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Hi I'm Lexie

I'm a Librarian. I'm a stepmom. I'm actively involved in several local non-profits. I'm a Mormon!

About Me

I am a born and raise southern girl. I use words like "y'all" on purpose. I love the smell of fresh cut grass, magnolias, and old houses. I love to read anything and everything. I love traveling, especially internationally. I have been to 10 different countries within the last 10 years. I am a Librarian, specifically a Children's Librarian and I love working with kids. I love volunteering with local non-profit organizations, especially those that deal with children. 4 years ago, while I was at a volunteer event I met a wonderful man, who had full custody of his 1.5 year old son. We dated, got engaged, and were married in the LDS Birmingham Temple. Right away I became a mom to a rowdy little boy. It was quite an adjustment, but I wouldn't change anything for the world! Since then I've been enjoying my new family, working with the children in the Primary our church's organization for children, and living my life to the fullest.

Why I am a Mormon

 I was born into a Mormon family. I have two parents who have always been active in the church, and I was raised in a home where faith, prayer, and scripture study were taught on a regular basis. However, my religious parents are also very intellectual and taught myself and my sibilings the value of examining things to learn more about them. I never felt that my parents "force" their faith on me and I am grateful to them for that! They just quietly lived their lives in a way that taught the gospel through actions and kindness, while inviting their children to learn more and examine the truth for themselves. When I left to go to college, I was in a different cultural situation than I had been raised in. All of a sudden, it was up to me to go to church, to read my scriptures, to pray. I had to decide for myself did I really believe this? I discussed it with a close friend, and she advised me to try an experiment. Live like I had been taught by the church for 6 months. At the end of 6 months, see if I was happier than I had been before. I took her up that challenge. That was 8 years ago, and I've never looked back. At the end of the 6 months, I was more secure with who I was, where I came from, and where I was going than I had ever felt in my life. I knew, and still know, that I am a treasured child of my Heavenly Father, that Jesus Christ is my Savior, that I am lead by a divinely inspired Prophet of God, and that this is Christ's Church upon the earth.

How I live my faith

 I am the First Counselor in the presidency of our children's youth ministry, which we call Primary. Each Sunday, myself and the other members of the presidency welcome the children to Primary. We watch over their spiritual growth, help teach weekly group lessons, oversee the teachers in the organization, and love everyone while doing it! I live in a predominantly non-Mormon community. My co-workers and friends all know that I am a Mormon, and I welcome questions from them. If you know of a friend or co-worker that's Mormon, and you have questions, why don't you ask them? Mormons love talking about their faith!