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Hi I'm Charity

I'm a mom of two, nurse to many, and daughter of a loving Heavenly Father. I'm Christian and a Mormon.

About Me

I love to mix raspberries and oreos with vanilla bean ice cream. I'm a book worm, small-town girl, and Klove listener. I love to travel, camp, and hike. My husband and I are vegetarians. Surprisingly, I gave birth to both of my children without an epidural. There is a running joke between my husband and I about who is the bigger nerd. He's a mechanical engineer, and I'm a girl that loves math. I even minored in it.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up Mormon and until I left home I did what was expected of young Mormon girls. After graduating from high school and moving out on my own, I experimented with my life, love, education, and faith. It took me awhile to realize what I truly want to do and be in this life. Most of my hardest trials in life were sadly self-inflicted. I finally realized three things at the age of 26. One, I was not happy living a life of unrepented sins. Two, I wanted to be with someone who wanted to commit to be with me forever. Three, I wanted to help others. I wanted to be a nurse. Now, I'm 33, have a loving, committed husband, two wonderful children, and I'm a nurse. What happened in the last 6 years? I came to the Lord, repented, and he has blessed me beyond my dreams and made my life beautiful. And in saying that, I mean that he has helped me realize I can be happy and feel of His peace even when I'm struggling with trials and temptations, lonely, uncertain, or disappointed. I am most happy when I repent and follow Jesus' teachings.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by learning of the teachings of Christ through scripture study and regular church attendance. I read the scriptures and pray with my children. I teach them about Jesus and attempt to show them how to be Christlike (so thankful for the opportunity to repent and recommit each and every day). I live my faith by accepting callings to serve. I love serving and enjoy the variety of opportunities to serve in the church. Sometimes it is very humbling, as I'm not always the most qualified. My time as a ward organist was a learning experience for everyone involved. Currently, I've been called to serve in the Nursery. This is a class for children 18 months to 3 years. We let them play with toys and learn to interact with other children for the first hour or so. Then, we have snack time, teach them a short lesson about a gospel topic (such as prayer, reverence, or kindness), and sing songs. Some may view this as babysitting, but I know their little spirits are learning. And even if it is just babysitting, it allows their parents to be learning or serving elsewhere during Sunday services. I also serve as a Cub Scout den leader for Bears (9 year old boys).