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Hi I'm Natalie

I am a native to Arizona. I am a R.N. and mother of two. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of two beautiful children and I am married to my best friend who I have known since high school. I am a Registered Nurse on a Neuro/Telemetry unit. I am currently back at school working on my BSN while working full time to provide for my family as my husband focuses on his studies. I divide my week between being a provider and a full time mom, homemaker, student, wife, and any number of other roles required of me. Any free time I have that is not involved in spending time with my loved ones and friends is spent enveloped in books, not school ones, rather anything of personal interest to me. I also enjoy doing the occasional crafts whether it be beading, making flowers clips for my daughter or creating do-it-yourself decor for my home, I enjoy it all.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in the LDS church all my life. As a teenager and young adult I was mostly in-active and made unfortunate choices. Those choices however never brought me happiness and ultimately caused heartache. I found myself pregnant and lost. I evaluated my options and decided on adoption. It was ultimately that choice that brought me back to the church. The love and the acceptance of all those around me and the support given to me by the church and my family helped me make one of the best decisions of my life. I have the most unusual, wonderful, and amazing relationships with the family I placed my biological daughter with. I feel at peace and over come with happiness every time I think of them. They are a true extension of my family and I feel the Lord meant for me to find them and helped me realize the importance of listening to the still small voice. A year later I found myself married to my best friend and another year later sealed in the temple. Our two children being born to us is an amazing experience and one that I wouldn't trade for the world. Through all the trials of life one thing rings true, the Lord will always be there for me in a time of need if I seek his help. It is because of His never ending love I am able to find strength and courage to tackle life and raise my family in a world of uncertainty. I know this church is true and having lived away from it, I realize even more how important it is in my life and the importance of following its teachings. The teachings and principles are not rules, demands, or hindrances, they are guard rails designed to help us live a happy full life. I am so grateful for all the experiences and trials I have had, have, and will have. I know they are for my betterment and know that there is joy within them. Sometimes that joy is hard to see, but I know it is there.

How I live my faith

My involvement in my ward is a work in progress. My work schedule for the most part is inconvenient as I get home from work the same time my block starts. Finally, I decided it was worth it to just come home, quickly get cleaned up and go to church, even as a zombie. Going to church is to important to miss and I have realized that building a strong foundation of the gospel in my family life includes making sure my children see me set the example. I recently was called as a 2nd Sunday teacher for the women in my ward. It is a role I look forward to and know that as I teach the wonderful women of my ward that I will truly gain a greater testimony and better understanding of the gospel for myself. I visit teach some amazing sisters and have some amazing visiting teachers that come and see me. I learn so much from the women in the ward and their support is important in my life.