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Hi I'm Michelle

I love life and making others happy. I'm a wife, mother, and registered nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the oldest of four kids and grew up throughout Utah and Wyoming. My siblings are some of my best friends and our parents taught us how to work, love others, and gave us a great appreciation for the outdoors, great cooking, and the diversity of the world's cultures. Even now that we're all grown, we love getting together as often as we can. I met my best friend and husband while we were college students in Northern Utah. We both graduated in the sciences and later I got my second bachelor's degree in Nursing. When I'm not working as a pediatric nurse, I love gardening, running, playing piano and guitar, and spending time with my husband and baby boy.

Why I am a Mormon

There are two main reasons I am a Mormon. First- it is my legacy. Secondly (and more importantly)- it is my choice. My dad and his family have been members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Mormons) for generations. Some of my ancestors crossed the plains with the Mormon Pioneers to come and settle in Utah. Others were some of the church's great missionaries in the 1800s and learned for themselves that the Book of Mormon is the word of God and that Joseph Smith is a true prophet. Though my mother hails from Argentina, she too is a pioneer whose legacy I honor as a member of the Mormon church. She was taught by some missionaries when she was 18 and is the first in her family to join this church. Though it was hard for her to go against her family's wishes, she could not deny the truth, light, and peace she felt as she studied the Book of Mormon and Bible and learned more about God from the missionaries. Her baptism and subsequent church proselyting mission led to the formation of my family and her immigrating to the United States. As I learn about my ancestors and from my mom, I discover why they decided to become Mormons and it strengthens my own testimony of this church. Despite how strong my family legacy is in the church, the main reason I am a Mormon is because it is my choice. I have prayed and studied and learned for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is the true church and I want to be a part of it. I have a testimony that Joseph Smith restored this church and translated the Book of Mormon, which is another testament of Jesus Christ. I choose this church because we have a living prophet who gives us direction from God. When I follow the teachings of the Savior and learn about His love for me, I am happy. I am a Mormon because it shows me the way to live and helps me have hope when life gets tough. I wouldn't give up my membership in this church for anything.

How I live my faith

An important way I live my faith every day is by taking care of my family. I believe the family is the most important unit in society and that God gave us families so we can be happy and learn and grow together. Even though being a new mom can sometimes be overwhelming, I know that the work I do at home is so important. At church I use the musical talents I have been blessed with to help teach children about our beliefs through song by playing the piano during the children's meetings. I also have responsibilities to befriend and watch over a few other women in my neighborhood. In the past I have had responsibilities to teach from the scriptures in a Sunday school class and have helped teach and have weekly activities for the teenage girls in three of my different neighborhoods. Another way I follow Jesus Christ and live my faith is by striving to treat others around me with kindness every day, in every situation.