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Hi I'm Nanette

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mom of 5 children. My husband and I are almost empty nesters. Parenting is one of the greatest blessings and challenges I have ever faced in my lifetime. As our children are leaving the nest to go to college or serve missions for our church, my role identity seems to be changing. What will life be when it is only my husband and me left at home? Who am I , if not a a mom? How does one thrive in this new situation? There are many questions as I look to the future. It is exciting, yet a little daunting. . . I have so enjoyed and passionately worked at being a mom to our children as they grew up in our home. I currently work as an aqua arthritis instructor to some dear women and men in their 70's and 80's. It is a treat working out with them in the pool each week. I also have the privilege of being an athletic instructor for a young woman with physical disabilities. My husband and I love music and reading and going for walks at sunset in our neighborhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I know this is the path of happiness for me. Being a Mormon is a joy. The standards and patterns we are taught to follow are those of our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ. Reading the Bible, the Book of Mormon and other holy books in our church bring me great inspiration and delight. I can honestly say that I look forward every day to read the holy words that are in the scriptures. I know they are true and can help me change my life so that I can become more refined and like our Savior. Trials and tribulations in this life are merely wonderful opportunities for growth and refinement. I love being a Mormon. I think I have always known that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is within the Mormon Church. My parents and grandparents were Mormons also. My first time of feeling the Spirit of God whisper the truthfulness of the Mormon Church to me was when I read the Book of Mormon at the age of 14. I can never deny the powerful witness I received then and still receive now when I read the scriptures. When I was 21 years of age, I served a mission for our Church in Osaka, Japan. This opportunity helped my testimony and witness of the Church of Jesus Christ grow. I witnessed miracles and transformations of many people as I taught them about the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This helped me see firsthand the power of our Savior's Atonement and the possibilities for repentance and change in anyone's life.

How I live my faith

Currently, my assignment in our Church is serving as a leader to the young women ages 14-18 in our youth program. It is such a wonderful experience teaching, leading and loving these young women I have the privilege to know. They are beautiful young women. We have weekly activities where we serve in our community and serve each other. We also meet on sundays and discuss spiritual topics such as faith, repentance, forgiveness, love and charity. I consider the time I get to be with these dear younger "sisters" of mine to be precious.