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Hi I'm N. Gonzalez

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on Long Island in New York to parents who converted to Catholicism before I was born. My parents were raised in Jewish homes. In New York they sent me to a private Catholic school. As a teenager we moved to Phoenix, Arizona. My parents were divorced and the choice to go to church became very unimportant. My parents still enjoyed the Judaism of their childhood. They loved to teach us the language, culture and tradition of their heritage. The many years that I had spent in Catholic school had given me a deep and abiding respect for reverence and a love of church. Religion was in our home, but faith was not. I wanted a home that looked like many of the Mormon families that I knew. Those homes had a warmth and a spirit that I loved. Those homes had fathers that honored their wives, wives that served their families with a joyful heart, and children that were happy. I finally became a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints when I was 21. I was sealed to my eternal companion and I have been married for twelve years. I am a mom to two kids. My husband and I have a Landscaping company. I love to read, craft, learn new recipes and find bargains. Most importantly, I love my faith. Everything that I had experienced in life to that point testified to me that becoming a member of this church was the right thing to do. I was prepared to live a faith that would fully encompass my whole way of being, but also a faith that put a love of the Lord first.

Why I am a Mormon

I made the choice to become a member of this church when I was 21. The thing that made me fall in the love with the church was watching how other families so fully incorporated their faith into their lives. Men honored and respected their wives and children. Wives felt liberated in being the best homemakers and caregivers that they could be. I wanted a family just like that.

How I live my faith

I live my faith every single day. It is a reflection of every single thing that I do and say. I am not perfect. I make mistakes, but I always try my best. The best parenting advice that I was ever given was to avoid being hypocritical in my faith. I want to live a life that my children can confidently emulate. I want them to be sure of who we are and what we believe with unwavering confidence. We pray together, read scriptures together, attend church together and spend time at dinner discussing how we can recognize the miracles in our life, the tender mercies of the Lord and how to live the Gospel in every thing we do.