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Hi I'm Danae

I married the love of my life and we have a beautiful little girl. I'm a nursing student. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up as the only girl with 5 brothers and a dad who was constantly in scouts. As a result I grew to love the outdoors. I love everything to do with the outdoors! I love camping, hiking, rock climbing, and repelling. I love to be outside and just enjoy the beauty of this earth God has created for us! My family is my life! My parents became my best friends in high school. My older brother is my best friend! And I am continuing to develop friendships with my 4 younger brothers. Whether it be playing games, going camping, or just watching a movie, I absolutely LOVE to spend time with my family! I met my husband at church when we were 15 although we didn't start dating until after high school graduation. He left for his mission shortly after that and I wrote him faithfully as a friend. I attended BYU for two and a half years, but ended up coming home to AZ because I couldn't get into the nursing program there (I am now waiting to get into a local nursing program). When my husband returned from his mission we fell in love again and got married. We are loving our life together! It got even better a couple of months ago when we had our baby girl. I absolutely love being a mom! My baby girl is the cutest and sweetest thing ever!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the church. So, growing up I was taught the teachings of the church. I never once questioned the truthfulness of the church. I guess you could say I had the faith of a child. I went to church every week because that's what our family did. I felt the spirit, even as a young girl. I relied on my parents testimonies until I was a teenager. That is when I found my own testimony, when I discovered the truth for myself. I can't say that there was one particular time where I just knew the church was true, where my testimony was suddenly strengthened. I can however say that I never once wavered from the truth. I was acquainted with others that weren't as firm in their conviction of the gospel growing up. I never could understand why. In high school I endured very lonely times as all of my friends sought to have a boyfriend or girlfriend. I didn't want to seriously date until after high school, this included not having a boyfriend. This was when I started to learn how to rely on the Lord for comfort and guidance. I continued to rely on the Lord and learn to put my whole trust in Him when my now husband left for his mission and I patiently waited for him to come home. I know the church is true! I have never doubted that. I have had it confirmed to me through the power of the Holy Ghost. I know that we have an inspired Prophet on the earth today. And most importantly, I know that my Heavenly Father knows me personally. He knows my needs, my wants, and He knows when I'm sad or happy. I know that I can rely on Him to comfort me and guide me to who I am meant to be.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by living the teachings of the gospel. I want others to be able to see how I am different. I want my example to be one that others can follow. I am also living my faith by striving to be a righteous mother. I want to teach my children to love the Savior as I love him. I know the only way I can do this is by letting that love show to those around me. My daughter isn't old enough yet to teach verbally, but I can teach her by creating a Christ centered home and letting her grow up in an environment where the Savior wouldn't hesitate to let his Spirit reside. My husband and I are currently serving in our ward as primary teachers. We teach the 4 and 5 year old class. We absolutely love the kids that we teach and love sharing our testimonies with them. It is amazing to watch and listen to their understanding of the gospel and to know that we are helping their little testimonies grow.