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Hi I'm Alisha

Chronically ill/in pain, but blessed with a gorgeous micropreemie miracle girl (1 lb. 3 oz.) & my husband of 13 years. I'm Mormon.

About Me

I'm an open-minded, passionate, and sarcastic person who loves to make people laugh. My husband and I have faced many challenges over the years, and I have a myriad of health problems. We've been married for 13 years and we struggled to add children to our family. After years of heartache and a miscarriage, we're finally parents! I delivered a beautiful baby girl, Lucy, in July 2014 at 25 weeks' gestation. She weighed 1 lb. 3 oz. She spent 167 days in the NICU and came home on Christmas Eve. She is a miracle and the light of our family. We're the biggest Disney fans I know and we love to make each other laugh, be outside, read, eat good food, and spend time with our families. We're trying to improve our relationship and stay on top of my health problems, and it's very hard. I also have several mental health issues. When I pray and make an effort to be open to the Lord's inspiration for me, I definitely feel more positive!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised to believe in God, but my mom, older brother and I didn't find the LDS faith until I was 10. I was baptized when I was 11. It was a life-changing experience and I still remember our missionaries vividly. I have a strong testimony of Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ, but I've learned through trial and error that we need to remember that God is perfect, and people are not. When I place my trust in Heavenly Father, I know I can do anything.

How I live my faith

I've never lost my faith in God, just in people. My poor health (and our experience with our micropreemie daughter) makes it difficult to be an active member of the Church. I'd like to start attending church again but I struggle. I pray constantly to my Heavenly Father for strangers, those around me, my family and friends, and myself. I am always saying little prayers throughout the day. I think having an ongoing conversation with our Father is key to feeling His love and inspiration. I am so excited to raise our daughter to have a strong faith and close relationship with God, but I also want her to know that we will always love her and are open to any path she chooses, as long as it's safe and healthy for herself and those around her. I want to teach her to be accepting and loving, and forge friendships with all kinds of people. When we open ourselves to those who are different from us, we truly feel God's love. Close-minded and sanctimonious people: it's time to truly express our faith through acceptance and support of those who have different lifestyles and have made different choices. God loves ALL of his children and we should, too! :)

Why is family so important to Mormons?

Alisha
Families are central in our lives and in our eternal growth. We believe that families can be together forever in the presence of Heavenly Father, so we work to strengthen and cultivate our familial relationships. Families are the means to bringing children to the earth and it's within our families that we learn so much of what we need to know throughout our lives, both temporal and spiritual. Show more Show less