Hi I'm Noelle
I was born in Northern California to two wonderful parents. I have three siblings and for the first ten years of my life my mother's sister lived with my family in our home. I have fond memories of homemade goodies and wonderful Christmas traditions. I've been blessed to travel the world and see so many walks of life. But the most prevalent thing in my life has been my parents testimony of faith. They taught me key principles that have helped to sustain me and my faith.
Why I am a Mormon
I was have been born and raised in the church. When I was young, I lost someone very dear to me and could never understand why God would take them away from me. I was old enough to understand that God was able to make miracles happen, but the fact that he didn't grant me my miracle made me confused and angry. It wasn't until I was older that I came to terms with those feelings and asked him that ultimate never-ending question 'why?' And I received my answer, as I had never before received. It was as if everything I had ever known came flooding into my mind. I knew that, even though it wasn't what I had wanted, it was was needed to happen. I came to terms with my feelings and have since strived to live the gospel to its fullest.
What blessings have come through your faith in Jesus Christ?
There are so many blessings that have come to me through my faith in Jesus Christ. The most important blessing I think I have received is the knowledge that has come to me through faith. The knowledge of eternal families, and the knowledge that I am never alone; that Jesus Christ died for me and redeemed me of all my sins. This knowledge is the greatest blessing I could ever be given.
How I live my faith
My faith is everything. I wake up each day at 5:15 in the morning and start with grateful prayer and hope for a wonderful day. I work in a hospital where many come who are sick and need my teams' help. I don't work around a lot of people who believe in the same things I do and who don't share my standards, but my co-workers know who I am. I don't smoke, drink, or use fowl language and they notice. The respect me and my beliefs and some even change the way they act around me out of respect for me. I appreciate them all for that; I love that I don't have to compromise my standards even in the work place.