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Hi I'm Tracy

I have been married for 25 years to my wonderful husband Brian and we have 5 children and 1grandchild. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Family means everything to me and although our 5 children are nearly all grown, I still keep pretty busy being a Mom and now enjoy being a Grandma to our first grandson. My husband and I have been married nearly 26 years and fortunately we still love to spend time together! A few years ago we discovered that we love cruising and look forward to going to the Caribbean on our next trip. Another thing that I love to do is read and since I got a Kindle, I always have 2 or 3 books going at once. Last year our book club celebrated ten years together! I have learned a lot from being in this club, both from the excellent literature and the wisdom of these wonderful women. In a few years I hope to have finally earned my bachelor's degree from Brigham Young University. I finished taking classes there in 1988, the same year we had our first two children, but have continued to take classes through their independent study program. As a young girl I always wanted to go to BYU and I absolutely loved my college experience there. A highlight was definitely when my husband proposed to me on the fifty yard line of the football field when it was covered with snow. We continue to be big BYU football fans. I also love to play games with my family, scrapbook, make cards, play word games, and cook.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when I was a baby and I am very grateful to have been raised in the Mormon church! I have always felt the love of my Heavenly Father and had a desire to please him. As I grew and strove to follow the commandments, I was blessed to feel the Spirit and gain my own testimony that the church is true. That feeling has been confirmed so many times. The Holy Ghost bears witness of truth and I feel that witness when I read the scriptures, attend the temple, and pray. I am grateful for the peace of knowing that life is eternal and that we can one day live with God again and with our families forever.

How I live my faith

Faith is active and has to be nurtured daily to stay strong. I try to pray every night and morning and sometimes throughout the day, especially if I am concerned about something or just feeling very grateful for all my blessings! Other things I do to continue learning and feeling the Spirit are to read my scriptures and church magazines, and to write in my journal. It is important to me to serve in the church and right now I am enjoying teaching the 12 and 13 year old girls. I love teaching because it helps me to be more disciplined in my Gospel study and the girls are so fun. Throughout my life I have had opportunities to teach almost every age group, including adults, and have been in leadership positions where I helped to plan and organize activities. Serving in the church is one of the great blessings of being a Mormon. It can be hard for a shy person to do the many things I have been asked to do but I have always gained so much from my service, including increased testimony as I have often felt Heavenly Father's love and guidance while I am trying to "do His work." In addition, I have loved the friendships of those that I am serving with. Many many people have helped and served me also. In the church, I know that I will never be alone since we are commanded to follow Christ's example and love one another. I am so very grateful to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.