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Hi I'm Alecia

I am raising a son with special needs and live my life with no regrets. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My Heavenly Father has blessed me with experiences and gifts that have helped me in my role as wife and mother for the past 26 years, as mother to four children, grandmother to 2 grandsons. 18 years ago my youngest child was born premature. As a result he developed cerebral palsy, hydrocephalus, and developmental delays. My experiences in learning how to help him achieve small developmental milestones led me to study the field of early childhood education and receive a Master's degree. I have worked as an early intervention specialist, education consultant and I am now working as a leader in a large early childhood education program for families experiencing poverty. Our family loves spending time together, which usually includes some basketball, singing, rough housing and lots of laughter. My motto, “No Regrets” comes from the belief that all experiences, whether good or bad, give us knowledge and insight and helps us develop into who the Lords wants us to become. Living life with no regrets mean to value the lessons life teaches you and to let go of those things we cannot change. I know that God has a plan for us. We are clay in His hands. He uses the tools of the potter to bend us, shape us, mold us, and to create within us a useful vessel where sometime was see only a lump of clay, God sees so much more within us. “Now suppose I subject myself enough, in the hands of the potter, … He would make me into a vessel of honor.”—Heber C. Kimball

Why I am a Mormon

Being a Mormon provides a foundation of faith in Jesus Christ. He is my Savior and whom I rely on to know how I should live. Studying Christ's life in the Bible and Book of Mormon helps me to know how to be a better wife, mother, teacher, and leader. Our family has been blessed by the restoration of Christ's church on the earth. We have experienced miracles through priesthood blessings, comfort and guidance through the Holy Ghost, and council and wisdom through living prophets. These blessing have only come through ordinances found in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. I love reading stories of Christ's life on the earth. He spent his days with the lonely, the sinners, and the weak and afflicted. He sought out those who needed him the most, he offered healing and forgiveness. He does that today. Being a Mormon helps me to feel Christ's presence in my life.

How I live my faith

I serve with the children in our church. It is so powerful to hear our very young children testify that they know they are children of God, they know that God has a plan for them, and that they can return to live with Him someday. I have witnessed how the church has given guidance to parents in raising their children with faith in Jesus Christ and a love for His words found in the scriptures and from our living prophets. I use the teaching of the Gospel in my work with children and families in my community. I try to live my life so that I can have the influence of Christ's spirit when I make decision in my work, from assigning teachers to classrooms to how to help a parent engage in their child's learning. I try to use examples from the scriptures to help me become a better leader. When I arrive at work each morning, I try to take a few minutes to sit in my car and pray that I can have the ability to see the needs around me and that I can do better today than the day before.

What is faith?

Alecia
 Believing. Believing in Jesus Christ. Believing that our Father in Heaven and Jesus Christ know what is best for us and submitting our will to theirs can be the hardest part of faith. Faith grows, it start small with just a desire to know the truth, then as we nurture that desire with study of the scriptures and prayer and obeying Gods commandments, the desire becomes knowledge. Faith is the first principle of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. He asks us first to believe in Him, and then repent, then to come unto Him through Baptism, and then He will bless us with his companionship through the Holy Ghost.    Show more Show less