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Hi I'm Michelle!

I'm the oldest of 11 children, raised in Idaho, and married with 4 sons. I am a registered nurse, and I'm a Mormon!

About Me

Some of my hobbies and interests include reading, politics, scripture study, camping, hiking, boating, skiing, music, and watching my sons ride motocross. They are amazing! I also enjoy dogs, yoga, tennis, lunch with good friends, teaching, and home and yard projects. My husband and I like to fix and build things, and we love to go out to eat sushi! One day I would like to teach at a college. I have met many amazing women from around the world including Panama, Japan, Cambodia, Brazil, and Venezuela. Women make such good friends! My six sisters are some of my best friends. I love to learn and share with them. When my sons are grown and gone, I hope to travel with my husband to many places around the world, especially to spend time serving people wherever we may be called to go on a mission. I love to help and to teach and share the joy and peace I feel from the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I enjoy a short quiet time most days, when I reflect on my life, my day, my family, my Savior, and listen to the sounds of birds and bubbling water outside my window. I like to be quiet, to breathe, and to feel grateful to God. I love the blessing of the earth, in all its variety, for us to see and experience and live in. I am grateful for so many things, particularly my large extended family, my immediate family, my mind, my experiences, my friends, my challenges and even trials. All of these give me strength. All of these give me life abundantly.

Why I am a Mormon

From an early age, in fact I remember a conversation with someone about this specifically on my eight birthday, I knew of the reality of our living Savior Jesus Christ and our Father in Heaven, and I knew they loved me. I am grateful to have felt the truth of this from the beginning of my life. It is almost like something I have not necessarily learned anew, but something I have always known from before I was born. I have been taught and gently led by meek and humble parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. They are sturdy, steady, lovely people who fearlessly and faithfully loved and served God and Jesus Christ in every life work and pursuit. My parents and ancestors have left me a living, loving legacy of every truth from God. My parents have taught me to love God and Jesus Christ by the charity, respect and love I give my husband, my sons, my friends, and any who fall within my scope of influence. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has blessed my life in every way, and I am consumed with desire to live the principles and saving ordinances it offers me through the Priesthood of God.

How I live my faith

Currently in my ward, I have the wonderful opportunity to teach the doctrine of Jesus Christ in Sunday School. I love reading and studying this year from the New Testament. I love teaching and learning with my class about the life of the Savior while in mortality as He walked and taught and healed and loved the people of His homeland and cities and towns. I love the parables He taught. I love the path He showed. I am humbled to my knees for the love He has for each of us. I am in awe of the greatest loving sacrifice in eternity, the Atonement of Jesus Christ, for us. I want everyone to know what I know and to feel what I feel!