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Hi I'm Nicole W. Smith

I'm a trail runner, a wife, a Mother / missionary Mother, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a 40 year old mother of 4, the oldest of which is a missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I love running on the back trails around our home and on the trails of the Rocky Mountains. It brings me a peace I cannot feel any other way as I take in the beauty of all that Heavenly Father has created for me to enjoy. When I am there, I feel closer to Him, and to who I am striving to be. I love hiking with my family there and creating memories of love and laughter together as we explore, meet new people, and work together to get to the end of the trail. I love to sit and play the piano. This is something that gives me balance and relieves the stressors in my life. I love to be in the kitchen, especially with my girls. I'm a farm girl, a tomboy, and an athlete.

Why I am a Mormon

I love Jesus Christ. I love Him because He has given me a way to be with my family forever. I know that He knows me. I know that He loves and knows all of us. I know that He also knows all that we are experiencing and knows how to help us to be happy. I know that He wants most of all for us to be able to live with Him again, in heaven, to share in the joy of all He has accomplished for us. I know that He is our Savior and Redeemer. I know that He appeared with Heavenly Father to a boy named Joseph Smith, so that He could answer a heartfelt prayer, and gave Joseph power to restore His church again to the earth. I know that His church is called The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I also know that the Book of Mormon is Another Testament of Jesus Christ and is a true account. I know these things because I asked Him if they were true and He said "yes." God answers prayers.

How I live my faith

I teach some precious and precocious 5 year olds in Primary. They give me a reason to smile every Sunday. I get to teach them about who Jesus Christ is and why His commandments are important for us to know and keep. I feel very humbled to have the blessing of helping them to develop the foundation of their belief and testimony in Christ. I learn from them that I need to not take offense easily, that forgiveness can be immediate and total, and that loving God and my neighbor will bring me closer to Christ. My husband and I have weekly Family Home Evening, daily family scripture study, and family prayer with our children. I live my faith by trying to be consistent in these commandments. And as we are consistent, we have seen the power of God in the lives of our family. We hope to instill within each of our children the desire to be valiant, honest, and upright citizens in their community. To help them to become people of integrity and virtue and high moral values. People who love God and serve their fellow man. Our family motto is "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka ʻĀina i ka Pono." It is Hawaiian for "the life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness." We have hope for our family to be "perpetuated in righteousness" as we learn to live and love as Jesus Christ lived and loved.