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Hi I'm Trudy

I'm a wife, mother, pediatric nurse and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I married my high school sweetheart and he is still my best friend and greatest love. We have two sons who both were married this year, so now we also have two beautiful daughters as well. I have been a nurse for nearly 30 years and for the last 7 years have worked for a Children's hospital. I absolutely love working with kids! I recently took up golf as a way to spend more time with my hubby (if you can't beat them, may as well join them:) ) I also love to go fishing with my parents, as my husband is not a fan. Besides the above my hobbies are running, reading, traveling, and most of all spending time with my family.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a loving home and grew up in the Methodist faith, of which I still have very fond feelings. As a teenager I wrestled with my beliefs. Who was Christ? My younger brother had died and I wondered about death and life after. I didn't know how to pray but I began praying the Lord's Prayer over and over for quite some time. Eventually it hit me... Jesus Christ died for me! He personally suffered for me and atoned for my sins so that I could have eternal life. I still remember that moment and will always cherish it. After marriage and children we began searching for a church to raise our family in. I knew I was a Christian. I knew it was important to raise our children in a Christian environment. It took many years and many churches before we found the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. We had wonderful neighbors wherever we lived who were great examples to us of how to be a neighbor, and they happened to be Mormons. Their children were happy and well adjusted and we wanted our kids to be like theirs. We started attending the Mormon church and studying the Bible and Book Of Mormon. By studying and attending church I learned about our lives before we were born; how we are all brothers and sisters because Heavenly Father is the Father of our spirits. I learned that we are here on earth to learn and grow, not just physically but also spiritually. Much of our growth comes from facing our trials and learning from them. I also learned what happens when we die. Our bodies die but our spirits live on for eternity. What I learned made sense, it made me happy. I have had many spiritual experiences since that confirm to me that this gospel is true. I am a better person because of it. I am not ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ and I am proud to be called a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Something I learned about Mormons from the very beginning of our search is that Mormons truly live their faith. They are not just coming to church on Sundays and holidays. Being Mormon is a 24/7 calling and a way of life. As a Mormon I live my faith in many ways. In the past I taught the gospel to high school kids every school-day morning for 4 years. What a great way for teenagers to start the day. Currently I am teaching adult Sunday School and really enjoy preparing and giving those lessons. Since becoming a Mormon I have learned to pray. Praying several times a day really helps to keep me centered on those things that are most important. I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ by being kind to my fellowman, being tolerant, giving service, and administering to those that are suffering or sick. I have discovered that helping others and giving service makes me happy. I am not perfect and could do much more but I am trying to live my life so that He would be proud of me.