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Hi I'm Ticia

I am from Idaho. I have four awesome kids. I love to run, garden and make friends. I love my life. I'm a Mormon

About Me

I am living "my dream." I always wanted to be a mom and take care of my kids and my house. I thought it would be simple, easy and peaceful. I found out that I was wrong, not about it being my dream, but about it being simple, easy and peaceful. I start out each day before it's light outside. I begin with a prayer to Heavenly Father. This time helps me take inventory of my life and ask for help with what I am worried or concerned about. After prayers I go running. Something about pushing my physical limits makes me feel like I did something great that day. Also, it gives me time to make plans and reflect on what I could be doing better. Sometimes things can get a little crazy around here with all that we have going on. I wouldn't trade our daily routine for anything, and I am glad I have the gospel to ground me and provide guidance. My kids get more complicated in every way with each passing year. It is helpful for me to remember they are children of God and that I have been entrusted with them here. With this knowledge I can be a little more patient, a little more loving and a lot quicker to forgive. There is more to me than the four kids. I also have a great husband who is just as funny and kind and wonderful as when we were dating. I love to spend time watching football with him or doing projects, or just watching him be a human jungle gym for the kids. He is the best part about my day...everyday. I have a really happy life.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up a member of the Mormon church. That's why I became a Mormon, but that is not why I am a Mormon today. I have chosen to be a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints because I know it is Christ's church on th earth today. I consider it the greatest blessing of my life to have the true gospel of Jesus Christ as a daily influence. I know that Christ's church was restored to the earth through the Prophet Jospeh Smith. I know that the Book of Mormon is true scripture and that by studying it and applying principles it teaches I can be a more valiant follower of Christ and his teachings. I know that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints has the authority to baptize and give the Gift of the Holy Ghost and that same authority allows me to be bound to my family forever, not just for this life. I know all of these things to be true because I have asked in sincere prayer to know. I didn't want to devote my life to something that everyone told me was true. I wanted to know for myself. Heavenly Father answered my prayer, and with that answer I can live each day knowing that I am living my life the way He would have me live it.

How I live my faith

I live my faith in my own home by following standards of the church such as being careful what I view in the media and what I take into my body. I live my faith by praying in my home both by myself and with my husband and children. I live my faith when I obey a prophet of the Lord who told us to hold a weekly meeting on Monday night with my family. During this time we learn gospel principles play fun games and have a small treat. My children love this time and I know that Heavenly Father loves to see families spending time together. I live my faith by growing a garden, having a monthly budget, reading scriptues everyday and a lot of other things that I don't do perfectly. I live my faith publically when I go to church each week and meet with our congregation. I help lead the women's group in our church. I do this on Sundays and throughout the week. We meet regularly to discuss the needs of the women in our church. We plan activities to lift the burden that all women bare of living busy lives. These meetings are meant to offer relief through education and spiritual enlightenment and, they are fun on top of that! One of the goals for the women I lead is to build unity and friendship. We try to have activities where friends and neighbors of all different faiths will feel welcome and can leave feeling like their burdens were lightened as well. Aside from all of these things my greatest goal is to live my faith be doing what the Savior would do in every situation. I do not have a perfect record of that, but I do have a perfect example in the Savior. I feel the most like I am living my faith when I am in the service of someone else, be it a neighbor, friend, family member or stranger. I try to live my faith a little better each day.