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Hi I'm Roxanne Joy

I'm a wife & mom & grandma & a Registered Nurse in OB,who loves living & going & doing & growing & sharing w/family & friends.

About Me

I cherish being a wife to my dear husband, a mom (5 children, counting my in-law kids!), and now a grandma (we have 12 grandkids, and our children tell us we are done :) I am also a registered nurse; my experiences in all these roles have taught me the spectacular fact that the more love we 'give away', the more love we HAVE to give, AND the happier we are, even through some of the extreme trials of life. My love of people and animals - LIFE! - led me to working as a veterinary/surgical assistant for 13 years, then on to a nursing degree and career in high-risk obstetrics. I've loved nursing, especially caring for pregnant people ('Antepartum'), for nearly 25 yrs now. But if it were not for my faith, and the confidence the Gospel of Jesus Christ has given me that the Holy Ghost is real and with me in my work, I would have been too fearful of harming someone to ever become an RN! Since joining this church so many years ago I've been blessed to see the Lord's helping and healing hand in many different situations, not limited to nursing.

Why I am a Mormon

From the time I was 9 or 10 years old, I attended many Christian churches, searching for purpose and answers. By the time I was 25, I still had many questions I had been told were "unanswerable" about Life - that response didn't make sense to me. Because why then in the scriptures are we told: "Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you" (Matt 7:7) When I attended a Visitor's Center at one of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints' larger Temples, everything I saw was Christ centered and it made complete sense, and it felt right and true. AND I was given answers to those very questions I'd been asking: How did we come to exist and why? Is there higher purpose to living, or does it all end here? Where are the prophets now, when we need them so much? How does Life go on, and what really happens when someone I love dies? These questions and even more were answered for me that very first day! It's hard to express how thrilling it was to find this knowledge and to feel the Holy Ghost so strongly! And later, as I studied, every effort I made was blessed with an increase in understanding and comprehension and faith. Trying to live righteously every day, despite that we do it imperfectly; obeying the teachings of Jesus Christ; learning, teaching, and sharing the Gospel - this what His church is all about. Proclaiming to all the fact that He is Son of God and the Savior of the world, that He lives and has successfully Atoned for us, and then living my life to accept that Atonement and demonstrate that I am a Christian, choosing to be His Disciple... to accomplish these things and share my faith and this precious knowledge is "Why I am a Mormon."

How I live my faith

Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints was a defining moment for me. I have changed for the better in every area of my life. I understand the sacredness of Life and the eternal value and importance of Family. I have taught young children, teenagers, and adults in Sunday School and other settings, and learned more than I was able to teach doing that. I've worked in the women's organization, and been involved in a great variety of service opportunities, individually and as a part of various groups. With every little effort I've made, the Lord has blessed me over and over again with a greater desire to serve and improve and to live more kindly, more honorably, more righteously. I live my Faith by trying always to do as The Savior taught: follow and teach His commandments and doctrines, accept opportunities offered me to work and serve in His church, and live the principle of sharing one another's burdens, as I continue to learn more and more about our Savior and His Plan to help each of us find Him and return to our Father in Heaven.