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Hi I'm Alison

I'm a native Texan. I substitute teach. Four awesome kids call me mom. And I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the youngest of 8 children and spent a lot of my childhood crammed into the back of a Station Wagon, losing board games to my brothers, and tagging along after my long suffering sisters. I wouldn't trade that for the world. I'm grateful for my mom and dad who fed us, clothed us, and taught us everything we needed to know to thrive. They taught us to be good and kind people. We learned responsibility. And most importantly, we learned that we are beloved children of Heavenly Father. I attended Brigham Young University after high school and earned a B.S. In Psychology. I worked my way through college as an Optician. Need someone to adjust your glasses and psychoanalize you while you wait? I'm your gal. Now I'm a wife and mom of four awesome kids. After my youngest started school, I got a job as a substitute teacher, which I really like. I enjoy reading, crafting, sewing, gardening, pinning things I am never going to make on Pinterest, and chauffeuring little people around.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I know that our loving Heavenly Father has provided a plan for his children to be happy. The joy that comes through living a Christ-centered life is indescribably great. As I continue to learn and grow, I realize more and more the awesome blessing that being a member of the Church of Jesus Christ is in my life.

How I live my faith

At church, I help run the women's organization. As women, we serve each other, teach each other, and strengthen each other. At home, my biggest job is to teach my children. We have family prayer where we thank our Heavenly Father for all of our blessings and pray for the needs of our family and others. We also read scriptures together. Last year, we read the Book of Mormon as a family and this year we are reading the New Testament. In the community, I am a substitute teacher. I love my job! The children I get to be around are so sweet... even when they are a little naughty :) When I am with them it truly helps me understand how much our Heavenly Father loves his children.

What do Mormons believe about the nature of God?

God is our Father in Heaven. He is a loving parent. We are made in his image. He has a tangible body that looks like ours, but his body is perfected. God loves us, we are his children. He wants us to be happy and he really wants us to live with him again in the next life. As a loving parent, he has provided a plan for us that will bring joy in this life and the next. Show more Show less