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Hi I'm Aleda M

I grew up in a rural town in NY. I have had many experiences affirming God's presence in my life.

About Me

I am the mother of three wonderful boys. I am currently re-married to a wonderful man who has adopted my two boys from my first marriage. I am a Respiratory Therapist and an EMT. I run a Smoking Cessation Support Group on Facebook, and I enjoy helping others.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I have a testimony that God leads His people with scripture and prophets as He has always done since the time of Adam. I not only believe in Jesus Christ, I know He lives. I know He loves me. I know He really does hear and answer my prayers. I have felt His presence in my life in undeniable ways. I could never pretend that I didn't know the truth. People say you can't know for sure that God exists--I say you can. Just as you can know for sure that you love someone- you can know for sure that God loves you. You can ask for Him to come into your heart and you will feel that love--just as you feel the love you have for your spouse and children. I am a Mormon because I believe God will always lead the way for His people to find Him. My Heavenly Father would never leave me alone with no way to return to Him- just as a father loves his children, so does our Father love us. I have had blessings poured out on my family in times of need. Blessings that were miraculous and amazing. These blessings were a result of the faithfulness of others and their willingness to listen to the Holy Spirit when it gave them a task to do. I thank God for these angels. I thank my Heavenly Father daily for the love He has shown me. I thank Him for the example He is to me. I thank Jesus Christ, my brother for the gift of the Atonement--without which I would not be able to fulfill my purpose on this earth. Heavenly Father cares about each one of us and being a Mormon affirms that to me every week, every day and every hour. I look forward to the time when I can return home to His house and have that eternal embrace that I long for as a child of God that is so far from home. I look forward to meeting my brother Jesus and thanking him again for all that He has done for me. Until I can return home to my Father's house, I will continue to try to be more like Him, and in so doing, be a better wife, mother and daughter of an eternal Heavenly Father.

How I live my faith

I greatly enjoy playing piano at church. I also love having the missionaries over for dinner every week. My family has been in the Hill Cumorah Pageant and it was one of the best experiences we have had together. I love to see my little boy (he is 3) sit in church and fold his arms to pray. He is always excited to go to Nursery and play with his friends. Between my first and second marriage, I was a single mom for 8 years. I could not have been such a good mother, had it not been for the support of my church. The kindness and support I was offered allowed me to complete my education, and to start a career that allows me to support my family. The friends I have at church are lifelong and have changed my life for the better.

What is the role of the husband and the wife in the family?

Aleda M
The role of the husband and wife in the family are clearly different but have the same goal. The goal is to return to the presence of our Heavenly Father with our children. To meet this goal, our Heavenly Father has provided us with blessings to help us. Fathers have been blessed with the power of the Priesthood. This is the ability to draw on God's power to give a blessing to heal and/or comfort family members and others. Fathers also lead, counsel and teach. Mothers are given the blessings of being able to help bring life into the world through childbirth. This is however, not the only blessing they have. Mothers are blessed with knowledge, kindness, compassion, charity, and gifts of the Spirit. Both Fathers and Mothers work together to realize the goals they have set for their family. This may require a mother to go to work while a father stays home with the children. There are many non-traditional families where this is the case. Couples must work together to to meet the needs and demands of their family. Decisions are made together. There should be no dominion of one spouse over the other. When there is a dispute, each spouse would be wise to pray about what to do, and come together to discuss it. When you have a common goal in mind, the decisions tend to come easier. When your goal is set on an eternal family- and set with an eye toward God's will, most decisions are not difficult. God blesses families that seek Him and put Him at the heart of everything they do. Show more Show less