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Hi I'm Rachael

I'm a Registered Nurse, and a Mom. I'm a Mormom

About Me

I joined the church about 11 years ago. This simple act changed my life in so many good ways that I never expected. Since then I served a mission, have gotten married to my sweatheart and had 2 beautiful children. Before I joined the church I was studying music education, but after deciding to serve a mission, I also changed my mind about my major and school. I still love music and have been in different marching bands for about 10 years, but just couldn't see a career coming from it. I didn't know what I would study til I got back and stumbled upon nursing. I currently work as a Registered Nurse in a hospital, it is a challenge everyday, but it is also very rewarding and humbling. It is wonderful to be able to help people do things that they can't do themselves and to hopefully help make their day brighter. In my free time I enjoy spending time with my family. I also recently started a blog that I am having a lot of fun working on.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church a little over 11 years ago. I was dating a boy that was a member of the church. He gave me a Book of Mormon and told me it would mean a lot to him if I would read it. I really cared a lot about him so I agreed. Prior to this I had always thought that Mormon's where kind of weird. They just had a different aura about them I guess and since I didn't know what it was it scared me a bit. So I had the Book of Mormon for a little while before I really took it seriously. I would sort of look at it once in a while, but that was it. Then we broke up, and I was heart broken. Something drew me to look at the Book of Mormon that he had given me. He had written his testimony in the cover. In it, he told me that he knew that I could find true happiness from reading the book. I was pretty miserable, so I thought I'd give it a shot. Just from reading to introduction and the testimonies in the front of the book I got an overwhelming feeling of good, that I couldn't explain. I knew that someone wouldn't just make up a book that is for the good of all man kind. My ex-boyfriend and his family had been such good example to me of what good people really are like. I knew that Joseph Smith had to have been such a great person as well, to have been able to bring about so much good. After this realization I started talking to my ex-boyfriend about the church. He taught me more about it and I just started getting so excited about all of it. Everything he told me made so much sense. I had to go out of town for a couple months, but when I got back I started meeting with the missionaries and was baptized shortly after. Ever since then my testimony has continued to grow. Its amazing to me how one important choice can change your life so much!

How I live my faith

I live my faith by doing things that consistently strengthen my faith. I pray often throughout my day, and read scriptures each day. Something that is really important to me is keeping the Sabbath day holy. I like to set it apart as much as possible from the rest of my week. I love going to church each week and learning from the other members. I try to not do things that take away from the spirit of the day. I like to listen to calm music and think about The Savior. I love how individual the Gospel is. We each have things that we are good at, and things that we are working on. Living our faith each day helps strengthen our testimonies which helps us improve ourselves each day. I have found that if we are not moving forward each day it is easy to go backwards in our spiritual progress. I am working on being just a little better today than I was yesterday by spending less time on social media and more time on the things that matter most. I love the doctrine that we teach that we are all children of God. When we remember this it becomes easier to love our neighbor and to serve those around us better. I am able to live my faith each day that I work as a nurse as I love and serve those with whom I care for that day.