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Hi I'm Ali

I love people, nature and art. I'm a wife, I'm a mom, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a daughter, a sister, a friend, a wife, and a new mom. My lovely little boy was born in August, and I have found my purpose in life through him. Being a mom allows me to learn, to grow, to express myself through the things I'm good at, and to find out the things I'm not so good at. I have a diploma in Early Childhood Development, and A Bachelor of Child and Youth Care. I love to CREATE: to draw, paint, write, take pictures, cut, glue, doodle, plant, cover and rearange. I love being outside, and enjoying this beautiful earth. Mountains, trees, the ocean, and the sky inspire and uplift me. I really find fulfillment in my interactions with other people. I love working with kids- especially teenagers and toddlers. I love making connections with people, and I have learned to see beauty in those times where I am stretched the furthest and challenged the most, because it is through those experiences that I draw closer to others and learn the most about myself.

Why I am a Mormon

The church has always been a part of my life. I was born into it, and raised to live its teachings. The truth, the light, and the peace that the Gospel of Jesus Christ brings are the reasons that it remains a part of my life. The times where I feel the most peace, the most happiness, and the most motivation to be a better person are when I am living closest to the commandments of God; When I am living in a way that I can feel the Savior's hand influencing my life. This church changes people. It makes us better. It has made me more than I could be on I own.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by showing love. More than anything else, my faith motivates me to show love and kindness to other people. I believe that Jesus Christ was the perfect example of how to be a friend. He didn't judge- he just loved. Although I am so far from living this principle perfectly, that is how I want to live my faith. I try to make my home, my heart and my arms, a welcoming place for anyone that needs it. While my husband and I are in charge of teaching the 3 & 4 year olds at church on Sunday, that is just a fraction of the way that we live our faith. We live it everyday by reading from the scriptures, praying together, reading/listening to the words of our prophet, and trying to live by the principles that we learn. I live my faith by loving my husband, my son, my family, my neighbours, my friends, and by inviting people into my life that may need to feel more love.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

Gender is an important aspect of our identity. Men and Women are created differently. We have different strengths, different abilities, different urges and desires. One is not created as superior. One is not more cherished in the eyes of God. We are DIFFERENT. That is part of the design. As women we have innate desires and abilities. Mormon women are encouraged to foster those natural aspects of our characters. Society would promote women to seek power, to find fulfillment in the workplace, and to buy into the competition that work life demands. The church promotes women to find fulfillment within the walls of her home- to create a sanctuary there for her family. We are asked to tap into those instincts that drive us to action- to nurture, with love. Show more Show less