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Hi I'm Blanca

I am a wife and a mother. I love sports, especially football. I joined the church when I was 19. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to a wonderful man who helps me to be the best person that I can be. We are parents to an amazing 7 year old boy. I love being a mom and being able to enjoy life with my family. It didn't always used to be that way. I used to work long hours at a hospital and then a surgery center. I loved my job and the people I worked with. Work was my priority. Last year, I became very ill and was diagnosed with Chiari Malformation. In March I had to have brain surgery to correct it. I'm grateful that I have had this trial put before me. It helped me to realize the importance of my family and the sacrifices that I was making for my job. I now stay at home and take care of the things that matter most...my family. Although some days are tough and I feel like I want to go back to work, I know that I am where I'm needed most...at home. I love having the time to volunteer at my son's school, help him with his homework, attend his sporting events and having dinner as a family. I also get to enjoy spending time with my friends, my siblings, and my nieces. I love to have fun and laugh. I now truly get to enjoy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up in a home where I was taught to be a good person. My parents weren't extremely religious. I knew that there was a God but I wasn't sure of anything else. My mom took us to a local Catholic church until I was about 12 years old. I never really felt like I fit in. I went through my teenage years without too much drama. When I was nineteen, I should have felt like I was on top of the world. I had everything a girl could want, yet I felt like something was missing. I felt empty. I soon became friends with Kevin and his sister Elizabeth, who were LDS. I started to go to activities with them but was too afraid to ask questions about their religion. One night, Elizabeth invited me to see the Christmas lights at the Mesa Temple. It was there that the missionaries asked me if I wanted to learn more about their church. After meeting with the missionaries and reading and studying the Book of Mormon, I had finally found what was missing in my life...the gospel of Jesus Christ. I was baptized on January 28, 2011. My decision cost me my friends and my family. My parents were very hurt and angered by the decision that I had made. Even though my parents didn't agree with my choice, I knew in my heart what my Heavenly Father wanted me to do. It wasn't easy having to choose between my parents and the gospel, but I know that I have been blessed for doing it. My parents eventually came around and accepted me for my beliefs and my relationship with them and my siblings have been strengthened tremendously. I met and married the love of my life in the Mesa Arizona Temple. We have an amazing son named Carter. Although life hasn't always been perfect, knowing that I am a daughter of God has given me the strength to overcome the trials that I face. I have accomplished and have gotten through things that I never thought possible through the strength of the Lord. I know that through Him, I can make it through any challenge that I face.

How I live my faith

I have the wonderful opportunity of being able to work with the youth. I LOVE the young women so much. When I was first called to work with them, I was terrified. I had always work with the younger kids so I felt very intimidated.The young women are amazing and are so strong and courageous. They are such an example to me. Being able to work with them has strengthened me and my testimony of the gospel. I try to live my life making righteous choices and decisions because I want to be a good example. I'm not perfect and I make mistakes but I try to do the best that I can. I love to serve the young women and I look forward to seeing them each week. I love the other leaders that I get to work with. Some of them have turned out to be some of my very best friends.

How can I know Mormonism is true?

From my experience, I have come to know of the truth of this religion by studying the scriptures and praying about what I was studying. As I was doing this, I kept an open mind and heart, so that I could feel the answer to my prayer. Show more Show less