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Hi I'm Teri

I'm known for my crazy work projects. I love to bike with my husband, and go to our cabin with family and friends.

About Me

I'm a wife and mother of four kids, and now we are adding in-laws and grand-children. My family, both nuclear and extended brings me the greatest joy in life. I love to be outside. We have a cabin on Puget Sound and that is my favorite place in the whole world to take a walk with my family, friends and dog. When our family isn't walking, my husband and I are riding our bikes, preferably by the water. If I must be inside, I love to be eating and talking with friends. I love people and their history. I believe everyone has a good story.

Why I am a Mormon

My mother joined the church when she married her first husband. When my mom married my dad, she sent us to primary, a children's organization in the church, but our family never went to church on Sunday. When I was in elementary school, I was always looking for a church to get me back to Heavenly Father. I went to a number of churches with friends, but none of them felt right. I was always worried about the afterlife. So when I was in elementary school, my best friend had just moved from Utah, and she belonged to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. She invited me to come back to church with her. I remembered primary from when I was little, and always loved the primary songs. I had even been baptized, but never went to church. So when I was in 7th grade I started going to church, with my friend. Through prayer, reading the scriptures, Book of Mormon and Bible, and participating in the Young Women's program of the church, I came to know that this church had the blessings I was looking for. Namely a way for families to be together in the afterlife. I loved my family so much, I couldn't imagine being without them. So when I met my husband at Brigham Young University, we chose to get married in the temple, so we could enjoy the blessings of family forever.

How I live my faith

So now through serving in the Family History Center in our church, I can find even more family to enjoy, both living, and those who have gone before. I usually enjoy anywhere I serve in the church, but I also have met many dear friends serving in our community. I truly gain so much from being able to pray everyday, about who to serve, and appreciating who has served me and receive peace and comfort through answers to my prayers. I know that Heavenly Father loves each of us, no matter how strong, or how weak our faith is. He truly is waiting for us to pray so he can bless us with answers to our deepest, or most mundane concerns. I have chosen to partake of his blessings through the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and being a full participant in Christ's gospel has brought me joy and comfort, that is impossible to measure.