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Hi I'm Nancy

I am a wife, 7 call me "Mom," and answer to "Grandma" to 14 darlings. I'm a gardner, musician, and photographer. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love classical music, play the piano, and workat a beautiful performing arts theater. I am a nature and portrait photographer. I enjoy camping, hiking, gardening, and walking. In short, I have to spend some time outside in nature daily, or I feel out of balance. I love being a wife, mom, and "grandma." Family is so important to me. When one of our children passed away suddenly five years ago, we learned just how precious and temporary life here is. I am grateful for each new day, count my blessings, and take nothing for granted.

Why I am a Mormon

I love my Savior, Jesus Christ. To think that he had so much love for all of mankind that he would live his entire life giving service and teaching so that we might follow Him, then lay down his life for us and atone for our sins so that we reach perfection with His help, I am utterly in awe and owe him a debt of gratitude I will never be able to repay. I have personally felt His love in my life and so I try my best to share that with my family and others.

How I live my faith

I really love the fact that all of the members of the Church get to serve in capacities that allow us to grow and benefit one another. I currently get to use my talents by playing the organ for our worship service twice a month and I am the choir director. I love classical music, yes, but I also love the hymns. I feel close to my Heavenly Father and his son Jesus Christ when I am listening to, playing, or singing the hymns and other worthy music. I love to photograph nature, in all it's infinite variety, because it testifies there is a God who created this beautiful world for us to appreciate, take care of, and enjoy. I try very hard to not judge people, because you just don't know what kind of struggles they are going through, but instead try to encourage, and look for the good in everyone I meet. I try to treat others and "see" others, like Jesus would. I am so grateful that we have a true prophet to teach and lead us in these challanging times and for the knowledge we can gain by reading the scriptures. I know that the family relationship does not end at death, but continues on beyond this life into the eternities. I look forward to the day when I can see my son again and other loved ones who have passed on. The gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth and it is such a blessing to be a part of. I could not imagine living my life any other way.

Why is it important for us to take care of our bodies? Why are our bodies called temples of God in the Bible?

Everyone born has a body that is made up of the mortal element, and an immortal spirit. Together they are the "soul" of man. It is interesting that what affects one affects the other! By taking care of our body we make an acceptable place for our spirit to dwell - a temple. Since our purpose to be here on earth is to learn and grow in many ways, why would anyone want to stifle that by using foods or substances that are addicting or harmful in any way? I feel that when I am taking care of my body by eating healthy, and exercising to be strong, getting the proper amount of sleep, filling my mind with good literature, uplifting music, knowledge of the world around me and of spiritual things, I am honoring our God who created man to be all that he can be. I am able to serve Him better than I could if my senses were "dulled." Show more Show less