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Hi I'm Allison

I grew up on the South Shore in Massachusetts. I'm a mother of three boys. I love to write. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a very creative person. I love to learn new things and have homeschooled all three of my boys. On the weekends I help with the care of a wonderful girl who is physically and mentally challenged. I have been trying over the last year to write a novel but it can be challenging to find the time although thoughts pop into my mind constantly while I am doing other things. I have been married for 25 mostly wonderful years to the same amazing guy, my husband Leigh. I am the oldest of eight children and I try to remain close to all my family including the family I married into.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a member because it gives me direction. It has helped me raise my children in righteousness. One of them is now serving a mission and I couldn't be prouder. I know the church is true and that its foundation is the teachings of Jesus Christ. The church makes me a better wife, mother, sister, daughter and friend. I am a member because of something I learned when I was a little girl and I still believe it - 'I am a Child of God'. He knows me by name and He loves me. With that knowledge in my heart life is good.

How I live my faith

I was born into the church. My parents were both converts, in fact my dad was baptized the day after JFK was killed. Growing up in Massachusetts when I did I felt like a bit of a pioneer because there weren't many members around. I had to stick to my guns and stand up for myself. I had to try and be a good example and I think that made me stronger in the gospel. I met my husband at BYU and I have always believed in the power of knowledge. I am glad the LDS church promotes education and encourages members to constantly learn, not just about the gospel but about all good things. I feel the need to nurture my skills and my talents because they are gifts from God. I am so fortunate to belong to a wonderful family. They are also a gift from God. They are a buffer to me from the cruelty that I often see in the world, a place where I can go and feel loved and accepted. It is why I also find genealogy and temple work so important. I have been called before as a visiting teacher and to various positions in the Primary organization. Now my calling is to help a handicapped young woman so that she can go to church and enjoy the music. She must have everything done for her and at times it is tiring but I know that one day she will be my dearest friend and we will talk and laugh and walk together.