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Hi I'm Lucie

I'm a Mormon. My family is my treasure, and I've been a teacher most of my life.

About Me

I met my husband at a music department recital in which we were both participating. His mission to Ireland kept me in touch with him because W.B. Yeats was my favorite poet. I completed a B.A. in English (history, music) where I was a member of Kappa Delta. Later, I also earned an M.A. in English. I've been an English teacher and a music teacher as we've moved from Utah to California to Montana, back to California, to upstate New York, to England, back to New York, and to Colorado. I've loved participating in musical ventures, accompanying wherever needed, refining my own musical skills, and sharing the excitement of the masters of music with my students. Sewing and obsessive cross-stitching keep me entertained. I'd rather read a book than cook any day. My ancestry is important to me--100% Welsh--and we have a small Welsh business to promote Welsh culture and souvenirs. I enjoyed designing, sewing, and dressing my Welsh dolls and working with my younger daughter to give them true Welsh names. I also scrapbook a lot, garden very little, dust rarely, and enjoy doing the laundry. I still iron clothes and pillowcases. Our two little grandsons are the joys of our vacations.

Why I am a Mormon

Although I grew up in a predominantly Mormon community, I reached various crossroads in my life where I needed to decide if I would follow what I had learned from church teachers and leaders or not. Sometimes I stumbled, but my conscience always brought me back to the gospel path. After marriage, difficulties led me to do some deep thinking and reading about the purpose of families, and the roles of men and women in the church. These efforts in research have helped me to know that I am basically an obedience person and follow the commandments. I have been blessed with help at critical times to keep me on the path that the Lord has set for me so that I can return to live with Him and see my loved ones again. I am so gratified to be able to help others and learn from them. I know this is the only way to live; the peace in my heart tells me this truth every day as I strive to be obedient.

How I live my faith

The gospel is part of every facet, decision, and action in my life; it is deeply ingrained in all my activities, which are better for its influence. In various wards, I have been able to teach the entire four (or, formerly) five) years of scriptures three different times. As so often happens, the teacher learned/is learning more than I'm giving to my students. I have been so grateful for these experiences. I decided to become a piano teacher because I saw a need to continue music education in the church. I conduct my portion of our family life based upon what I have learned in Relief Society meetings, both spiritually and temporally. My family and life are what they are today because of the gospel, without which we would not have the unity, love, or blessings that we do. The gospel permeates my life.