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Hi I'm Mia

I'm a theater geek. I married my prince. I'm a mom to three knights who conquer dragons. I'm a dreamer and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I'm Mia and I'm probably the biggest dreamer...ever. I've been performing in the theatre since I was a small child. I read everything I can get my hands on; not to mention, I randomly break into song and dance. Okay, maybe I don't spontaneously break into song, but I would love to sometimes! So perhaps that's why I've become such a dreamer. I met my husband while working at Disney and we've been inseparable ever since. He's kind, loving and gentle and the prince to my princess. (Every gal's dream!) I am a mother to the most wonderful son on the face of the earth. He inspires me to be the best mom I can be everyday. I can't forget to mention our family's two babies Lola and Gizmo, our Shih Tzu, who are always ready to lend a hand at cleaning up the baking scraps on my kitchen floor. We are southern by birth and have become transplanted westerners by choice. I love to write and create new adventures in my stories, especially for our son, nephews and nieces. We love to have fun together as a family and explore the beauty of nature that Heavenly Father has created. There's never a dull moment in our house and we wouldn't change a minute of it!

Why I am a Mormon

I had always been very faithful to the Lord in my own way. I prayed and believed in Him the way I'd been taught to do when I was a little girl. I grew up knowing about Jesus and his life on earth. I knew that God loved me and that I was special. But I did not grow up a Mormon. I was pentecostal. So how did I go from pentecostal to Latter-Day Saint? That's an easy answer-my husband. Well, when I met him, he wasn't my husband just my really good friend and I had no idea he was a Mormon. In fact, I was oblivious to Mormons. I knew about them, sure. I had little-to-no real idea as to what they believed other than what I had been told. So it came as quite a shock when I started dating my one-true-love when he told me about his faith. I had no real desire to learn about his church, in fact, I was scared for him. What would my family say? So I never pursued it and he never pushed me to it, but he always mentioned it. He talked of missionaries and prophets, of truth and love. I agreed to read the Book of Mormon with him and pray about it. I felt something "click". I had to know more now. He arranged for the missionaries to meet with me. They spoke of the same prophets and love and of Joseph Smith. The boy who wanted so much to know the truth that he asked God so fervently that He answered him in person. It was like I had been working on this puzzle my whole life and I couldn't quite solve it. Finally, the missionaries helped me find those missing pieces. I prayed for the truth and I found it. I was baptized not long after. I had been faithful and prayed before thinking the Lord was guiding me. Now, I know He does. I feel His love everyday and I am so blessed to have found my husband when I did. As for my family, they love me regardless. They even have begun to investigate themselves. I know that this is the Church of Jesus Christ and Joseph Smith was called to restore it on earth. The missionaries helped me find the pieces to my puzzle, now let them help you find yours.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to do my very best each and every day to serve as an example to my friends, family and everyone I come into contact with. My family and I love to attend church services on Sundays. Whenever there is an event at the church, we love to go and participate. My boys absolutely love to spend time there with other members and friends. It's also a really awesome way to connect with other women who believe and feel the same way I do about certain things. We volunteer with other members in our community. My son has activities that keep him involved in our faith and learning to put others before himself. The children's program lead into young men and women programs which give us comfort knowing he will always have friends and mentors to help him make the right choices in life. We participate in weekly family home evenings that strengthen our faith as a family and give us the opportunity to develop bonds that last forever. The time we spend together making memories because of our work with the church is something my family will never forget.

What do Mormons believe about Jesus Christ? Do Mormons believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God?

Jesus Christ is the literal Son of God. His birth, life, death, and resurrection fulfilled the many prophecies contained in the scriptures concerning the coming of a Savior. He was the Creator, He is our Savior, and He will be our Judge. He gave His life on the cross to save us from our sins. His loving atonement gives us the opportunity to repent for our sins and be forgiven. Through His Resurrection, Jesus Christ saved us from death. Because He overcame death, we will all be given the gift of resurrection, that is to say our spirits will be eternally re-united with our bodies. When life on this earth is over, Jesus Christ will be the final Judge. Show more Show less