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Hi I'm Monica

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a special ed teacher and a lover of "doing good." I love to see people smile. I enjoy making moments happier for myself and others I interact with through self deprecating humor or silly antics. I enjoy listening to stories and observing behavior. I believe it is people that help create joy for us in this existence. It is true in my case. I am currently "recovering" from a bout with unemployment. Though it was a rough time and I agonized through it, I am grateful to have experienced it and I hope not to have to do it again. My life's experiences have helped me to develop "gypsy blood." I move frequently and love to travel. I enjoy moving. I love to meet new people and learn new places. My heart is full of love for the wonderful people and places I have been privileged to be a part of! From Helsinki to the southwest desert and Italia to the midwest I continue to go where the wind carries me and l embrace my adventures.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I am a seeker. I seek knowledge from books and experience. Though I was born into a family of members I spent some time as an adult attending other churches and studying their philosophies and methods. I returned to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because they not only had all the answers to all my questions but through activity and obedience my confidence increased. My fears lessened. My desires to do good were not only enhanced but magnified. I love being a Mormon, it is more than my religion, it gives me purpose, vision, and a way to accomplish the things a that are most difficult in my life.

How I live my faith

I try to live my faith in everything thing I do. I like to leave things better than I found them. When I start my day with prayer and scriptures, especially the Book of Mormon, and then end my day with sincere prayer, my days are more productive, my sleep is more sound, and I am more encouraged to do better tomorrow. I have hope. Hope is a powerful thing. Living with hope is critical in these trying times. Hope is the constant I get when I live my faith.