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Hi I'm Noel

I'm a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born in Oklahoma and raised in Indiana. I attended school in Idaho where I met my husband and graduated with a degree in sociology. Before marriage I was able to live in Ecuador and work in multiple orphanages. There I developed a love for all children, but especially those with special needs. After marrying my husband and his graduation we moved to Mississippi where he began dental school and we began to raise our family. We now have a son, a daughter and another daughter on the way. I truly love being a mom. When I am not running after my children I really enjoy singing, being with friends and family, shopping, going on walks, taking pictures (usually of my kids), cooking something new or watching movies.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the church. Ever since I can remember my parents would take my sisters and me to sacrament meeting, and I always remember having a love of the gospel, but I wasn't ever sure of its truthfulness until I was challenged to find out for myself. I decided in my early teens that I was going to read the Book of Mormon and see if it was really all true. I remember the first night I prayed about that great book and feeling disappointed because I didn't feel like I had received an answer to my prayer. Not until I had nearly finished the book and had been praying for months did I receive an answer. I like to think that Heavenly Father waited to give me an answer so that I would have motivation to read the Book of Mormon all the way through and really gain a testimony that it is a true book. I have received witness that the Book of Mormon is true. Since that time I have gained testimony of so many other gospel principles, but I believe the one that is most important is that Heavenly Father loves me. I know that he does and that is the reason that I do everything that I do. Our oldest will be three this October and is now in the 'why' faze. It's amazing to me that when we finally come to the end of a long string of why's that it almost always relates back to gospel principles. During the day I am now often finding myself saying to my son, "that is just way that Heavenly Father made things," or "I guess that's just how Heavenly Father wanted it to be." I love being able to raise my children under gospel principles. I love knowing that I can give them a home where the Holy Ghost can dwell and as a result they will feel peace and love just being in our home.

How I live my faith

I work a lot with the music in our church. I get to pick all the hymns and special musical numbers for Sunday. I also work with the children in Primary. I teach all the children ages 18 months-12 years primary songs. We play games and learn about music. I love to sing and I love children so this is pretty much a prefect fit. I love the simplicity of music, especially in primary. The songs teach so many meaningful things and put to beautiful music I can always feel the spirit at some point on Sunday when those children are singing. Also, I love kids because they love so easily. It is no wonder to me that Jesus said we should all become as little children.