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Hi I'm Audrey

I'm a wife,mother,grandmother,nurse,and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I enjoy playing with my grandchildren, working as a nurse, playing piano, baking cookies, trying to grow a garden that one is a work in slow progress, reading,simple crafts, preserving fruits, and spending time with friends. I also enjoy traveling, and love the ocean for a get away trip. I have two younger sisters who are fun to talk with but live a several hours away. I am trying to get a handle on our families genealogy, something my grandmother started in the 1950's. I tend to be able to tackle a project at a time, and need to work from lists so I can see what I have accomplished at the end of the day or week. It gives me a sense of not being lazy, and that I made the most of each day.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always believed in my Savior Jesus Christ, and I have found great personal peace in this. I have continued to live my life by trying to follow His example in how to treat my family, friends, and co workers. We all have storms in our lives at one time or another, and we all will have to depend on the Savior to carry us through the troubled waters when we can not see clearly or do not have the strength to go on. Realizing that this life has a purpose and that there was life before we were born and that we will live again after we have died, to know that families can be eternal, only seems to make sense. I believe that there are and will be times in our lives when we just have to stop, listen to the impressions that are coming to our minds and our hearts and act on those promptings to help us draw closer to God. Sometimes we have to exercise faith by obedience to the commandments in order to progress, sometimes we are able to be enlightened and know why we were to make the choice that we did, and sometimes we do it because it is the right thing to do. I am grateful for the knowledge that comes from reading the scriptures, studying them, and praying for understanding to learn the way the Lord speaks to us today. I grateful for the knowledge that I am a daughter of God, and that my children are his sons, at times, that knowledge and assurance has helped me through some pretty difficult parenting situations. But when I have tried to love as the Savior loves , my feelings were more tender, my words more kind, and my actions more in tune. And there is greater peace in my home. I know the Book of Mormon is a sacred record preserved of us today, to know and learn from and apply into our daily lives. It is a second witness of Jesus Christ, and that Joseph Smith was able to translate is by the power of God, The more I read and study its teachings, the more easily I find I can apply the teaching of those ancient prophets to my life.

How I live my faith

I am fortunate enough to be able to visit 2 or 3 women once a month, usually I go to their homes, occasionally we go out for breakfast or dinner. These ladies have taught me so much and have become my close friends. I have had opportunities to teach children on Sundays their lessons. That has been some of the most fun and exhausting time , but so very rewarding to teach them about Jesus and see them grow in their understanding. I have served on committees for scouts, for women to meet and do home projects, I have had the opportunity to organize several large service projects for the women to participate in along with their families. I have grown as I have taught women lessons on Sundays; i probably needed the lessons and preparation more than they did, and I have grown to love those who I was able to help, sometimes it might just be a hug, of a question to see how things are really going, and other times I have learned to listen and feel of the joy and peace that is there. I have learned that we all need a miracle from time to time and that that miracle is usually performed by another person who is acting on their own personal inspiration. I try to act on the promptings that I get, sometimes the idea may not seem to be grand, in fact usually its pretty simple, but I have found that if I follow through with a prayerful heart, and make the time to send a card, make a phone call, drop off a plate of cookies, or whatever, I know that the Lord is helping me, and perhaps helping the other person too. I read my scriptures with my husband every evening, when my children were home we would read as a family each night, just a chapter, but it brought us all together, then we would have family prayer. Now my husband and i have our prayers each morning and evening together. I like to stay busy, and don't watch much television, just my personal preference.