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Hi I'm Natalee

I'm adopted, a college grad, a stay at home mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I absolutely adore my baby, my husband, and my family. I'm an avid dog lover and we just adopted our first pet-a 5 year old Cockapoo named Gogo. I graduated from a university with a degree in Broadcast Communication, but I stay at home and use my communication skills to talk to my crazy toddler! I love to read, listen to music (especially musicals), and play Just Dance on the Wii. I have just started my own business out of my home, and while I'm terrified to take on such an adventure, with the support of my little family I know we'll be all right. I was adopted when I was a baby from a city in Colombia, South America. Though I remember nothing of that time in my life, my parents and other family members have made sure to tell me how much my birth mother loved me; and how much my parents love me. I have always been grateful to the woman who gave me life; so much so that I've come to be a very outspoken advocate of adoption. As such, my husband and I plan to adopt a baby someday as well.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I believe. After I was adopted, I was sealed to my family for time and all eternity in one of our temples. My whole life, I was taught about forever families, about the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and all that it entails. As I grew older, I felt a burning desire to have a testimony of my own. After much study and prayer, I realized that I had always known of the truthfulness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It just makes sense to me. The older I get, the more I learn about history, science, and religion, the more it all makes sense to me. Without a doubt, I know that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, that he lived and died for all of mankind, and that through Him we can return to our Heavenly Father and live with him for eternity. I know that because I was sealed to my husband in the temple, we will be together forever. Beyond the barrier of death and throughout the eternities. I know that Joseph Smith was a man who was called of our Heavenly Father to restore His Gospel here on earth. I know that he translated the Book of Mormon for the people of the Earth to used for our good. I know that the Book of Mormon is the word of God, and that through it we can become closer to Him. I also know that Thomas S. Monson is the prophet of God today, and that listening to Him we can understand what Heavenly Father would ask for us to do right now. I love this Gospel, and I don't know what I would do without it. My life would be so empty, but through this Gospel I have hope of things to come.

How I live my faith

I love going to our weekly church meetings, even though our son seems to think that screaming and running around like a headless chicken is a good idea most of the time. The people in our congregation are so patient and loving with him; it's like he has 200 aunts, uncles, and grandparents! I currently serve to organize activities among the women in our congregation, and I love it. There's always something educational, spiritual and very fun during these meetings; and most of the time food is also involved. I am notorious for not wanting to push my beliefs on others, but I'll be the first person to let you know that I'm a Mormon. Even when I have meeting for my new business, I manage to bring up being LDS. And if you don't know what my religion is at first, the moment your step into my house you'll be bombarded by pictures of our temples and other religious paraphernalia. I'm certainly not perfect by any stretch of the imagination, but I always try to do my part to be the best example of a Mormon that I can be.