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Hi I'm Trudy

I'm a daughter, I'm a sister, I'm a mother, I'm a tax professional, I'm a music lover & I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up on a dairy farm until my teen years. We moved off the farm because of economic reasons and I finished growing up in the suburbs. I was always tough to work hard & serve others. I have loving parents and a strong family. I am the youngest sibling with three brothers and ten sisters. I have many nieces and nephews. Our family gatherings are never lacking. I have been working for as long as I can remember. There's never shame in an honest day's work, no matter what it is. Some of the job's I've done include: babysitting, clerk at a fabric store, tutor, catering, fast food, engraver, receptionist, AP Clerk, Human Resources, Payroll manager, Accounting Manager, Start Coordinator, Finance Manager, Mom, piano teacher, tax preparer. My church callings have been: piano accompanist, teacher, visiting teacher coordinator, visiting teacher, missionary, nursery worker, primary president, primary secretary, Laurel advisor and miscellaneous commitees. I have a beautiful family of my own with two children. My daughter was followed by my son two years later. Just after my son was born, my daughter was diagnosed with Leukemia, so we knew that was a sign that was as large as Heavenly Father wanted our family.

Why I am a Mormon

I'm a Mormon because I was born in a family that's been in the restored church almost from it's inception. Actually, that's why I was baptized when I was eight, the age of accountability. However, it's been over 30 years since then, and I'm STILL a Mormon. My conversion truly began when I was 14yrs old. I had a seminary teacher who on the first day of seminary, told a moving history of Joseph Smith from a unique perspective. Just as the spirit was strong, he asked us if we would do what Joseph Smith did for what we believe in. I realized, I'd been living on the testimony of my family. I determined to gain one for myself. I delved into the Book of Mormon and my faith in Jesus Christ blossomed. I have realized I am nothing without Jesus Christ. I have been challenged numerous times on why I believe what I do. It's simple...I know it's true because the Holy Ghost, the only true witness for God, has born witness to my soul. The true promptings of the Holy Ghost cannot be denied, nor will I ever deny them. I am Mormon because I want to be a follower of Jesus Christ and without Him, my life is empty.

How I live my faith

Faith is a verb. Faith is when we prove, with our actions, what we truly believe. I live my faith every day by trying to remember first and foremost who I am. As a daughter of God, I have many responsibilities and privileges. I start every morning in quiet meditation with the words of the prophets. The scriptures are my lifeline. This helps me bring focus and perspective to my daily activities. I follow this with my daily supplications to my Father in Heaven. Prayer is the power that gets me through the day. It is usually through these activities that I find solutions to problems, comfort when my heart is hurting, and an understanding that I am loved and watched over. He understands my every need and desire of my heart. I then wake my children and have them join me in family prayer. Although I'd love to say these are great faith-building experiences every morning, they are not. They are a daily struggle, but they are worth every dirty look and groan, because like I did, they are learning the gospel of Jesus Christ and they have direction and purpose. As they go outside the home, they are realizing what precious gifts these are. I currently work outside the home as a tax preparer. None of my co-workers hold to the same standards as I do, so I participate when I can, and put my earphones on when I can't. I love to listen to uplifting music or conference talks while I work. I try to only engage in the positive conversations about co-workers, although, like most women, this is difficult when there's such juicy gossip! This is a new challenge for me, and I am learning the blessing that come from not participating in such harmful activities. I try to fulfill my church responsibilities whatever they may be. All callings work together and it is just a blessing to have a calling. I have a way to serve every week, every month, every year assigned to me! I try to find random acts of service to bless the lives around me, as I have been blessed.