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Hi I'm Monica

I'm a fourth generation Arizonan, a wife, a mother, a terrible volleyball player, and I'm a mormon.

About Me

I love being a mother. It's not always easy, but it is always worth it. We live in a small rural community where we can give our children a simple life. We enjoy being 5 minutes from the woods so that we can go hiking, camping, or mountain biking. My sons raise 4-H animals, and that takes up quite a bit of our time several months a year. We don't have many entertainment options in our community so we spend lots of time together as a family playing games, watching movies, baking treats, or going for drives.

Why I am a Mormon

I know that Jesus Christ lives, and that he knows me personally. I know that he is God's son, and that he died so that I might live again. This knowledge helps me to be a better person. I believe in the principle of progression, which is a good thing because I'm as far from perfect as you can get. Each day has new struggles, but with my Heavenly Father's help, I know I can make it through. As a Mormon, I know that my family can be together forever. I think that knowing we are all stuck with each other for eternity helps us to try harder in the day to day. I was born into the church, but it wasn't until I met my husband that my testimony really grew. I was a college student when we went on a blind date. My husband wasn't a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Trying to explain my beliefs to him was what strengthened my testimony the most. Many of our first dates were spent talking about the Gospel of Jesus Christ because my husband had never met a Mormon before. Learning together has always been one of the building blocks of our marriage.

How I live my faith

Our family goal is to be an example of the believers. We want to try every day to live our beliefs so that anyone watching would know we follow Jesus Christ. Sometimes that's hard, but I think we get a little better each month. Life is hard, and I look forward to Sunday each week as the day we can rest, learn about our Savior, and spend a quiet day together. I'm grateful for oppertunities to help others around me. One of life's greatest ironies is that he or she offering service is almost always benefitted more than those being served. I want to teach my children to be observant and to look for ways to help those around us. The most miserable people I've known are those that are only concened with themselves. When I have the chance to serve others my own problems fade into the background, and I realize that nothing is as bad as it seems.