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Hi I'm Chandra

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I have been called many things in my professional career, some of which should not be repeated in polite society. It is all in a days work. I don't take it personally, especially since I know I am not really a "Toe nail sucker." I am a Special Educator at a private day school for teens with Emotional Disabilities who are a threat to themselves and others. I spend my day trying to provide these students with a structured, positive, and engaging environment that is safe to learn academically and behaviorally. That is just my day job. My life revolves around my adorable husband and my hilarious toddler. My dream is to be able to stay at home with my baby. I get a rush from bargain shopping. I love checking sale adds and matching them with coupons to buy items super cheap. I get excited about going to garage sales Saturday morning. Right now, my husband is finishing his Master's degree so I am needed out in the work force. I am a wife, a mother, a daughter, Special Educator.

Why I am a Mormon

I have devoted Mormon pioneer ancestors, but I didn't learn about them until I was older. I come from a long line of in-active Mormons (they didn't go to church.) I was invited to go to church with my grandma when I was 11 years old. I had to be taught by the missionaries to get baptized, even though my great-great grandfather helped establish the Mormon colonies in Mexico. I remember how the lessons that I learned at the Mormon church helped me to change my perspective on life. I loved the idea that I was a daughter of God and that everyone was a child of God. If I repent, I could be closer to our Savior. I do not have to be ashamed or feel guilty- these emotions are not from Christ. He has already suffered and felt these emotions. I didn't have to be alone. I loved the fact that the Mormon church is not a faith of doom and gloom, but of optimism and hope. I don't have to fear the future because I have a Prophet who guides and prepares me for what may come. It was helpful to learn that trials are for our benefit if we chose to come closer to Christ.

How I live my faith

I have held many different positions in the church. From teaching Sunday school (bible study) to working with Boy Scouts. I am currently working with the nursery. These are the little ones who are 18 months to 3 years old. I am in charge of teaching them a lesson and a song. I get to hang out with my little son and my husband who are both in nursery also. I make sure to always take time for Christ daily. My husband and I say prayers together evening and ask a blessing on every dinner. We read scriptures every night before we go to bed. We have a special day of the week (it used to be Mondays, but my husband has class on that day) that we have Family Home Evening with my sister-in-law and her family. We start with a prayer, teach our young children a lesson about Christ and his teachings, sing a song, have a game/activity, have a closing prayer and eat a snack. It is a great way to bring our families closer together while teaching our kids about the Savior. Sometimes my days get crazy and I am not able to have a formal scripture study, but I always make sure to have a prayer in my heart.