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Hi I'm Whitney

I'm a nurse, I love being outside, I love to travel, I'm Mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Chicago. My husband and I moved to Colorado after we graduated from College. We love the mountians and being outdoors. We love to travel. I like to bike, I'm trying to like to run. I just did my first (and probably last) Half Marathon. I am a nurse, it is what I have always wanted to do. I worked for years in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, then in the Emergency Department. I am home now being a nurse to 2 of our children with special needs. We have 6 children, ages 9,7,5, and we have 3 two year olds. I am a foster mother, an adoptive mother, and a biological mother; it is what I do and what I love. Our lives are busy, at times chaotic, most times loud and unpredecitable, but I would not have it any other way!

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it makes me happy, and my faith gives me balance and perspective. It helps me to face hard things and to do them. I know God will always uplift me and help me when things get difficult. I am a planner, I used to be even more so. Over the past few years I have been learning that if I will turn my will over to God, He will give us something even more wonderful than we had ever planned for. I also know that when He gives it to us it may not always be easy. That is where I am am grateful I am a Mormon and that I have the perspective that I do. I am grateful for a personal relationship with my Heavenly Father and the Faith to know He will take care of us. I am a Mormon because it makes my life easier, more fulfilled, more peaceful and happier.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to follow God's plan for me. I know He has a plan for each of us. This has become much more obvious to me through our children's adoption. I have no doubt that He placed them into our lives. We have had amazing experiences in which we have felt that God has led us to and asked us to care for these children specifically. Being a foster parent and then going through the subsequent adoption process, I believed my family could make a huge difference for a child. I now realize how much God has blessed my family in allowing us to be involved in the lives of some amazing little people. I feel very blessed to have children in my home that, by the world's standard, should not have even lived. It has helped me to feel of God's love for all. I try to live my faith by having the faith to seek out and follow God's plan for me.