Hi I'm Sonia
I met and married my husband while I was a student at BYU. I am a mother of two children, two puppies, and five hens. I am a labor and delivery nurse and plan on becoming a nurse midwife. I have a passion for assisting women make the transition into motherhood and feel honored to be able to help babies make their entrance into this world. I also teach piano lessons part time. I love martial arts, singing, piano, and traveling. My travels have included Europe, North America, South America, and Africa.
Why I am a Mormon
I know that the Lord has provided a way for us to have continuing inspiration and revelation from Him. The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints provides us with a prophet so that we can receive modern revelation from the Lord. I also know this church is true because of the testimony I have of eternal families. I know that this life is but a short moment in time. Thanks to the blessings of the temple, I know that some day I will be with my family for eternity on the other side of the veil. I love the Gospel and the happiness that it brings to my life. Some people may suggest that I am "blindly" following all of the rules of the church. In reality- I obey the laws and ordinances of the Gospel not because I am blind, but because I can see. I know that there is a much bigger picture to our existence than this short life that we have on earth.
How has the Book of Mormon brought you closer to God?
When I actively study the scriptures, including the Book of Mormon, I can feel God's love for me. Applying the stories and revelations from the Book of Mormon help me understand the nature of our Heavenly Father and His plan for us, His children. When I start my day with reading from The Book of Mormon, I am able to have a better perspective on the trials of my day to day life. I learn not to sweat the small stuff and to live my life in a way that pleases the Lord. I am able to see the many blessings I have and also the aspects of my life that I need to improve.
Which of the Savior’s teachings have influenced you in your life?
The Savior taught us to love one another. As a nurse, I see patients from all different walks of life who have all made different decisions about how to live. Sometimes those choices have hurt themselves, their babies, or others. I try to follow the Savior's example daily by showing love and compassion to everyone who enters into my care. No matter where we come from or what choices we have made, we are all children of our Heavenly Father. He wants us to be happy and to make right choices. Part of my service to the Lord is by serving others. I truly believe that if I can reach out to those who feel unloved our outcast, then I am showing them that the Savior cares and knows them.
How I live my faith
I love doing service for our small congregation. We live in a rural area, so many of the members of our ward hold several callings. I am currently the ward organist and was just released from a calling with the Young Women. I love watching the young women's testimonies grow and helping them learn those skills that are important to becoming a righteous woman. My husband and I try to attend the temple several times a year. We are fortunate to have a temple in Louisville, just 90 minutes from our home. I love my job and feel privileged to be able to be a part of such a sacred moment in the lives of families. My perspective on families, life, and death, have enabled me to be able to reach out to others in their times of greatest need. I know that little children are born perfect and that death does not mean the last time we see our loved ones. We can be together as families forever.