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Hi I'm Victoria.

I am a mother and a writer. Autism is a huge part of my life. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I've always wanted to be a mom, ever since I was really little. My dream came true, and now I have five neurotypical kids and one child with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Our household is busy and somewhat chaotic, but also pretty loving. I stay sane by documenting our lives with emails, and working on my paranormal trilogy. My oldest son is serving a mission and the other five kids rule the roost. When they are in school, I can devote my spare time to promoting my new books!

Why I am a Mormon

My family was introduced to the Gospel when I was eight. My parents and the missionaries encouraged me to pray and get an answer for myself of whether or not I wanted to join the church with my parents. I prayed with childlike faith, expecting an answer, but not sure in what way God would answer me. He gave me a miraculously undeniable answer by spelling it in the clouds. I have never looked back, and while I've had my share of trials, have always felt with a surety that God does look down from His Heaven and hears and answers our prayers. I'm a Mormon today because of the peace and joy I feel in serving Jesus Christ and Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

It's been a long road, but an uphill climb. I live my faith by kneeling in prayer and seeking God's will for me the best I can. I try to see the needs of those around me and help if I can. I teach my children to be tolerant and kind to others. My faith also gives me peace when I struggle with feelings of inadequacy in raising our daughter with Autism.

What do Mormons believe concerning the doctrine of grace?

Victoria.
We believe that all of God's children will receive two gifts as a result of God's grace: immortality and eternal life. Jesus Christ's atonement (when he bled from every pore in the Garden of Gethsemane) is the vehicle that provides these gifts. Everyone will receive immortality, the reunion of our spirits with our bodies. The quality of our eternal life depends on our obedience to the commandments. Show more Show less

Why do Mormons perform baptisms for the dead?

Victoria.
This is one of the most beautiful doctrines of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Did your mom ever tell you to clean your plate because there were starving children in Africa? I grew up thinking about the plight of starving children in Africa and other Third World countries. What about all of the people who lived and died there without ever hearing about Jesus? What would happen to them? When I learned that God had provided a way for ALL people to hear the gospel and accept it...and have the official ordinance of baptism performed for them vicariously, I knew that God was indeed a loving and merciful God. He intends for all of His children to have the opportunity for happiness. Show more Show less

What do Mormons believe about family?

Victoria.
Mormons believe that the family is the single most important institution on the planet. We find our greatest joys in the family unit, where mother and father work together to bring children into the world, raise them with love and kindness and teach them to show the same to others. We also believe that families can be together forever, that the relationships of husband and wife, parents and children, grandparents and so on, can be everlasting. We work hard to align our lives with the way Jesus taught, so that these promises of an eternal family will be fulfilled. We believe this is possible for everyone to enjoy! We want everyone to have joy in their family. Show more Show less