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Hi I'm Natalie

I grew up in Syracuse, Utah. I am a mother and wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of a beautiful little boy named Logan and married to my eternal sweetheart, Tyler. I have had the wonderful privilege of being a stay at home mom since Logan was born. It has taught me so much more than any worldly experience ever could! In these difficult economic times, staying at home with children is rarely possible. I know my family has been highly blessed for me to have this wonderful opportunity to be at home. In my case, I feel I have needed this experience to help me grow mentally and spiritually. I've had to learn patience, love, humility and strength to help my husband cope with the stresses of supporting a family. At times I feel like a burden but I'm continually reminded that my job as a mother is sacred and of great importance. It's my job, and my husband's, to raise our child in righteousness. The world cannot be left to teach him right from wrong. As I teach him, I feel I learn so much as well! Children are so innocent, loving, forgiving, non judgmental and teachable. There is so much I can learn from my son. As a mother of a future missionary, I have much work to do in preparing him for that call.

Why I am a Mormon

Being Mormon is not always easy. It has its restrictions. But as a member of this church, they are not restrictions to me. They are rules put in place as a protection from addiction, unhappiness and harm. Growing up I thought that modesty was a rule put in place just to make my life difficult. Now that I am an adult and have seen a lot of the clothing trends, I now understand why they are there. Our bodies are sacred. And how we treat our bodies shows our love for our Creator. By following the rules our church has set, I know I have been kept from going down harmful paths. That harm is not only physical but mental and spiritual. I have learned things the hard way when I made decisions that were not in harmony with the Lord's standards. The beautiful thing about the gospel is that you don't have to live with that guilt and pain. The plan of repentance is there to bring us peace and make us clean again. I love this gospel with all my heart! There is no perfect person in this church or the world. We all have room for improvement. The Lord knows that. He doesn't expect us to be perfect. But He is perfect. He is all knowing. He knows what is best for each of us and his church. I have complete trust in him and in his called leaders. That doesn't make them perfect. But nonetheless this is a perfect and true Gospel. It is the true church! There is room for everyone! This knowledge I have didn't come from myself or someone telling me. It came because I asked and felt an undeniable feeling that testified to my soul that the Book of Mormon and this church is true! I had to know for myself because the world is full of lies and people who can prove you wrong if you're looking for it. Come unto Christ. The path of righteousness is not easy. But it is worth it! Trust in your creator! If you ask with a sincere heart you will know for yourself, as I have come to know for myself. I am not perfect. I've made mistakes. The Lord is full of mercy and love! And he loves YOU!!

How I live my faith

I have had the privilege of working with children and kids within my church. I have been called several times to teach them. I have learned so much from them! Kids have so much to teach us if we will just be more teachable. One thing I have learned from children is that everyone makes mistakes and everyone has room to improve on. I have also learned much from visiting teaching. There are so many ways we can serve in our neighborhoods and communities. We just need to have the willingness to serve and sacrifice a little of our time. A little service can go a long way and make a big difference in someone's life. I strive to follow the examples set by our Savior. He is a perfect example of serving others! What better way can to show our love than to give our time and talents to help others! I know that by living a Christ centered life, others can come to know him too, because they know me. I want others to want to know Christ. I want others to know the happiness and joy that comes from the Gospel. The only way I know how to help them know that is for them to know me and feel his presence.

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Families are intended to be together forever. "The family is central to God’s plan for His children. It is also the central unit of society and the means for bringing children into the world where they can be loved, provided for, and taught truth and righteousness." The Family: A Proclamation to the World. Family is there for strength, to share in joy and sorrows, to teach us and to serve one another. My family is everything to me. The idea of not being with them after death is incomprehensible. But luckily, I don't have to face that idea. I know that by being sealed in the temple to my family and keeping my covenants, I can live with them forever! Show more Show less