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Hi I'm Alexandra

I was born in New York and raised in Pennsylvania. I am a physical therapist and a wife. I am a mormon convert.

About Me

I have a masters in physical therapy and minor in psychology. My husband is in the Marines and we are enjoying married life. I love doing yoga to challenge myself as well as enjoying a good read or movie with my husband. I have a very large, loud Hispanic family that I do not get to see all that often (too big and spread apart) so being introduced to my husband's quiet family was quite different. Growing up without much of a religious background, I am still adapting to this new lifestyle. Are my husband and I perfect? Absolutely not, and we don't pretend to be, but I hope to grow with my husband as we come closer to God one day at a time.

Why I am a Mormon

The main reason I decided to convert is because I want my children to grow up withe morals and standards my husband grew up with. I want them to grow up with good role models as he did and to have a close church family as well. Family is priority in the church which is important to me because even though I have a large family, we are not as close as I'd like. I'm hoping to change that pattern with my future children as I know the heartbreak that comes with a family divided.

How I live my faith

As busy as I am with work (and all the paperwork that comes with it) I miss out on a lot of free time, but when I am able I try to take part in activities organized in the church, though I'll admit it's not as often as I'd like. I find myself trying to just be a good person more so than before my conversion. I try to think more positively and to give people the benefit of the doubt. I also try not to judge people as I did before but that is one of the many challenges I face everyday. I try to remember the love Jesus had for others and realize I myself have gone through trials and don't always act appropriately, so I try to change my attitude basically asking myself "what would Jesus do?" and become humbled. I realize I am a work in progress and know that when I do help others, it has to come from a good place and not just to meet the expectations of others or make myself look good.

What is faith?

Alexandra
Faith to me is believing and trusting without needing proof. I often pray when I am having hardships and I know my answers aren't always going to come in forms that I anticipate or in a timely manner by my standards. I have come to accept that heavenly father gives us the answers and blessings we need as He sees fit for our situations. We may not realize the blessings we are receiving until after the fact but faith is knowing that we will be taken care of no matter what. Show more Show less