In the last few months, my husband and I made some drastic changes in our life. When we met he was anti-religion. His family is Catholic and that never did anything for him nor did it do anything for me. Now, I am not saying I am anti-catholicism or anything of the sort. What I am saying is that if you let it, the Holy Ghost will show you where you belong, wherever that place may be.

I grew up with some amazing members down the street from me. I moved into the neighborhood when I was 10 and they immediately took me in. The Walker’s were the first people that were nice to me, always inviting me to go out with them. This was my first glimpse into the Mormon lifestyle and I didn’t even know it.

January of 2014 my neighbor stopped by and brought me a copy of the Book of Mormon and invited me to her Book of Mormon class. I started attending and loved it. I had even set a baptism date. Then I met my husband and he lived a little over half an hour from me. I started spending most of my time with him which left no room for my Book of Mormon class.

A few months after we were married, we were looking for a movie to watch. Very nonchalantly Alex says, “I think I want to get baptized,” and then continues with his conversation. Well, immediately I text one of my former missionaries to tell her the good news. From there she sent us Elder Stubbs and Elder Brklacich.

Elder B. Myself. Alex. Elder Stubbs.
Elder B. Myself. Alex. Elder Stubbs.

Instant connection with my husband. We were like the 4 best friends that anyone could have.

Alex was reluctant at first. He would get angry I’d invite the boys over without asking him first. But they were so persistent. I remember one time I was in church without Alex and they could tell it bothered me. Stubbs took my house keys, grabbed a member and drove to my house to go get Alex and bring him to church. It was that dedication that I think turned Alex around.

I was baptized March 29 and Alex on June 6. After seeing a positive change and the wonderful people Alex started developing his own testimony.

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Washington Dc Temple with Alex – August 2015.

When we met there was no way I could picture how our life would turn out. I never once thought we would be going to the temple together. It was one of the most spiritual moments of my life and I know it has only made us closer. I know that Heavenly Father has a plan for all of us and meeting my husband when I did was absolutely part of the plan. Everything that has happened to us has brought us here, together. For that I am eternally grateful.

The husband that was so reluctant at first is now more recognized in our new ward than I am. We’ve been here two months and if he is ever not with me, people ask if I’m new. When I tell them I’m Alex’s wife it’s a lot of apologies and “your husband has such a presence and spirit about him.” I could not have asked for a better man. I am usually the outspoken one but having a husband who takes that role, especially in church, is a huge blessing. I am so proud of him. I cannot wait to see what else is in store for us.

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