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Hi I'm Nadine

I have many titles including Wife, Mom, Project Person, Physician Assistant. I'm also a Mormon.

About Me

One of my greatest joys in life is to learn something new, to master a new skill. If there's a challenge to it, the success is all the more rewarding. This is why I became a Physician Assistant, so that I would continue to learn and use that knowledge to help others. I think it is also the reason why I have so many hobbies. A friend calls me a "Project Person" and that includes web design, wood-working, sewing (even tote bags and picnic backpacks) photography, and more. I also love exploring places, new and old. I thrive on adventure, and enjoy family and friends as we go and do things together. Be it swimming, a bike ride to the library, a hike on nature trails, or cross-country driving to visit a new city or natural wonder, I love the planning, the adventure and the action of the entire process. I often come home from my trips needing a vacation! I work as hard as I play, and I love the joy work brings to me; the sense of accomplishment and the ability to say, "I did that!" Since I have four daughters, I find that most of my work and play includes them and their interests. And though I love being surrounded by peace and beauty, I often sacrifice order and cleanliness for the messy process of learning and enjoying the moment. Of course, the people in my life are the most important and greatest joy. My husband is my best friend. I am a better person and accomplish more because of him. My daughters are a joy and a challenge; I learn from them, for them and with them daily.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because this Gospel of Jesus Christ teaches me how to live my life in a way that will bring me the greatest happiness, now and forever. I am a Mormon because I believe in a pre-existance, life after death, in the eternal nature of families, and that I am a Daughter of God, with all the potential any child has to grow to become like their parent.

How I live my faith

I'm a Mormon, and that means work. I have put my belief in God and my faith in Jesus Christ into action, which means service. It's a good thing that I love learning new things and that I enjoy working hard! I work for my family. We have daily scripture reading, even with two little daughters who are not yet reading. We make time to spend together as a family, learning knowledge (world, science, nature, fantasy), but also of spiritual things. I try to make a point of using our life experiences to teach my daughters of God's love and how they have the ability to choose righteousness and peace, or selfishness and misery. I work for my community. I am involved with my neighborhood, city planning and events, and community aide. Although a challenge with little children, I try to find activities that include them so they can see the importance of work and service. I work for my church. I teach an early-morning bible study class for high school students. We meet at 6:15 a.m. to read and study the scriptures. We learn about prophets like Abraham and how scriptures can give us answers to life's questions. Imagine the surprise of my students when a scripture about Noah taught about dating! This is a difficult volunteer position. It's a challenge to teach teenagers so early about a difficult subject. And yet, the whole is so rewarding to see a student learn something new, or see how they have applied that knowledge to their own life. I have also learned so much from my own studies. I work for myself. Scripture study, improving my weaknesses, striving to be a better wife, mother, friend, teacher, neighbor, is part of my daily life. It is hard work, and I often miss the standard I'm aiming for, but I am working on it. When I mess up, make a mistake (Oh! the number of times I've lost my temper and yelled at a daughter), I know that I can repent, correct my wrong, and ask God to help me with the rest. I know He is there for me, and wants to work with me to improve my self.