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Hi I'm Teri

I grew up in California in a happy family with extended family and friends around all the time. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother with some kids out of the home and one little caboose left. I take care of an aging parent and serve at my child's school. I have many hobbies--cooking, baking, sewing, painting, gardening...most things creative. I love life although many parts of it have been overwhelmingly difficult. I continue on. I always have hope that the next moment or day will be brighter.

Why I am a Mormon

I love being Mormon. I feel complete. I understand that each of us lived as a spirit before being born on earth into an earthly body and that when we die we will leave our physical body behind with our spiritual being moved on into our next experience. I know that I will see loved ones again. I know that my family can be together forever if we choose to be.

How I live my faith

Each of us has agency to choose our paths. In doing so we also choose our consequences. I choose to live as righteously as possible. Does that mean I don't have fun?? Not at all. My choices bring me a happiness that is uplifting. I don't drink, smoke, do drugs or behave immorally. I am happy! I am a visiting teacher where I visit different women in my congregation on a monthly basis. It is one of my favorite callings (jobs) in the church. I take a spiritual message to each of my "sisters" along with catching up on each other's lives. We talk about our joys and also any sadnesses that come into our lives. We become friends. I also play the organ for my congregation...which I love. Beautiful church music fills the room and touches hearts. As the congregation sings the accompanying words the Lord's spirit becomes stronger. Those paying attention will notice the feeling. I try to treat others as Jesus would do. It's not always easy but in the end it is always worth it. I have had many experiences where the outcome has been tender and a heart felt bonding of doing the Lord's will.