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Hi I'm Alexa

I'm an Iowan. I do ultrasounds of the heart. I'm a daughter, sister and wife. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Alabama with my younger sister and mom. My parents divorced when I was 3 so I don't have many memories of a united family. My grandparents, as well as my extended family comprised of great aunts, great uncles and cousins, played a huge role in raising me. I moved to Iowa for college and my sweetheart. I work in healthcare as a Cardiac Sonographer (heart ultrasound). I live in a small farming community in Iowa with my husband, cat and golden retriever. I love the outdoors and being creative. I was raised southern Baptist. A friend happened to introduce me to the church- and my now husband. I investigated the church for over 4 years before I joined. During that time I discovered my ancestors were Mormon. I am the only one on my side of the family that is a Mormon; however, almost everyone on my husband's side belongs to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I feel like it's where I belong. Before I joined the church I felt like something was missing. I didn't think I was missing a church because I had been baptized, I prayed and I had felt the Spirit, but something kept drawing me in. I was put in situations where the Mormon church was available to me. There were friends and classmates that just happened to be Mormon. Soon I began taking the lessons. At first I was upset. The missionaries kept telling me I wasn't baptized correctly. They told me I wasn't feeling the Spirit as strongly as I should. I was offended. This happened for over 4 years. Four years of friends, soon to be in-laws, and missionaries talking to me about the church. I finally got to a point where I was ready. Ready to give the Lord 110%. Ready to live worthily. I was baptized, and it was one of the best decisions I have ever made. The missionaries were right. I hadn't been feeling the Spirit as strongly as I should. I wasn't feeling all of the God's love. Now that I have been baptized and live worthily, I feel so connected to my Heavenly Father. I seem to be more patient and loving of others. I better understand the Bible and Book of Mormon. I ENJOY going to church for three hours (this was the hard one in the beginning(; ). Sometimes it seems that I have a direct line to Him, and down that line comes a plethora of love and blessings. I am a Mormon because that is who I am. Being a Mormon makes me happy. It is that little puzzle piece that was needed to complete the picture. It wasn't just decision I made. I was a lifestyle change that has greatly improved my overall life.

How I live my faith

How I live my faith now isn't too much different from how I lived it as a Baptist. I try to pray multiple times a day, especially before meals and before bed. I try to read the Word daily. Now I have the added benefit of the Book of Mormon. I show everyone God's love by being caring and considerate. I go to church every Sunday where I teach a youth Sunday School class. Yes, there seem to be more "rules" to be Mormon; however, I gladly decline coffee and alcohol. I am fine driving to the "big city" to only go to church and not shop because it's Sunday. I am happy to speak without using profanity. I do these things not because the church tells me to. I do these things because I feel worthy of God's love when I live the way he has instructed us to. I want my Heavenly Father to be proud of me and how I live my life.