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Hi I'm Barbara Thurgood

I'm retired, a wife, mother, grandmother and at last a stay at home mom and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a natural paper rattler. I loved the fifteen years that my husband and I worked together running a point of sale software company. I had lots of opportunities to rattle paper and be the CFO of our company. Having our own business allowed me to be a mom that was at the cross roads of our three children life's each day. Being at home when the children left for school and being there when they arrive at days end was a top priority. Juggling work, children, church responsibilities and being a wife has always been a great challenge and one that has been fun to workout. At different times in my life I have also enjoyed reading, sewing, gardening and cleaning. There is nothing nicer than a clean and neat home.

Why I am a Mormon

I became a member of the church when I was eight years old. At that time I had very limited knowledge of the gospel, but I knew that I wanted to be baptized so that I could be clean and have all my little transgressions forgiven and start over again. When I was twelve years old, I was on a trip with our Mutual group and we were having a testimony meeting. It was during this meeting that I felt compelled to stand and bear my testimony because I felt the spirit so strongly. When I completed my testimony, the spirit confirmed to me that the words I had just spoken were true and the sweetest feeling of peace and joy filled my heart. I have never forgotten this experience and how I felt that long ago day. I have always been so thankful for the commandments and the "Rules" that have governed my life. By following Christ's example and applying his attributes in my own life, it has helped me make decisions that have kept me from so many of the pit falls and consequences that could have been very harmful. Living gospel principles and keeping the commandments shapes who I am.

How I live my faith

I love being involved with church and civic projects. In my community I have been involved with the Arts Council and assisted in many fun activities. Promoting the arts is a wonderful opportunity to meet new people and appreciate their wonderful talents. I have also had many opportunities for church service. Visiting neighbors each month and caring for them has brought much joy into my life and hopefully needed help in theirs. I love teaching children, youth and adults. As a teacher, I have learned so much more than any person in the class. I love preparing for lessons and the study time that it entails. Asking the right questions and getting class info and input is so rewarding for everyone in the class.