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Hi I'm Traci Larson

I'm an Arizona native and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife, mother, piano teacher, book lover, and avid TV watcher. In that order. My days are filled with teaching moments both taught and learned. I have been through kindergarten four times with one more to go. I think I'm getting the hang of it. When I'm not teaching, driving two kids to violin lessons, or the other two to ballet, I manage to squeeze in a little writing on the side. I have many different sides to me and it all depends on what time I go to bed and wake up that determines which me you will get.

Why I am a Mormon

There comes a time in everyone's life when you begin to question what your parents and others tell you. You realize that not everyone speaks the truth and you find it increasingly difficult to know what to believe. When I was a teenager, I began to wonder if what I had been learning in church was true or not. I could ask a lot of experts, but the best place to find answers is at the source. So I prayed. I never had a startling moment of clarity or inspiration, but I felt a peace of mind and a stillness that came every time I went to church. I felt a sense of belonging even though I didn't fit in too well with the other girls my age (or so I thought). Little by little I have come to know who I am and why I am here. Through life's experiences I have come to know my savior, Jesus Christ, in a very personal way and that I can lean on Him and drop my burdens at his feet. That leap of faith which felt so scary at first is something I do now with ease. I believe.

How I live my faith

Being a Mormon affects nearly every decision I make. What I wear, what I say, where I go. I hope I inspire others to try a little harder. I teach the youth every Sunday. I am happy for the extra incentive to live a life that others could follow. I serve three women in my neighborhood and truly enjoy meeting with them and filling any needs they have. There is tremendous happiness that comes from serving others. The Church has taught me that, and I have come across many opportunities outside the Church to help and serve making for a stronger community