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Hi I'm Teddy

I am the wife of a busy dental student, and mother of a beautiful girl. I love to run, be outdoors, and cook. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am the wife to a busy dental student and the mother to a curious, beautiful little one year old girl. I grew up in Utah surrounded by the beautiful mountains in my backyard, but I am loving living here in the Midwest in the gorgeous open land and cornfields! I grew up always wanting to be a mother. I have always loved little children. I took some time off of my college education to spend time in Cuenca, Ecuador where I worked in an orphanage and was in charge of 30 little children whom I loved more than anything. I wanted to steal them all and bring them home with me! As soon as I got back to Utah and back in school I met my husband at the University of Utah and we were married a year later. We were poor as church mice while plowing through school and working full time, but the memories we have of those days are some of our happiest. Before we knew it we both graduated and were off to the Midwest for a whole new phase of life to continue on my husband's education to become a dentist. I worked as a teacher of 2nd graders for one year before we had our beautiful little girl. I couldn't ask for a better job than staying home as a mother, enjoying every (mostly every!) moment as she quickly grows and continues her curiosity for life! Now that I am a mother at home, I continue to stay busy and happy with running, biking, triathlons, loads and loads of laundry and housework. I love to cook and try new recipes, sew, and read when I find the time.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because it gives me a reason to wake up everyday and be the best that I can be. What a blessing to start out each day on my knees, praying to a Heavenly Father who loves me and wants me to succeed and be happy. No matter how hard life can become at times, I feel so blessed that I know and understand my purpose here on Earth, where I came from, and where I will be going after this life. I have a Heavenly Father who listens to me at any time of the day, for however long, no matter what mistakes I've made or sorrows I'm feeling. He comforts me and wants me to be happy. I am a Mormon because I've read the Book of Mormon, prayed about it, and I can't deny for one second that it's true. It is a powerful book that each day gives me guidance and helps me be a better person, a better wife, and a better mother. One of the greatest comforts for me of being a Mormon is that I know without a doubt that my family can be together forever. Being married and sealed to my sweet husband in the temple means that we will be together for eternity. At death there is no parting, life will never end with my family. What a comfort it is to know that I can be with the ones I love forever and ever. I never have to worry about losing anyone forever and not seeing them again. Our family has a motto of "no empty chairs" and that means it's our goal to all work together, help each other, and build each other up through the hard and difficult times so we can all make it back to our Heavenly Father together...all of us. Being a Mormon makes me happy. I know my purpose here on the Earth and what my Heavenly Father expects of me. I know that each day is a new day and I can, with the help of my Savior, always improve and become a better person. It's never too late to ask for forgiveness and utilize the atonement. It's never too late to return back to church. And of course it's never too late to reach out to the Savior and feel His love. He is always there, ready for us to turn to Him.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by starting out each day with a prayer to my Heavenly Father and ending each day in prayer. Reading my scriptures each day helps me to be more like my Savior as I continuously learn about Him and His example. I try to treat others as my Savior would, to not be judgemental and to love everyone as I know my Savior loves them. Each Sunday I attend church to uplift me, to re-energize me for a new week, and learn more about this wonderful gospel and it's teachings. There are so many wonderful members of this church who continuously bring me up and make me a better person. I have the opportunity to play the piano in primary each Sunday and just sitting on that bench, listening to the perfect little children sing at the top of their lungs about "going to the temple some day" and "hoping to be called a mission" is a testimony to me in of itself of how the Savior teaches us through tender mercies each day. I feel so blessed to have the knowledge that I do of this gospel, to know my purpose here on Earth. It truly is the good news!