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Hi I'm Alicia

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

 I married my sweetheart June 2009. We have 6 childen total. Aging 6 months to 11 yrs. I am originally from NY. My husband is born and raised in ID. As of right now I am a stay at home mom. Which most days I'm extremely grateful for and others not so great It's hard to blend families. It's something I have to work on everyday. Our family loves the outdoors. We love to have at home baseball games. We play rock band, and Zumba together. The one thing I know for sure is that family is everything. I am so grateful for my husband and my children.

Why I am a Mormon

 This is a hard question to give an exact answer to. I wasn't raised Mormon. My father was always against it. He still is. My mother was what she would call a seeker. A seeker of the truth. I remember going to lots of different churches. And then she found the Mormons. I was about age 9 or 10. I never really got a true testimony until I was much older. Actually I was 17 to be exact. I remember going to school and feeling kind of lost. My friends all drank and partied. And that's what was important to them. I always felt different than them...like I didn't belong. I saw the lives of my family..my friends. It was like a constant cycle. I didn't want my life to be like their's. I didn't want my live to be mediocre. And that's what it seemed like to me. I didn't know what to do differently. So I started going to church regularly. That's when I really decided to be "Mormon". And that has grew. In 2006 my first child, my daughter Natalie passed away. It literally destroyed me. I remember thinking to myself I must have done something horrible to deserve this punishment. This was my fork in the road. I remember someone telling me. "Alicia you are either going to dive head first into the church or you are going to run away". It was never a question. If I hadn't known about eternal families. That we can be together forever. I don't know how I would have survived losing my child. That was the one thing that kept me pulled together. I can never say how grateful I am for that. Being Mormon... what a wonderful blessing that is. For me and my eternal family. 

How I live my faith

 I have been called to teach. I find this calling both wonderful and terrifying at the same time. It's scary each month to get in front of the woman. I really have been enjoying giving lessons. I always learn so much. You really get to know eachother. I love that. I am also a visiting teacher. I have a son in scouts, and a daughter in activity days. They LOVE it. I think it's wonderul that the church has such fun activities for children. They learn survival skills, and get to go camping. They get to know other children in the community who have the same morals as they do.