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Hi I'm Krisy Nelson

I traveled the world as a naval officer's wife and was baptized in the Mediterranean when stationed in Italy. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Woodlawn, Maryland then moved to Scituate, Massachusetts as a teenager. I moved to St. Louis, Missouri when my father became the National Sales Promotion Manager for Budweiser. After graduation from high school I worked for the brewery and even ran for the title of Miss Anheuser-Busch as "Budman's Gal". I dated a midshipman from the United States Naval Academy and we were married. After our first child we were stationed in Naples, Italy where we met missionaries from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. They were able to answer the questions my husband had growing up as a Lutheran. Having been raised Methodist and married "until death us do part", I was very interested in the principle of eternal families. We were baptized in the Mediterranean at sunrise. We had seven more children and I was a stay at home home while they grew up.Because we moved often as a young navy family, I had many opportunities to make a house a home. I love decorating and helping others make the most of their home on a limited budget. Just recently I retired as the front office Administrative Assistant at our local high school. Our children have pursued professions in the fields of video game design, nursing, financial management and speech pathology, My husband and I are embarking on a new and very exciting chapter of our lives as we begin serving a two year mission for our church in the Romania/Moldova Mission.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I realized that I mattered to my Father in Heaven. When our young missionaries were walking down the street in Naples, Italy after a day of rejection they stood in a quiet alley way and offered a prayer. In this prayer they heard in their mind that they should not quit until they finished the street. At the very end of that street, in the very last apartment building, in the last apartment we heard a knock at our door. I know that those young men were inspired to finish late that night and find my husband and me. Over the next few months we listened to their message. When it came to making a decision about baptism I found I could not pretend I hadn't heard or felt all that I had heard and felt. The gospel principles I had learned rang true to my ears and were embraced by my heart. When we returned to the United States from Italy as "Mormons" both of our families thought it was a phase that would soon pass. As the years passed and we applied the principles of faith, repentance, obedience and love our testimonies continued to grow. Now I can't even imagine how difficult it would have been to raise our 8 children through their teenaged years without the gospel. I know that my marriage is stronger because I truly believe that you will find what you are looking for. If you focus on your husbands strengths instead of weaknesses you will grow to appreciate and respect him. I am a Mormon because I believe that families are forever and I know the relationship between my children, husband and me will endure through time and eternity.

How I live my faith

I love making others laugh and being happy myself. I am so grateful for the wonderful blessings in my life. I can often be found on my front steps or sitting in our porch swing with a friend helping her to focus on the positive. Recently my husband and I taught english classes to the Hispanic families who have moved to our area to work in the apple orchards. This was a fabulous opportunity to learn to love and respect these sincere, hard working families. In the past I have worked with the young men and women in our area helping them develop and participate in wholesome activities. Being a teenager can be so painful and lonely....they are such fabulous human beings and it has been so rewarding to watch them develop self confidence and direction as they begin to really understand they are sons and daughters of a Heavenly Father that knows them individually and loves them. Whether we are teenagers or adult women, it is life changing to know that we are cared for and not alone in facing challenges. Afterall, we mothers are just girls who got to earth a little sooner than our daughters and we are all trying to figure things out. I live my faith by loving my children and husband and helping my friends and associates find the happiness that we are meant to find each day.