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Hi I'm Vanessa

I'm a wife and mother when at home. I am an oncology nurse when at work. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Ten years ago, I graduated from high school and decided to go to college to become a nurse. Eight years ago I got married and sealed in the Bountiful temple. Five years ago I graduated with a Bachelors degree in nursing. Three years ago we bought our first house, I became nationally certified as an oncology nurse, but most importantly our son was born. Today, I spend most of my time chasing after my son. I continue to work part-time with cancer patients. And occasionally you can find me cleaning the house or trying to prepare a home cooked meal.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes sense. It makes sense that we would have a Heavenly Father who loves us and would have a plan for us to return to Him. I know He knows me as an individual. He can hear my prayers each time I pray and He knows the desires of my heart. It makes sense that He would provide a way for us to repent of our sins. He sent Jesus Christ as his only begotten to atone for all of our sins so that by His Grace we can return to Him. It makes sense that husbands and wives can be together forever and sealed to their families. My family is the most important thing to me. I could not imagine how I would feel if I believed life ended after death. I have the knowlege of knowing that I can be with they for eternity. I find comfort in having this knowledge. When I go through hard times, I go back to the basic principles and doctrines of the gospel and it reaffirms my testimony and it all just makes sense.

How I live my faith

I try to live my Faith everyday by example and I strive to be the best example to the Young Women that I serve in our church. I am a leader over the girls 12-18 in our church. I am responsible for providing wholesome activities for them every Wednesday night. I love having the opportunity of showing them how you can have a good while still maintaining good standards and values. I try to be an example to my friends and coworkers. I never try to keep my religion and secret because I find to to be nearly impossible. The words I choose or don't choose to use can make it real obvious and also the manner in which I conduct myself seems to scream Mormon, I don't know what it is but I don't mind. I like having this relationship with my friends and coworkers because they feel comfortable asking me questions about my church and now that I won't judge them. I also live my Faith by trying to be nonjudgemental. I care for patients who often live lifestyles that are contrary to my beliefs. I have cared for patients that range from prisoners to drug users. I treat all patients the same and never let our differences affect the care that I give patients. I sometimes feel like this is when I am being the most Christlike.