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Hi I'm Carrie

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a stay at home mom of four children. I am lucky enough to be a temporarily retired registered nurse so that I can focus on raising my children. I've been happily married for 14 years to my high school sweetheart. My children laughing, long hikes with my family, a heart to heart talk to a friend, a sweet text message from my husband, Sunday afternoons, obedient children, getting a good deal, thunderstorms, playing in the ocean, tight hugs from toddlers, and of course the gospel of Jesus Christ are the things that make me the happiest.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to be raised in the church. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. I remember praying before my 8th birthday to know whether the church was true. I had the strongest feeling of peace as I prayed to my Heavenly Father to know if being baptized was the right choice for me to make. I read the Book of Mormon all the way through by myself when I was 10 years old. I remember my excitement as I read the last page and the Holy Ghost manifested the truthfulness of this sacred book. I felt the spirit so strongly that my eyes filled up with tears. I am so grateful for the knowledge of the atonement of Jesus Christ. Knowing that through faith and true repentance I can return to live with my Heavenly Father and my Savior once again gives purpose to my life. I am comforted to know that when I die I can once again be reunited with those I have lost on this earth. This is why I am a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I am lucky enough to work with the most forgiving, unconditionally loving, kind, and sincere people in the church. I work with the children age 18months-12 years old. I absolutely adore these wonderful young people. They are the strongest and most valiant members of the church and I feel honored to be in their service. They teach me every day and I feel very grateful to have this sacred calling. I have 3 assistants that help me as well as a wonderful group of teachers. I also enjoy being a visiting teacher, which gives me the opportunity to go to the home of 4 wonderful sisters. We enjoy each others company and we share special gospel messages with each other. We help each other understand gospel principles, we share each others burdens, and we become each others dear friends. I also enjoy serving in my community. I like serving anyone who is having trials in their lives. I enjoy finding ways for my family to reach out to others who are going through rough times. Serving others makes life more enjoyable and worth living.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Carrie
Knowing the we can be together eternally as a family helps us to strive to make each other our top priority. Families are first in our lives. We are there for each other. We help each other. We try to lift each other up. I'm so glad I can be with my family forever! Show more Show less