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Hi I'm Tricia

I'm a Mormon who lives in the Southern United States (the bible belt) where many people think Mormon's are...peculiar.

About Me

I was recently remarried a year ago to an awesome man, and I have never been so happy :) I am a mother of 3 teenagers, 2 girls and a boy, and a step-mother to 4 teenage girls. I am also a brand new step-grandmother to a handsome boy. I have 2 sisters and 4 brothers. I have a bachelor's degree in Art History and Sculpture, but am currently a stay-at-home mom working on my first novel. I love to read, cook, draw, paint, sculpt, hike, camp, sports, etc. etc. But more than anything I love to spend time with my family!

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both converts. My mom was converted in her early 20's in Oslo, Norway. She was born and raised on a small island in Norway. Her friend told her she was going to join the Mormon church, so my mom went with her to the next discussion with the intention of convincing her not to join this 'crazy Mormon cult'...but instead, they were baptized together. My dad was born in the mid-western united States. He was converted when he randomly checked that his religion was LDS on a survey box while joining the US Marine Corps during the Vietnam war. The missionaries appeared at his door asking him why he was not attending church, He told them he was not really LDS, so they asked if they could come in and talk to him....he was 19. I was therefore raised in the LDS faith. I did what I was supposed to do, for the most part, growing up. I went to church every week, participated in activities etc., but it was not until I was in college that I was 'converted,' or in other words, switched from my parents testimony to my own. The big conversion happened when I found out I was going to bring a child into this world. I was completely in love with this little girl before she was even born and I knew I wanted to be sealed to her for eternity and I wanted to raise her the same way I was raised, which was in the church. This propelled me to really start paying attention to my reading of the Book of Mormon...to ponder it and pray about it. Now that little girl is almost 16...and my faith and testimony has grown immensely over this time through faith and obedience to the gospel.

How I live my faith

I live my faith all day every day. In the church, I have held many calling over the last 16 years, such as Gospel Doctrine teacher (teaching the scriptures to an adult class), Relief Society Presidency (organization for women over 18), Stake Camp Director (director for a large girls youth summer camp), and currently in the Young Women's Presidency (organization for young girls ages 12-17). In my community, I was PTO President for 6 years and I also ran a Meals on Wheels route for several years.