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Hi I'm Troy

Raised by the "Free Range" style of parenting with a dash of New Age, I always gravitated to friends with strong LDS families.

About Me

I am a 47 year old outgoing, fun loving, wife, mother and friend. I have a 20 year old daughter that suffers from mental health problems, a 17 year old son that loves to play LaCrosse and is very serious about school, and a 13 year old daughter that loves crafting and her iPad! I currently stay home since moving to Nebraska for my husbands work. I was raised in the Seattle area, lived in the Denver area for 11 years, Arizona 4 1/2 years and now I am in Nebraska. I enjoy connecting with friends on FaceBook, reading (I'm in a book club), going to lunch with my friends and my lifelong hobby of dieting. I love to spend time with my husband and children watching British comedies!

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised by an Atheist father and a New Age mother. The Sex, Drugs and Rock-n-Roll mentality was a driving force in their life. They both had so many vices, I joke that the only way to rebel against them was to become a Mormon! I saw the destruction of living with little to no moral values take it's toll on my family. I knew from an early age that I wasn't going to follow in my parents footsteps. In 5th grade my best friend was a Mormon. When so many others wouldn't let me play with their kids because of my parents, this family accepted me and planted the seed in my heart. Don't get me wrong, I was by no means a saint as I grew older. I have had two serious boyfriends in my life (before I met my husband) and both ended up being very inactive Mormons with VERY active families in the LDS church. I loved how I felt in these homes and finally I remembered Ginger, my best friend in 5th grade and the feeling I had in her home. I wanted that feeling in the home I wanted to have some day. It took me a while. After two years of on again, off again missionary discussions, Heavenly Father finally put his foot down and gave me a huge wake-up call. I called the mission home crying that I had to be baptized that week, and I was! That was in Sept. 1990. I love the gospel and the strength it has given me. I feel privileged that I can teach my children about the love that I know that our Heavenly Father and Jesus Christ has for each and every one of us. I find happiness in the knowledge that if I never meet Ginger again in this life, I will have the opportunity to see her in the next and tell her and her parent's "Thank You", for loving a girl that needed a friend and because of that, I will always have my little family with me throughout eternity.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by trying to be a better person each day. I enjoy attending church on Sunday and getting my spiritual "booster shot" for the upcoming week. I love going to the activities that are planned for the women each month. I have learned about everything from the last moments in Christ's life to meal planning for busy families. I have learned how to live a better, more fulfilling life through living the Gospel of Jesus Christ. I have had opportunities to serve others in and out of my faith; have been served by others hearing the prompting of the Spirit after I have said a prayer for help and my faith grows stronger by each experience. I know that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father and that he loves me.