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Hi I'm Kalleen

Mother to 4 super sons, a beautiful daughter-in-law, one grandson, and wife to one great man! I'm a fifth generation Mormon!

About Me

I was born and raised in Missouri. I'm the youngest of seven children to Dick and Norma Tracy! Yes, my dad goes by that name even though that's really not his name! I'm married to an incredible guy and we have four terrific boys!! I've been blessed in that I've not had to work outside the home and have been able to be with my boys throughout their lives. I do teach piano and have, on a couple of occassions, done a few short-lived part time stints, but for the most part, I've always been a homemaker and feel very fortunate to do so! Music is my passion. I play the piano and sing. I love spending time with my family. We enjoy camping, snow-skiing/boarding, hiking, playing games, all kinds of water sports, and having great conversations! Personally, I love to read, but don't do enough of it. Life is a wonderful journey!

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised LDS, but like everybody else that is baptized into the church, I had to come to know for myself that the teachings and principles that I was brought up with were really true. Honestly, the Mormon religion has always been very comfortable with me. It always seemed so right and so easy. I know this is in part due to my upbringing. When I would see friends making choices that I felt were wrong, it was just more evident to me that I was glad I had the knowledge that I did and do still have. Doesn't mean I was perfect by any stretch, but it made my choices that much easier when I knew what the natural consequences were if I chose unwisely. I am a Mormon, now, because I believe it to be true. After much soul searching in my college years, I realized I was leaning too heavily on the faith of my parents. I really needed to know if what I FELT to be true, really WAS true. It wasn't a bolt of lightening. It was more like little impressions or feelings that I have gotten throughout my life -- the whisperings of the spirit -- that would confirm to me that what I had and knew were right and true. My faith and my testimony grow each day as I put into practice the teachings of Jesus Christ. I know that I still have much to learn and that I am far from being the person I know the Savior wants me to be, but as long I continually strive to improve myself in becoming more like Him, I will continue to be blessed. Even when times get tough, it is to this source, my Father in Heaven, in which I seek guidance and comfort.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to raise my four sons firmly in the teachings of the Savior. Family is a huge part of our faith and culture. So it is important that we teach our children His doctrine. My husband and I both serve in positions in the church that can demand a lot of our time, but frankly, I can't think of a better way to spend my time than serving my brothers and sisters. You really have to learn to balance your time between family, work, church and other matters that are just a part of daily life. But it can be done. You learn to delegate, prioritize, organize, and rely on the Lord to give you the strength, so that you can enjoy life to it fullest. My faith is a daily thing, not just a once a week or on special holidays thing. It is my life -- it's who I am and I certainly don't mind that it defines me. The teachings are plain and simple, and to me, beautiful.

Why don’t Mormons drink coffee, tea, or alcohol? What is the Mormon Church’s law of health and proper diet?

The Word of Wisdom, or abstaining from certain substances that are deemed harmful to your health, has always been a part of my life. I'm grateful that I'm part of a church that recognizes clean living. I feel because of this, I lessen the chances of certain diseases and ramifications of their use down the road. It's a matter of wanting to live a life not worrying if I'm going to suffer the consequences of making choices that could hinder my health! There's enough toxic chemicals we're exposed to on a fairly regular basis that I don't want to increase that risk. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Absolutely! Unequivocally and resoundingly, YES! Show more Show less