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Hi I'm Sonia

I'm a mother and a labor and delivery nurse. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

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 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.

What is the Mormon lifestyle like? How do Mormons live?

My day to day life focuses on the importance of making our home a sanctuary from the world. I want my home to be a place of comfort that my family can come home to from a long day of school or work and feel peace and support. My family has weekly "Family Home Evenings" where we share a Gospel lesson with our children and then do a fun activity together baking cookies, playing board games, etc. Daily life includes prayer, scripture study, and service to others. My lifestyle is very rewarding. Members of our church follow guidelines suggested for spiritual and physical health. The major things that make us stand out to others usually include our health guidelines known as "The Word of Wisdom" and our obedience to commandments of morality and chastity. The Word of Wisdom encourages us to avoid alcohol, tobacco, coffee, and tea. It was revealed to us by Joseph Smith at a time in history way before any one knew the health dangers of these substances. It was truly an inspired revelation. Following the Word of Wisdom has helped me to be healthy and avoid many of the health problems I see others suffer with. I do not have to start my morning with a cup of coffee. I do not have to take many breaks from work to smoke. I can have fun at get-togethers and restaurants without consuming alcohol. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Mormons are members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. We worship our Heavenly Father and His Son, Jesus Christ. Because we follow the teachings of Christ and try to model our lives after His, we are Christians. Show more Show less