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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a wife. I'm a Mother. I'm a Volunteer. I'm busy living. And, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a busy stay-at-home Mom with five children. One of my daughters is what I like to call my "bonus child". I call her that because she's my step-daughter. I didn't meet her until she was 6, so the "bonus" part is that I didn't have to do the pregnancy, sleepless-nights, terrible twos and potty training days. I got her at just the right time and I love her like she's my own. I also have 4 other children--Two daughters and two sons. My husband and I like to joke that we were lucky--we ended up with 4 kids and 2 birthdays. My boys are identical twins--age five. My girls are exactly 6 years apart--ages almost 8 and almost 2. My step-daughter is 16 and lives with her mother. With such young children I spend most of my time and energy keeping everyone clothed, fed, clean and the like. There was a time in my life when I questioned if staying home with my children is what I wanted to do even though I knew it was the right thing to do. I have since gained a strong testimony of the power that a Mother has in the lives of her children. This is not only where I need to be, it's where I want to be.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Church. However, when I was about 15 years-old, my parents made the heart-breaking decision to stop attending the Church. This was a critical time for me. I had to make a choice and learn for myself if I believed the things I'd been taught all my life. It was a time of exploration and self-discovery. The result A strong and unbreakable testimony that this is the one True and Living Church on the Earth today. I read the Book of Mormon and then the Bible and the rest of our Standard Works. Before I even turned 16 I had completed my reading goals. I have since spent as much of my time and energy as possible in working towards building up the Kingdom of God on Earth through my service in the Church and to my fellowman. This Gospel is responsible for my day to day happiness. It has taught me, and continues to teach me, the principles I need to attain everyday joy. I have developed a relationship with, what I know to be, a loving and kind Heavenly Father and his son, Jesus Christ. I look at my membership in the Church as a life-long mission to be better and to do as much as I can to make my little corner of the world a better place.

How I live my faith

Currently I work with the small children in our Church. I have the incredible opportunity to serve in the first place that our smallest members get to visit, we call it the Nursery. I have children from the ages of 18 months to 3 years-old. Many people think that what I do is babysitting, but it's so much more. While we do many of the things that pre-school children do, like coloring, singing and playing with toys, we also teach the children the basic principles of our religion and of being good people. In Nursery the children learn how to share, how to love, how to say "Sorry". They learn what the scriptures are. They learn how to recognize temples and our modern-day prophet. But, most importantly, I am entrusted with helping them learn about Jesus Christ and who he is. In turn, they also learn that they are Children of God and of great worth. For many of these children, one of their first words is, "Jesus". I couldn't be more blessed than to share in this amazing experience.