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Hi I'm Trina Blocker

I am a mom, wife, sister, student and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother of 5 children. 4 teens and a 20 yr old. I am currently taking american sign language classes and starting school soon to become a special education teacher. (and terrified to be starting college at 42 yrs old). I have a wonderful husband and we have been married for 21 years. I am a HUGE football fan and love being a football mom. I was adopted as a baby and have a beautiful sister from my biological parents. I have a third side to my family from her adoptive family. I love family. It is everything to me. My children are the very air I breathe and my marriage is my joy. I have a wonderful life though I have had my share of challenges and do every day. I have had problems with my legs since the age of 4 and walking to the next room is a painful challenge. But it has strengthened me and made me the person that I am. Challenges create in us compassion. Compassion leads to getting to know people of all types and having lots of love in our lives. I am grateful for challenges.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always been intrigued by religion. Always wanted to know more about this "God" I would hear about from time to time. My parents were not at all religious due to various reasons though I knew both had been raised in church. My mother methodist and my father baptist. I would go to church a couple of times a year with my grandmother and every thanksgiving weekend with my aunt and uncle. I wanted to know more. My uncle is a preacher. Lovely man. He and his wife would give me bibles and children's bibles often and I would read over them often in my room. At home I would beg my mother from a young age to take me to church and she would find friends to take me. When I was 10 yrs old a dear school friend invited me to her church which was the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day saints. I spent lots of time in her home as she lived right behind me. By age 12 I would go to the baptist church in the morning, the mormon church in the afternoon and the methodist church at night and did this for about 3 years. I asked questions. LOTS of questions. I drove all my youth leaders crazy with constant questions. I studied a lot from the bible and book of mormon. I wanted to understand. I felt the spirit strongly in my friend's home and at the mormon church. I definately got the most answers from them. They seemed to want me to understand where a lot of other adults in my life would just say I didn't need to understand those things. The things I learned at the mormon church seemed to follow the closest to the bible. The book of mormon made the bible even easier to understand. I understood through them how much my Father in heaven loves me. I was baptized at age 18 and have loved my choice. I love the understanding I have received and the thoroughness of the teachings to my children. Most of all, it has given my a greater understanding of my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I understand all that He has done for me and why. I understand His love for all of us. I am truly humbled.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by my actions in my daily life. I always try to remember that everyone that lives or has lived or will live is a child of our Father in heaven, that they are MY brother or sister and they are important. I read my scriptures regularly and talk to my Father in heaven constantly through prayer. I teach the gospel to my children so they can understand who they are and how important they are and how they should treat others. I have worked with the youth in our church for the last several years and before that I was a cub scout leader for 8 years. I try to treat others in my community like my family. I try to reach out and help when I can and to set a good example so that people will want to know more about Christ. I make sure I thank my Lord and Saviour every day for all He has done for me. I try to live my life in a manner that shows I am His follower and because I am far from perfect I repent daily. I understand the process. I know that He loves me and forgives me. I know that I am very important to Him individually and that He knows who I am. He feels my pains and my joys. I love my Savior and try to live a grateful, humble, loving, unselfish life in the manner that He set the example for with His life. I know I fall very short of this goal and that without Him I could never return to my Father.