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Hi I'm Nicol

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a thirty-something stay-at-home mom, which is a relatively new role for me. By the time I hit 30, I'd enjoyed a fulfilling career, earned a graduate degree , and traveled to 45 states, 11 countries and four continents. Of everything I've done (so far) in my life, my favorite is being a mom. I live in the mid-west with my graduate student husband and two crazy, happy little boys. We also have a daughter whom we lost shortly after she was born -- we miss her, but believe that we will be reunited with her one day.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because when I was young, I prayed and asked God if the things I've learned as a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are true. An overwhelming peace filled me. And every time I've asked God since, the same thing happens. I'm a Mormon because I've felt the love of Christ in my darkest hours. I've come to recognize the Holy Ghost, helping me see what I need and where I am needed. I've seen God bless my life with miracles I don't deserve. And, I'm a Mormon because my ancestors (some Mormon pioneers, some modern converts) made huge sacrifices to live the faith they chose. This faith in Jesus Christ and His gospel -- it's in my blood.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in ordinary ways. To me, that means remembering Christ when I'm rushing through the grocery store, or cleaning up tiny crumbs of cereal smooshed between couch cushions, or inching along in snarled traffic. Among other virtues, it means being honest and kind and patient. It also means going to church every Sunday to be spiritually renewed. At our church, I teach a class on the New Testament to the other adults in our congregation. I also visit two elderly women in our area. We try to read from the Book of Mormon and pray as a family every day. We teach our kids how much God loves all of His children. I hope my actions reflect my understanding of this truth. And, living my faith means trying to do some good... in my home, in my neighborhood, in my community.