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Hi I'm Nancy

I grew up in Alabama, I am an Air Force veteran. I am a wife, mother and a grandmother. I am an RN. I'm a Latter-day Saint.

About Me

I like to travel. I enjoy spending time outdoors, especially near hills and trees. I am a wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. My family is very important to me, I am happy anywhere as long as they are with me. We like to play games together, talk, take walks, swim (actually more like playing in the water). We also like to celebrate birthdays, holidays etc. together. I served in the USAF. While in the military I repaired computers and worked with electronic telecommunications. I have lived in Alabama, Connecticut, Maryland, Mississippi, Texas, and Italy. I love animals and all of God's "creatures". I am an RN. It is personally satisfying to help others become healthier and/or feel better. I work on a medical floor, we have a wide variety of patients. We don't treat children and we don't deliver bablies. Our floor specializes in the treatment of patients with kidney disease, and cancer. We have a few rooms designated for End OF LIfe Care for patients expecting to live less than 2 weeks. Many of our other patients have diabetes, high blood pressure or an infection.

Why I am a Mormon

I was first introduced to the gospel through my Grandmother. She read the Bible daily and attended worship services every week. She was not a Mormon, but she had a close loving relationship with Jesus. I went to church with her often. As I read the Bible and learned from the teachings of the many churches I attended I knew God loved us all. I knew I was a sinner and that Jesus was our savior. I searched for which church to join but did not feel any I attended taught the true gospel as was described in the Bible. I prayed about what I should do. I knew I needed to be baptized. I feared that if I delayed the day of my repentance that my heart would become hardened to the gospel. I continued to search, and to read the scriptures. When I was introduced the the Book of Mormon and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints I felt very good about it. When I prayed to know if it is true, I felt in my heart that it is. I had not yet read all the Book of Mormon, but I knew it was true; just as you don't have to eat a whole cake to know if it is good. I do not know and understand everything about the gospel, I do know and understand much, much more than I did. I know this is the true Gospel according to our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ . I know the Book of Mormon is another true testament of Jesus Christ, just as the Bible has two testaments of Jesus Christ. I know that President Monson is a true prophet of God. I know Jesus Christ is the head of this church.

How I live my faith

I have served in the church in a variety of ways. Each one, in it's own way and it's own time, has been my favorite. I taught all ages from age 18 months through to adulthood, including Scouts, Young Women and in the Ladies organization. I served in leadership positions in each of the Auxiliaries. I worked in the Addiction Recovery Program, the Missionary program, and the Family History Program. As a member of the church, I have cleaned meeting houses and Temples, when I think of it as cleaning "my Heavenly Father's House", I smile and know it is a privilege, not a chore. I have over 30 years experience working with recovering alcoholics and addicts. Prior to my joining the church, I suffered with depression and asthma. I was sexually abused as a child. Through the gospel and the love of Jesus, and with the fellowship of other believers, I have found great joy and happiness. I have made peace with my past. My health has greatly improved. I have been changed dramatically. Before I was like a caterpillar, my sins and my outlook on life had made me into an ugly, rude, self centered person who "crawled around" through life leaving a trail of destruction. My focus is now more on the happiness and well being of others. I find more joy and happiness from helping others find joy and happiness than I ever found seeking pleasure. Fear, guilt, anger and distrust have been replaced with faith, forgiveness, love and compassion. I am now more like a butterfly, free, sharing God's beauty.