Hi I'm Monique
I am a mother, a sister, a daughter, a friend. I'm a Mormon.
I went to college and got my BA in Education and my master's in Curriculum and Instruction. I married my college sweetheart! In my spare time I like to quilt, scrapbook, read and run. I have four children whom I love dearly, even on those crazy days.
While dating my husband, I had questions about his religion. Growing up, I went to several different churches with my mother, most leaving me scared of things to come. I remember being afraid to die when I was little because I knew that I had sinned. Although not active at the time, he encouraged me to go and find out for myself. I went with him for quite a while. I met with the missionaries when I felt that my learning was being stifled. I knew I needed to take the next step. I prayed about the decision to be baptized and received an overwhelming warm and positive feeling come over me. I know that Heavenly Father spoke to me and told me that my decision was the right one. My boyfriend (soon to be husband) baptized me not to long later. I knew this church was true when I learned about having a prophet living on the earth today. I know that Heavenly Father loves us too much to leave us alone. Something that takes getting used to by one person was the one thing that I knew was right from the start. I was grateful for the knowledge that this life is a preparatory state where we can prepare to live and be with our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ. I am thankful to have the knowledge of the plan of salvation and the gift of repentance. I know I make mistakes, but now I know that I have the responsibility to repent and try harder to gain eternal salvation.
I live my faith by doing what the Lord asks of me. I currently work with the children ages 18 months to 11 years. I prepare and plan for the lessons that I will be presenting to the children and do my best to always convey what the Lord would have me share. In my home I do my best to do the thing the prophets (and the Lord) have asked us to do. Daily personal prayer and scripture study, family home evenings, family scripture study and prayers and eating together as a family. It isn't always easy, with four kids and busy schedules, but I know these are the things that will build up a strong family and keep us close to one another. I want my children to have a strong foundation and have a good example from their mom on what it means to live your faith. I am not perfect, but I strive to do better each day.