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Hi I'm Alie

I am mother of a special needs child, school counselor, a life coach and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife and a mother (2 kids are mine and 4 are his) and I'm a Mormon! I'm very grateful to have found such a wonderful husband. We were sealed (married) in the temple for 'time and all eternity.' This sealing extends to our children and to parents and grandparents. What a blessing it is to be sealed and have those relationships continue. My favorite place to be and feel at peace (other than in the Mormon temple) is the beach :) I love the sound of the crashing waves, collecting sea shells, making sand castles and enjoying the cool weather. I grew up in Southern California and moved to the desert in 2006. I'm employed full time as a school counselor. It is very rewarding to help students work towards their goals. I studied Psychology in college and then went on to study Counseling. I'm grateful that I can work when my children are in school and then be home with them afterwards.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents were born and raised in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (aka Mormon). I am grateful for their testimonies and example to me. Many of my ancestors were pioneers who crossed the plains in handcarts. What an example they are to me of faith and perseverance! I grew up not doubting that there was a God. He has always answered my prayers, although sometimes on His timeline. Being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints has sustained me through many trials. When my son was born, we found out he had two different syndromes and we weren't sure he would even live long. He had open heart surgery when he was 3 days old and spent the first month in the hospital followed by 2 more months in the hospital (when he was 5 months old) and another surgery at 3 years old. He also has significant cognitive disabilities, seizures, and 2 years ago was diagnosed with mental illness. The news of his disabilities was heart breaking and difficult to understand. I had always lived a healthy lifestyle and wondered WHY I had a baby like this! Although this was hard to accept at first, I realize now that he was sent to me to help me learn patience and to help others as well. I know that Heavenly Father could cure him, but there is a reason for everything that happens in life. Challenges can be turned into learning opportunities. In 2004, my mother was diagnosed with cancer. She struggled for 1 1/2 years and passed away in November 2005. This was a very difficult time for me. I was doing to school, doing an internship and going through a divorce. My extended family, and mother, lived hours away. I was on my own trying to get through this trial. I am so grateful for my Savior who was there for me. He has not only atoned for out sins, He has bore our sorrows, pain, grief, etc. He KNOWS and UNDERSTANDS our trials and is the only one who can totally comfort us. That comfort was an amazing blessing when my mother passed.

How I live my faith

I have served in many calling in the church with the toddlers, young children, teens and with the women teaching, and also as a counselor in the woman's organization as well as with the young woman's organization. Currently, I serve by visiting women who I see at church on Sunday (in my Ward) and check on their well being and assist them as needed.