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Hi I'm Travis

I have an eye for uplifting things. I'm a Optometrist and a Mormon.

About Me

Father of three hearty boys and married to my best friend, everyday is a fun one. I work for the Navy as an Optometrist. I check the eyes of 20-25 year old sailors and get them ready to deploy and serve our country. I love what I do at work, the Sailors I work with are upbeat and laugh at my jokes. No matter how good my day is at work, I always have a smile of anticipation on my ride home. Heaven knows that raising three boys is anything but textbook, but togeather with my wife it is truly a joy watching our boys learn and grow.

Why I am a Mormon

For a long time being Mormon was just who I was. My Mom was Mormon, my Dad was Mormon, and my best friends were all Mormon... to do otherwise would be just weird. As it turns out I did not live with my parents forever and eventually added several friends that were not of my faith. That was when I had to find a reason for myself to believe. From an outsiders point of view the LDS church has some fantastical ideas, so for me to tie myself to the LDS theology, I wanted to be sure. I really don't have one awe inspiring experience that I can point to in my memory that created the turning point in my spiritual life, but several small experiences that created the bedrock of my faith. Through obedience to truths that I was taught I found the Lord blessing my life with happiness and understanding. Feelings of warmth and happiness would fill my soul in quite moments when I was left to my own thoughts. Today I feel I stand on a mountain of now powerful experiences that has cemented my faith in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ.

How I live my faith

I live my faith the only way I know how... one day at a time. I know it sounds quaint, but truly our mortal experience here can be a bumpy one. The Lord in his great plan means to test and to try us, "For whom the Lord loveth he chasteneth" (Hebrews 12:6). Through these trials we are able to learn and grow and to become more like our Father. In the end I know it is not so important on what difficulties I pass through in this life, but the attitude I have while approach them. We also learn in the scriptures that "men are, that they might have joy" (2 Nephi 2:25) So how do I live my faith, one day at a time with a smile.