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Hi I'm Nicole

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

There is nothing I love more than being a mother to my children and a wife to my husband. It is fun for me to surprise them with cookies when it rains or spend an evening playing games after homework is done. As much as I love being a mother, it is also the hardest work I have ever done. The hours are tricky and undefined; it is the day, night and swing shift each and every day! Despite the challenges it is still the greatest work I could ever do! I see my job as a mom as the person responsible for the spiritual, emotional, mental, educational, and physical needs of my children. I take that job seriously. As a result of my desire to be involved in my children's lives, I have been a preschool teacher, a room mom, a PTA president, a cub scout leader, a boy scout leader and a camp director. I have found that the greatest and most important work I have ever done, however, has been in my own home. As I prepare my children to make a positive difference in the world, I make the world a better place to be now and in the future.

Why I am a Mormon

As a child I was taught that before I came to earth I lived with my Heavenly Father. I was taught that we are all children of God and that there was a plan for me and that if I was faithful and obedient to His commandments I would be able to live a life of happiness on the path to eternal life. That's a big promise for a little girl but the seed was planted in my heart that the way to happiness was living a clean and wholesome life. As I learned more and more about the principles of the gospel of Jesus Christ I was able to understand how that happiness comes about. Keeping my thoughts and actions pure, prepared me to enter the Temple of God and allows my husband and I to be able to be sealed to each other and to each of our children now and throughout eternity. My family is the most important thing in the world to me. Understanding that God is our Heavenly Father gives me great hope and a feeling of great responsibility as I now struggle to teach my own children their divine role in His plan for their happiness. I know that they are also sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. I know that through His plan we can all return to live with Him forever, and that if we choose to follow the path of righteousness we will be blessed and we will be happy.

How I live my faith

I love belonging to a church that needs each other! Every person in the church has a responsibility to each other to help and encourage as well as specific assigned responsibilities that help us to develop talents and skills that sometimes we didn't even know we had! That's been my experience. I was asked recently to help with the teen-age-youth in my area. I love my own teenagers but wasn't sure I would be able to relate with all teenage kids! My responsibilities have included planning activities and service projects for the local youth groups as well as providing opportunities for spiritual growth for each of these kids. Our first activity was amazing because the youth planned most of it themselves. They arranged for different activity stations they organized the food and they made an assignment for a spiritual thought. When the activity began, the person assigned to provide the thought, reminded the kids that they represented different high schools, different backgrounds, different experiences and often found themselves on different teams throughout the sporting seasons at school. He then spoke of their similarities. He reminded each of them that they were brothers and sisters in the gospel and that each could count on each other. As this 16 year old boy spoke to the group of other similar-age kids I breathed a sigh of relief. We are in very good hands with this generation! No matter what my specific assignment is, I am always a part of the women's organization which incidentally is the largest women's organization of its kind in the world. It is a privilege to belong to a society of women whose main purpose is to increase faith, strengthen homes and families and help people in need. We share talents, spiritual experiences and recipes and have a great time doing it. We call each other sisters and we love and rely on each other as such!