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Hi I'm Natalie

I love sports, I have Type I Diabetes, I'm a registered nurse, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a farm in a relatively small town. My summers were spent driving tractors and working in the fields. When I was eleven years old I was diagnosed with Type I Diabetes. That didn't stop me from loving and playing sports. My favorite sport is basketball, but I also love to run. My diabetes also inspired me to become a nurse. I graduated from nursing school in December of 2012 from BYU-Idaho and passed the National test, the NCLEX, in January of 2013 to become a registered nurse. My goal is to be a nurse practitioner and specialize in diabetes. I have been called to serve as a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in the Georgia Atlanta North mission starting March 6, 2013. I am so excited to be a missionary! I am eager to share my testimony with others and be a tool in the hand of our Heavenly Father.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born member of the church, but that isn't the reason why I am a Mormon. I am one because I believe in the truthfulness of the church's teachings. I have a strong testimony of the power of prayer and the love of God. I have experienced many times when I feel like I can't go on, but then I pray and I always know that I am not alone on this journey we call life. Heavenly Father is there watching over us and guiding us. I think that knowledge is one of the main reasons I believe so strongly in the church. I do not have to go about this life simply relying on my own strength; He is there and wants to help. Another main reason is family. I love my family so much and knowing that they are mine forever is one of the best feelings in the world. When I die it is not good bye, it is see you soon.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith everyday by saying my prayers, reading the scriptures, and striving to be the best I can. I do these things even more on Sunday when I attend church. I listen and participate in lessons that teach us so many wonderful things. On Monday night I gather with my roommates and other apartments to have a spiritual lesson and enjoy one another company. We do this as a family at home as well. It gives a break from our busy lives to just come together and remember we are a family and we love each other. Living my faith is taking everyday and living in a way that my Father in heaven can smile upon. Recently I was called to serve a mission for a year and a half. I also just became a registered nurse. The decision to serve a mission required great faith because I was worried about losing my nursing skills and my ability to get a job when I return. I put aside my worries and desires and developed faith that my Heavenly Father would bless me for my willingness to serve.