 20 years I was a single mom with 8 children, and now I'm a newlywed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As a nurse I've delivered babies, sat at the bedside of the dying, and everything in between; all amazing experiences. My top priority is my family- I work to sustain them, not to advance a career, but nursing is very rewarding. I love music and the outdoors. I sew a lot and scrapbook a little. I think I'm pretty funny, even though my kids usually roll their eyes at me. We have two choices in this life when dealing with challenges- laugh or cry. I choose to laugh.  After 20 years of being a single mom, I remarried. This wonderful man is my best friend and the greatest blessing of my life, and we work hard to keep our marriage joyful as we face the challenges of a large combined family. Keeping our commitment to live the gospel of Jesus Christ, and attending the temple often, help us see the eternal perspective. We work to have a positive and grateful attitude, and we now choose to laugh together.

Why I am a Mormon

 I grew up in a typical Mormon family and was baptized at the age of 8, but that was just the beginning. Through continued prayer, church attendance and scripture study, my own testimony of the gospel took root and grew. I have often felt the Lord watching over me and my family, and He has carried me through the tough times. He knows me. He loves me. He cares about me. No other church teaches that in the same way. No other church has everything needed to bless our lives to the fullest. I know the gospel is true. I know our families are meant to be together forever, and by keeping the covenants we make, we will receive that blessing, too.

How I live my faith

I have a strong commitment to live the gospel as exactly and as honorably as possible. I believe that living what a person believes goes for all parts of life- work, school, home and community. I attend the temple every week, which is a great place for inspiration, peace, and "recharging my batteries." I stay involved with the Church's organization for women, and feel their love and support. I teach a young women's class on Sunday, and love the energy and faith there. I visit with my neighbors on a regular basis, building friendships and caring with those I live around. It's an uplifting experience to get outside myself and serve where I can.  I find great joy in serving and honoring my husband. The more I serve him, the more my love for him grows. He does the same, and we both are truly blessed.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Yes, they can! Eternal families are the greatest blessing our Father in Heaven has planned for us. We were all a family before we came to earth, we are sent to a family here, and, through striving to live the gospel of Jesus Christ including the ordinances required, we can be together as families for eternity. Those who are single will have an opportunity to receive all those blessings as well, in the Lord's timing. I can think of no doctrine sweeter than the blessing of eternal families. Show more Show less