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Hi I'm Nancy

I'm a Mormon.I grew up in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania and now I call Arizona my home. I love my family and I love life. I am happy!

About Me

I have been happily married for 31 years and have 5 wonderful children and am the proud Gram of 4 grandchildren with another one on the way! I love taking long walks, bike riding and swimming. I love music! As a little girl in 3rd grade we were asked to draw a picture of ourselves as grown ups doing what we like to do best. I drew a picture of me singing!!! Listening to good music and especially singing along with it always lifts my spirits! I love going on dates with my sweetheart every week and spending time with our family. I also enjoy cooking and reading and meditating. I realize I am here on the earth to be happy and to become the best I can possibly be. I am learning that life has so many important lessons to offer us and when I am accepting of them, I do in fact learn and grow from them. I am also figuring out what my mother meant when she saw me struggling with a challenge and I wanted to simply give up telling her "I can't do this!" Her answer was always the same,"I can't never did anything." What great words of wisdom that has been for me. I am not here to fail, or to whine but rather I am here to achieve and do my very best in all aspects of my life, and if it's a liittle uncomfortable for me, that's o.k. because of mom's advice I look at it as "growing pains."Life is a wonderful opportunity for me to discover who I really am. I look forward to greeting each day and enjoy life. I am happier now than I have ever been.Life is miraculous and I absolutely love it!

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the church when I was 14 years old. I love what it taught about eternal family relationships. I absolutely love my family! I embraced learning that we had a pre mortal existence, and are now on the earth to prove ourselves, and that we will be reunited with loved ones that we miss so dearly and enjoy the blessing of having our family through eternity!! I was also taught the importance of taking good care of my physical body so that I can reach my full potential while here. A physical body is such a precious gift and I am so grateful for it. I realize how very important it is to not partake of harmful substances which only interfere with my progression. I learned that a very loving elder brother of mine, Jesus the Christ agreed to come to this earth and suffer for my sins and transgressions. The very thought of Him doing that for me humbles me to the point of wanting to turn my back on all my misdeeds.I learned for the first time that the actual atonement took place in the Garden of Gethsaemene where he felt and endured agony, and not just on the cross itself. I learned that the worst pain anyone can experience is the pain of sin, but at the same time because of the Atonement, I can feel Godly sorrow and repent and become whole.That concept is so beautiful to me because we all make mistakes. I love my Savior with all of my heart and have accepted His gift of atoning for my sins. I love having the Book of Mormon as a 2nd witness of Jesus Christ. Its teachings have drawn me closer to my Savior than any other book. I was taught that the Father, and the Son and the Holy Ghost are all distinct and seperate individuals. As I was being taught the Gospel I felt that everything they were sharing with us was truth and all its teachings were good and if I live my life following those teachings that it would indeed lead me back to my Eternal Home. I am grateful for the gospel. It is true and has brought me great happiness!

How I live my faith

I believe the best and most meaningful way to live ones faith is by acts of kindness to others, simply out of the goodness of ones heart. Feeling the need to reach out and make a positive difference in someones life for no other reason than because you care and have compassion and love for them, I sum that up to another principle my sweet mother taught me while growing up. She said "always do the right thing for the right reason." She lived by that. And now I am trying to. There are so many ways for each of us to help and serve one another. We all have struggles and challenges and helping someone in their hour of need can make a heavy burden so much lighter. When The Savior lived on the earth, He served others constantly. I believe He was setting an example for us to follow. I so enjoy the job I have in the Church as a group leader along with my husband Donn in The Addiction Recovery Program. We meet each week and share ways with one another of how to overcome and conquer addictions that are so prevelant today. We learn to turn to the Savior as we understand that the Atonement can heal and cleanse all. It is a beautiful opportunity to meet with people who desire to better their lives and themselves. We begin to grasp the concept that God loves to fix broken things and if we but have the desire in our hearts to be better and experience that "broken heart and contrite spirit, "then that is exactly what will happen. I love being able to witness the remarkable cahnge that occurs when people learn to love themselves as the precious child of God that they are. When we realize our true divine potential, miracles begin. In this case, it is the miracle of recovery from the bondage of addiction. When one is completely and fully recovered then he or she can reach out to someone else who is struggling with the same problem and help them, and it begins to have a dominoe effect.I love serving in this capacity and feel it a privilege to have this calling. I love helping others.