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Hi I'm Tracy

I'm a mother, a friend, a sister, a daugther, AND I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love to laugh! I love to make other people laugh! The best gift that you can give someone is a good laugh! I try not to be so serious in life. I am divorced and have 2 children, one boy and one girl. They are 17 and 13. They are my kids, but they are my best friends and a huge driving force in life. We are very close and are very supportive of each other. I work in social services arena in Arizona. In this time, there are so many people that need help, so many families in need or struggling with the changes that are occuring in our nation. I am happy to do so day in and day out. Serving others (in any capacity) is always rewarding for me. I am blessed to live and work in this community. Our weather is beautiful, there is not a lot of hustle and bustle here. There are many activities to do in the area, camping, fishing, hiking, lakes, sights to see, many beautiful parks and landmarks. I take time frequently to enjoy them all, always with friends or with my kids.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon, because it just feels "right" to me. It is always difficult to verbalize emotions or feelings, but "right" is awesome. That's the only way for me to sumarize it. The church is a constant, no matter where you go, who you meet, what you do, it always feels right. Joining the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, nearly 4 years ago, was a great thing for me. I have always been a fun, outgoing, kind person but when you are who you are with a good relationship with Our Heavenly Father, everything is magnified! Everything I experience has a greater meaning, a greater purpose, and I am in love with that! Joys are more joyous. Happiness is happier. Love is lovelier. Warmth is warmer. When times aren't so joyous, happier, lovely or warm, there is a comfort that knowing that I'm not alone and that I have guidance and support. This comes from my family, my fellow members but most of all it comes from the relationship that I have chosen to have with Christ.

How I live my faith

Being that I am a convert (fairly new member), I am somewhat in the "toddler phase" of my faith. I learn new things everyday! I grow every week as I study lessons, read scriptures, articles and attend our church meetings. Once I learned to crawl, I learned to stand, then to walk, and now I'm scooting around exploring all kinds of new experiences, topics and understandings. Understanding and living your faith is a personal and private thing, some are more open and honest about it, others will talk about it to anyone that will listen. I consider myself to be somewhere in the middle. It's sometimes difficult for me to share my gospel experiences and my testimony with others and there are other times when I see someone having a hard time or going through a trial and I want them so bad to know the rightness that I feel in my life. Those are the times that speak the loudest to me, and the times when the spirit is with me the strongest. Recently, I was "called" to work with the Young Women of our Ward, and as a Ward Missionary. For me, this was HUGE, as both positions require that you be an example for others to follow. At first, I thought that the Bishop must be tired and crazy, asking me to be an example for others! As I thought more about it, he was conveying to me through these "callings" a message from Heavenly Father. He is telling me that he is proud of me, that he loves me and that I have something to share with others, and he will be there to support me every step of the way. I am looking forward to this next phase in my faith and for the opportunity that I have to explore my worth and my talents with others.

What is faith?

Tracy
Faith is a beautiful thing. My faith has been strengthened through my membership in the Church. To me, faith is believing that I have a dependable partner that knows me, the true me and will comfort and guide me as I go through my daily doings and as I go through life. Prayer strenghens my faith. Attending weekly Sacrament meetings strengthens my faith. Acts of kindness (whether given or received), no matter how big or small, strengthens my faith. Believing in things which you cannot always see, touch or feel is faith for me. Show more Show less