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Hi I'm Traci

I'm a wife. I'm a mother. I'm a homemaker. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am from a small town in Idaho. I love my roots, but I am having fun figuring out city life in Seattle. I am a stay-at-home-mom to two adorable girls and wife of a medical student. I am learning great lessons about frugality, the benefits of education, and the wonder of motherhood.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been a Mormon. My faith has slowly developed throughout my life as I have attended church meetings, watched the examples of Mormons around me, and learned more about the Gospel. I am a Mormon because I know in my heart that this Church is true. It is wonderful. Whenever I read the Book of Mormon, I have a feeling of peace. When I listen to the Prophet and follow his counsel, I am happier. When I pray, I know my Heavenly Father hears me. He answers my prayers. He loves me. I know that Jesus Christ is my Savior and that through his Atonement, he made it possible for me and my family to be together for eternity. I have been a member of the Mormon church for my whole life, and I will continue to be a member because living His gospel makes my joy fuller, my sorrows easier to bear, and my life better.

How I live my faith

I work with the women's organization of the Church. It is my responsibility to organize service for members of the church who need some extra help. For example, when a woman has a baby, I help organize meals for the family while the new mother recovers and the family adjusts. Through the Church, I also work with Mormon families who have children receiving long-term care in the regional children's hospital. Most of these children have cancer. They are in and out of the hospital for months at a time to receive treatment. I help visit the families, determine their needs, and do whatever I can to ease their burdens at a very difficult time. I have learned many enduring lessons from participating in this service. I have learned that helping others makes my own burdens seem easier to bear. I have learned that God supports those who turn to Him during difficult times. I have learned to follow these words from Jesus Christ: "Fear not, little flock; do good; let earth and hell combine against you, for if ye are built upon my rock, they cannot prevail. Look unto me in every thought; doubt not, fear not. Behold the wounds which pierced my side, and also the prints of the nails in my hands and feet; be faithful, keep my commandments, and ye shall inherit the kingdom of heaven." (Doctrine and Covenants 6:34-37) I try to live my faith by those words.