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Hi I'm Auburn

I'm a wife and mother. I'm Puerto Rican. I love classic rock and chocolate. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a thirty-one year old wife and mother to a one year old baby girl. I was born in Spain and raised in Texas. I'm half Puerto Rican and half Caucasian. I used to be an oral surgical assistant - which I absolutely loved! I love working out especially running and swimming. I also like knitting and enjoy cooking/baking for special occasions. I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder ten years ago so I don't get to do those things as often I as I would like. I love spending time with my husband and daughter - they mean the world to me!

Why I am a Mormon

I joined the church when I was twenty-one right before I was diagnosed with bipolar disorder. It was a crazy time in my life. I was either manic with tons of energy or so depressed I couldn't get out of bed. I was failing all my courses in college and had no idea what was happening to me. I felt lost and hopeless. At the time I had a Mormon friend who I always asked about the Church. I wanted answers to everything from where we came from to why Mormons didn't drink coffee. He finally said that since I had so many questions I should talk with the missionaries. I took that as a challenge and agreed to meet them. I was convinced they would not be able to answer any of my questions. However, they did answer my questions. They explained that the Church was restored through the prophet Joseph Smith and that they worshiped Jesus Christ. They talked about where we came from, the purpose of life, and what happens after we die. They spoke about a modern-day prophet and apostles, just like in the Bible and how revelation was still coming from the Heavens to guide us today. It was comforting to know that God didn't leave people today without a prophet or additional witnesses of Christ. The more I learned, the more I wanted these wonderful things to be true. The best part of their message was that it was not coercive. The missionaries showed me a scripture in the Book of Mormon that clearly stated that if I wanted to know the truth about the Book of Mormon or anything else that I could know if I just asked God. That night I prayed - mainly out of desperation. I knew I couldn't go on living life without any meaning. So, I just asked to know the truth. After a moment, I felt overwhelming joy and peace. I knew that was Heavenly Father's answer to my prayer. I decided to be baptized and have never regretted that decision since.

How I live my faith

I'm a visting teacher, which means I get to visit with several other women in our congragation once a month. We teach about the gospel and talk about what is happening in their lives. It's so fun to get to know those sisters and make unexpected friendships. My husband and I get to teach sunday school for the 11 year old children. Since we are both converts to the church ourselves we are constantly amazed at all the things the kids know about Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ and the gospel. We know they are learning from their parents at home and we know how important it is to do our best to teach them even more. It makes us strive to be better parents to our baby girl. As a family we pray in the morning and evening and before meals. We enjoy using our Sunday school lesson to study throughout the week.