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Hi I'm Allison

I'm a Georgian living in Wisconsin. I'm a wife and a mother. I'm beyond blessed. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm the wife of a medical student and we live in Wisconsin with our little boy. The transition to motherhood, though planned, was not what I expected it to be. I got a really severe case of depression and I'm still struggling with it every day. I am so grateful for this Church because, through it, I know that I have something to look forward to — I have some reason to believe in a bright future. Through the help of skilled medical doctor, support from my family and, most importantly, dependence on the Lord, I have been able to climb out of my deeply depressive state and am starting to love being a mom. We don't have much in our little Wisconsin home, but we have love — so that's plenty.

Why I am a Mormon

I don't know where I would be without the Mormon church. I sometimes feel like I was born with a testimony, and I've spent my life trying to make myself worthy of such a gift. I've been a member all my life and plan to be one for the rest of it. These truths can't be taken for granted, they are whole, they are complete. They guide me and make me better. Being Mormon isn't always easy, but it has always been worth it. I don't know where I'd be without it, true, but I wouldn't want to.

How I live my faith

Because I feel so strongly about my religion, it's hard to not live it out loud. I am active in my ward and in my community, always trying to be an example of my religion and my faith. I'm quick to talk about the Church, but won't force it on people. I try to strengthen my congregation and community through service and love. I think of them as my family, even if it isn't biological. They support me and I support them. Isn't that a family?

What is the Relief Society?

Allison
I love the Relief Society. Not only do I feel strengthened when I go to meetings and am surrounded by such wonderful women, but I also am given ways to serve others. Even though I already have a lot on my plate, I've discovered that the quickest way to get out of a depressive slump is to serve others. The Relief Society gives me opportunities to do that. I am so grateful to be a part of such an amazing organization. Show more Show less

How can I know Mormonism is true?

Allison
Pray about it. I know you've heard this a lot, but it's true. But I don't mean a half hearted prayer — I mean really pouring your heart to the Lord and asking him in sincerity. However, our Heavenly Father also expects us to act. We can't just wait around saying, "I'll join when you tell me to." Sometimes we have to start taking those steps forward, and the Holy Ghost will help us to know if the direction we're going is good. Show more Show less