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Hi I'm Elizabeth

I'm a wife, mother of 4, nursing professor, and graduate student. I'm a daughter, sister, and neighbor. I'm a Texan. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised by a wonderful family and moved quite a bit since my dad served in the Army. I had an idealic childhood and was very active in all types of sports/dance/piano/school organizations. Met my wonderful husband in college and 23 years later we find ourselves back in college again as grad students....again. One thing I know for certain is that in life, you are never done with learning and improving. We can always grow. It's a constant struggle to keep everything moving forward but that is the joy in life too. Our beautiful children are our pride and joy. We try very hard to provide them with experiences that are character building while having a lot of fun too. The best time of the day is when we are all together.

Why I am a Mormon

I had some key friends in my youth who shared their faith with me. I already had a deep testimony of Jesus and of His atonement. I knew God had a plan for me and wanted me to have joy in my life. I read the Book of Mormon at age 16 and gained a profound testimony of the restored church. I believe Joseph Smith really did see God the Father and Jesus Christ. I know he translated the Book of Mormon by the power of God to be a second witness of the divinity of Jesus Christ. I had some sweet experiences during my period of conversion and was priviledged to have some very wonderful people placed in my life. I committed to live the gospel fully which was such a blessing for me during my teen years. At age 18 I was baptized and fully became a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. This one grand move marked a turning point for me. When I "jumped" into the waters of baptism - I jumped with eyes wide open and committed to completely and fully live the gospel. I met my husband a year later and married in the temple at age 20. We have been blessed to have 4 children. Our oldest served his mission in Peru, our second is on his mission in England, our third is preparing for his mission, and our youngest says, "If Heavenly Father wants me to go, I'll go." The greatest blessings for me have come about because of living the gospel. Among my most treasured blessings have come from family scripture and prayer each night, family home evenings, temple experiences, serving in the church, listening to our dear Prophet, and having wonderful friends in the gospel. I believe Jesus Christ is my personal savior, He paved the way and gave me a road map. Heavenly Father is real and I am His daughter. I'm a member of Jesus Christ's church and that's why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

All my purposeful decisions and actions stem from my faith. My choice of my husband, our temple marriage, my timing of my children, what type of job I have, where we live, what I shop for, how I handle money, where and how I spend my time, how I serve my neighbors/community, etc.... all stem from my faith. I'm far from perfect but I do try very hard to live the gospel in all that I do. As of today, I'm working on becoming a certified nurse midwife to be able to bless the lives of young families and to bring choice and joy into the birthing process. I'm also working as a nursing professor to help inspire our future nurses to see the worth of every individual and provide the very best care possible. I'm raising my daughter to understand she has full choice in her life, that womanhood is a strength and a blessing, and you can enjoy living the gospel. I try to support my older children as they make thier own life choices. I hope I've provided a good example of placing the Lord first and everything else will work out. The Lord has given us a good mind and we need to cultivate it and grow our knowledge. My husband and I have already made the choice to serve missions when we are older. All that said, there's not a day that goes by that I'm not grateful for my Savior's atonement and that I can repent and that I don't have to do it all. I turn my burden's to Him, draw strength from Him, and keep plowing ahead.