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Hi I'm Rachel

Wife, nurse, future mother, and friend. I live each moment by learning to love and loving to learn ... I am a Mormon.

About Me

I was married in the temple to my husband for time and all eternity and we are living and loving our fairy tale story. We are not perfect, but we learn and grow from our imperfections and deficits. Together we learn and progress in our life journey. Each step forward we take together is a step closer to eternal bliss. We are new parents of a vivacious little girl who is constantly sharing her innocence and perfection with us. She teaches us how to love, how to be humble, and how to be closer to God. I love to read, write, blog, make crafts, learn, fish, dance, sing, practice nursing, and watch comedy series with my husband. I have had many hobbies over the years that have helped shape me in to the woman I am today. From nationally competitive dance and gymnastics to playing the violin and participating in show choir I have learned to be open to learning and to enjoy life through the talents I have and the talents that others can share with me. My life has been filled with many adventures where I have fallen down and learned to get back up and finish the journey.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the LDS church and went through the motions of being a Mormon because my family practiced that religion. I was brought up well and always received the church with open arms. As I approached my teenage years, I began to question why I was a member of the LDS church. Through rebellion, transgression, sorrow, and finding the true meaning of Christ's atonement, I came to find my own voice. I learned for myself why I was a Mormon and I chose to stick with it. I hold my beliefs dear to my heart and have studied over the years so that those beliefs could become knowledge. As I have put in the effort to learn the teachings of Christ, His spirit has imparted knowledge to my soul. I choose to have this knowledge and to practice the teachings of Christ because when I do, I am happy. I have experienced the feeling of denying and questioning my beliefs and it was a sorrowful experience. When I hold to the truths imparted by the Lord, I feel safe, loved, guided, and happy. I make lifestyle choices according to the commandments because I know that they will help me be healthy and happy. My religion is not a detriment to my life, but one of the greatest blessings I could ask for. It gives me hope, it keeps me healthy, it teaches me how to live happily. I joyfully stand as a Mormon and disciple of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

Through serving in church callings and finding ways to serve others in the community, I actively keep my faith strong. I chose to become a nurse one, because I love medical knowledge, but also because I have compassion for the ailed and hurting people in this world. I want to help them regain strength and I want to become their friend. Also, I can help serve as Christ's healing hands as I selflessly and lovingly care for his physically ailing children. I attend church every Sunday and I attend as many weekly activities as I possibly can. I serve as a leader for the women in our church, and through this calling I have learned to love these sisters with a portion of the love that Heavenly Father has for each of us. By surrounding myself with wholesome people and activities I become stronger in my faith. Prayer is my doorway to truth and knowledge. When I pray, I live my religion because I am able to ask my Lord for guidance and he guides me to where I should be in order to serve others.