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Hi I'm Monica

Im a military wife, and a mother to 4 children, including a son with Down Syndrome, and a set of twins. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married 10 years. We have 4 children, a 6 year old daughter, a 4 year old son with Down Syndrome, and a pair of 2 1/2 yr old boy/girl twins. My husband is a nurse and has served in the US Navy for the last 2 years. We survived his 8 month deployment to Afghanistan. I am a busy stay-at-home mom that enjoys reading, making hair bows for my daughters, and baking for my family and friends. I am a certified scuba diver, though I haven't been since my oldest was born. I served an LDS mission in Spain before I met my husband. Before my children were born, I was a certified medical coder and worked in medical billing while my husband was going through nursing school. I am also a military wife. I never imagined I would be, but after fasting and much prayer, both my husband and I felt it was the right path for our family. I have a deep gratitude for the sacrifices I see service members and their families endure to secure our freedoms, and am proud to be able to rub shoulders with them.

Why I am a Mormon

I beleive that God lives and has a plan for all of His children. We came to this earth to learn to exercise our free agency. We are not alone in this existence on earth, and it brings me great joy to know that I can call upon my Heavenly Father at any time that I need help, answers to questions, or just to thank Him for all the good in my life. The gospel of Jesus Christ is all inclusive and is for everyone, as is the atonement and the principles of repentence and forgiveness. I have been blessed with a wonderful family, and as wife and mother, I cannot imagine a world where I would not be able to be with them. Through the sacred work perfomed in our temples, I can be with my family even after this life. Keeping an eternal perspective has been what has helped me overcome personal weaknesses and get through dark and difficult times in my life. I can't imagine going through this life without the help of my Savior Jesus Christ or my Heavenly Father. Above all, I feel if I can teach my children to trust in their Heavenly Father and to love Him as He loves them, I know that even if I am not always here with them, they will be okay.

How I live my faith

Each day, we pray as a family over meals, and before bedtime. We go to church as a family and dedicate each Monday evening as time for our family. Having such young children so close in age has been both a blessing and a trial for me. I personally feel I cannot be the mom they deserve without the guidance and support from my Heavenly Father. Daily scripture reading and personal prayer gives me the strength and perspective I need to handle the challenges that come from having a son with Down's and twins. My faith is what truly keeps me grounded.