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Hi I'm Tricia

I like to read, play the piano and travel with my husband.We have 8 children.I have lived in Utah all my life.I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was born to goodly parents who taught me-my Dad was a religion professor at BYU, my Mom was very involved in local politics. I met my strong, redheaded husband at BYU. We married in the Salt Lake Temple in 1995. We now have 8 active children, but none of them are redheads. I like to read everything: newspaper, magazines, mysteries, satire, biographies, fiction, scriptures. I love it when my children bring books home from school to share with me because they like them. We have had many adventures together exploring the beautiful natural features of the west. Our family also enjoys playing soccer and watching a few of our children dance. I also play the piano for our ward choir and take turns playing the organ for sacrament meeting. It makes all those years of piano lessons worth it to be able to serve in the church easily.

Why I am a Mormon

The gospel of Jesus Christ brings me joy, peace, and a sense of purpose. The plan of salvation is so perfectly organized. It makes so much sense to me. But most of all, I have had a personal witness where the Holy Ghost confirmed my testimony. It helps me be a better wife and mother. It brings a promise that I will see my father again and that my aging mother will be with him again. When I have trouble I receive a personal confirmation that I am loved. Knowing that I have a heritage of divinity is the greatest gift I can receive as a woman. It leads me to love others more and see them as children of God also. I am not perfect but I have the promise of perfection through the atonement of Jesus Christ if I am faithful. What more could I want?

How I live my faith

I need help every day to keep up with my family. They have so many needs and it is easy to become overwhelmed if I don't seek help daily for strength, love and patience. We read scriptures every morning as a family and pray together. It makes our day so much better. We are up earlier because of it, but it centers our attention on Jesus Christ instead of all the troubles of the day. I find that if I do what I have been taught: read, pray, serve; even though it is more work, my abilities are magnified. I am able to counsel my teenage daughters when they have challenges. My husband and I support each other and pray for each other. My greatest joy is when I think of our family being sealed together as part of Heavenly Father's kingdom.