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Hi I'm Trudy

I'm a Mormon. I'm a retired teacher, a wife of 49 years, a mother, a friend, a lover of books, a gardener. I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am the mother of six children, five of them living, and my husband and I have fifteen grandchildren and one great-grand daughter. Our family is the most important thing in our lives and we cherish each individual. My husband and I have been married for forty nine years and he is my friend, confidant and a very wise man. I value friendships and try very hard to stay connected with people who are my friends . I love learning and I seek out activities that help me grow into a better person. I grow beautiful flowers and reading is my favorite past time. I taught elementary gifted students, English as a Second Language to middle school students and 9th grade health and ESL to high school students. I loved learning about other cultures and traditions from my students who were immigrants and refugees and were very brave people to come to a new country and begin their lives anew. The best thing about being a teacher is seeing that spark of passion when my students "get it!"

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in another Christian religion and was troubled as a child to hear the Pastor say that we are wicked and sinful. I couldn't understand why if we were created in His image, we wouldn't also be good like Jesus. My father had been an inactive member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints and my mother had investigated this church. She and I were baptized when I was ten years old. It made all the difference for me to know that my Heavenly Father loved me and thought I was worthy of His love. Being a member of this church has been life changing for me. It is logical to me that there is a Godhead of three separate beings: the Father, His Son and the Holy Ghost. They each have a role to play in my life. My Heavenly Father is a Supreme Being who hears and answers my prayers. His Son, Jesus Christ, is my Savior and Redeemer and by His Atonement, I can be forgiven and have the hope to be reunited with Him after death. The Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is my guide. When I live my life in accordance with the commandments, I can expect that He will help me make good decisions and be a charitable, kind person who finds joy in serving others. One of the most comforting blessings of membership in this Church is that through our temple marriage, we can be sealed together with our children and their families and can be reunited one day with them and our infant son, who passed away at the age of six weeks. Our spiritual experiences at the time of his birth and death confirmed for us that ours is a loving Father and that families are at the core of the Plan of Happiness.

How I live my faith

Because I am a teacher by profession, I have had many opportunites to teach in various organizations in the Church. I currently teach a monthly class in our Sunday women's class. I have also served in all the organizations for children and youth and my favorite calling is being a Visiting Teacher. In our Church we take care of one another, as Christ taught us to do. I go every month with a friend and visit four women and their families to see if they have any needs we can attend to. We give them a short lesson and share our love for them through our testimonies. We have many opportunites to serve not only those who are members of our Church but also those in our community. It is exciting to try to live the way Jesus lived. I love my life. I am a Mormon!