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Hi I'm Nikki

I am a wife and mother. I love all kinds of movies, books, and music. I love to laugh. I have a proud legacy. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up LDS. My family goes back to the roots of the Church. I also grew up in Utah. But I'm not what you might think. Just because I have those things as my root, doesn't mean you know me. I love almost every kind of music. I love to dance. I went to Utah State U (go Aggies!) and had a blast. I met my husband online - a younger, different religion, 3,000 mile away guy and married him almost 12 years ago. We struggled with infertility and lost 6 babies on the way. After 7 years of heartache we were blessed with twin boys. They are about to start kindergarten - ack! I'm shy but I'm an open book. I am full of opinions and observations but I don't need to push them on anyone, not that I won't share them with you. I appreciate tolerance, freedom, honesty... I love to act, love to sing, to read, to make a fool out of myself. I work from home selling Avon - it helps me get out of my shell. Family is terribly important to me. My parents divorced when I was little and my Mom, sister and I lived with my Grandma and Grandpa. Things with my Dad are great now. My Mom passed away a couple of years ago which is still difficult, but knowing I'll see her again makes it entirely bearable. My sister and I are ridiculously close - which invites disagreements and solidarity. Through my Dad's second marriage I have another sister and brother. Because of my husband I have 2 more sisters and 2 more brothers, and 2 more parents. My life is full and happy.

Why I am a Mormon

Being born in the Church gives you advantages and disadvantages. You are lucky enough to learn so much from the start, things you take for granted others don't know. And I don't just mean Mormon swear words, or the best jell-o desserts. ;) But, your quest for knowing the truth is still one you have to make. You can't lean on another's testimony. You HAVE to have your own or it's no good. I don't follow blindly. I question and I get answers. I pray and I study. I know this Church is true. I know the Christ lived and atoned for our sins. He prepared the way Home. Because of Him I can be with my family for all eternity. Living the right way I can go to the temple and make covenants that let me do that. I knwo Joseph Smith, at the age of 14, being completely open minded and sincere hearted went to a grove of trees and asked which church was true. And I know he got that answer. I know the Book of Mormon is a keystone in our faith and hold true the principles we need to live a good life. I know Heavenly Father is more than just a god controlling everything. I know He loves every single one of us. He knows us by name, by situation, by emotion. We aren't alone. He is just and fair. He loves us with a more perfect and liberal love than we can possibly understand. I know this Church is true.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith as an example. I know I'm not perfect - not anywhere near it - and I don't expect anyone else to be. I try to teach my children to be kind, generous, fair, fun, and honest. I try to be that way with friends, famiy, neighbors, and strangers alike. I've been lucky enough to have callings (duties in the Church) like working with the nursery age children, teaching Primary (3 - 11 yr olds), working in the library, putting together the Sunday bulletin, monthly Relief Society (women's auxiliary) enrichments, and website maintenance. "Being Mormon" is not a Sunday thing. It IS who you ARE. Again, I'm not perfect, but to truly call yourself Mormon, or LDS, you have to accept that it is in every part of your life. Your family, your work, your dealings with others - friends and strangers - LDS or not. How else can you be Christlike?