I was born in Romania and came over to the United States when I was seven years old. On occasion on my blog I’ll write some of my history (though I haven’t done it in some time, I do intend on continuing it). I came to the United States on July 4, 1982 with my mom and my sister. We lived in Houston for a couple of years with our father (who had escaped Romania earlier). We moved to California, where I grew up and went to high school. In California, my mom divorced my dad over his abusive nature, we joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, and I got my calling to serve a mission in Romania for the LDS Church. Just a month before the mission, we moved to Utah. I got my bachelor’s in International Politics from BYU in 2001, a masters in Library Science from Simmons College in 2005, and am currently working as a professional librarian in Pennsylvania. Life is grand and I am very happy. I married Jaime last year in New York City, in the Manhattan Temple, and our baby, Ava Simone, was born in May, just seven weeks ago! I still keep up on politics on another blog called The Good Democrat. Jesus Christ is my Savior and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is His church. The Book of Mormon is true and will help one get closer to God. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is an anchor in this turbulent day when the winds of the world blow in all directions at once. How wonderful it is to have the simplicity of the Gospel as your guide!
I’m me. Graphic designer extraordinaire, urban master teacher of social studies, adjunct professor, and now most importantly– Mom. I tried to do the farm life, but that just wasn’t me. I’m a city dweller through and through, so we’re back in NYC, while I pursue the principalship. Hopefully I’ll be the principal of a new secondary school that I created. We’ll see what happens.
I try to live by the quote,
“Work like you don’t need money,
Love like you’ve never been hurt,
And dance like no one’s watching.”
I’d hope that my actions are in line with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, as He is the most important influence in my life today. My husband and I are strengthened and brought closer together through our devotion to His gospel. I know that He died for our sins so that we may live again in a much better afterlife. I know that Joseph Smith was a prophet of God, and that the Book of Mormon is the story of Christ visiting the people of the American continent. I know that as I follow these teachings I am a better person than I ever thought I could be. And I hope that I can bring others to the same happiness I have.
I’m going to let daddy write this for me until I can actually type. I was born in May, 2006 in Pennsylvania to loving parents who care very much for me. I haven’t shown my dispositions yet towards any talents or fields of study (I’m still just twenty months as of this update!), but I love listening to music and watching Elmo. I look really cute in the clothing bought as gifts from all of daddy’s and mommy’s friends and thank them immensely for them. I’m learning all these words from Mommy and Daddy. Pretty soon my typing will make sense. Bye!
I can now walk, run, and ride my tricycle around the house and the neighborhood. I am really good at putting things away and keeping things clean, but when I want to make a mess– Look out!