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Hi I'm Audrey

I am wife and mother of four beautiful children. Two of them have been diagnosed with Autism. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to blog and scrapbook and take pictures of my family. I consider myself a life photographer because I try and capture the beauty in my life and preserve it for future generations.. I blog and make books out of it every year to give as gifts to my family members. I have a Loving supportive husband, two beautiful sons and two beautiful daughters. My second oldest son and youngest daughter have Autism. I am a behaviorist for them. I write behavior intervention plans, advocate for them at their IEP's, and use all the prevention/extiniction techniques I can to help them live happy, productive, well adjusted lives. I help them with all their developmentally challenging needs and also balance the needs of my other two fantastic children. We have a great time together as a family and love to spend time together. Also, I am in a hiking group to explore the gorgeous nature and wildlife in California , and am in a book group to see other perspectives and learn from others' experiences. I graduated from college in family sciences and am a homemaker now doing a great work trying to influence for good the future generation.

Why I am a Mormon

When I was young my parents brought me to church. I was taught to love the Lord, keep his commandments found in the Bible and try to be like Him. As I neared the age of eight, I was asked if I would like to be baptized. I considered my feelings about the church and my family and what I had learned growing up attending there. I did decide to be baptized and I remember to this day a calm, warm, clean feeling as I was taken up out of the water. I felt the spirit very strong as I was confirmed a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and given the Gift of the Holy Ghost. I felt happiness, peace, and love. I feel this when I renew my baptismal covenant each week as I partake of the sacrament. I know that trying to live this covenant to mourn with those that mourn, always remember Christ, and keep his commandements give meaning and purpose in my life. I also feel great peace and happiness in knowing that the Lord's church is restored on this earth, that we have disciples and prophets like in the time of Jesus that can testify to us of God's will for man and that we can have the spirit confirm these things for ourselves. I love the Lord and his Church. I love that my family is sealed together for time and eternity in the temple through the God's priesthood authority on the earth. I love the Relief Society , an organization of women who serve, and do great things because they are striving to be disciples of christ. I love the welfare program of the church. I love the bible and the Book of mormon and all the guidance it gives to me in my life. I love that my daughter currently goes to seminary to study the Old Testament each morning at 6:05am to have a great start to her morning before high school. I live this gospel for myself, my family, and my Lord and it brings me great happiness.

How I live my faith

I love to serve and make others happy. I love to bring a meal to those coming home from the hospital. I enjoy making blankets, and hygiene kits, and attending to those who are down in any way. Charity never faileth and it helps me to gain perspective. I have challenges of my own, but I feel the Lord gives me comfort and faith through trying to do as he would do and serve my family and those around me. I love to talk to other mothers of children with Autism. I feel my children are a real blessing. They teach me patience and many other Christ like attributes in my striving to serve them. We can learn together and support one another through our hard times. My husband and I have date night each week and every other week take our two typically developing children out to places which are harder to go with our special needs children. Our children have been blessed with compassion and understanding by growing up with these siblings. My son with Autism is nonverbal and I rely on the spirit very much to help know his needs. Serving him as the Lord would and relying on the Lord helps me to be the best mom I can for him. I do all that I can and live this gospel I know to be true and rely on the Lord to bless me as I bless others.