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Hi I'm Teresa

I'm from a small town in Utah, I love anything related to China, I'm a mom and wife, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'd describe myself as someone who likes to try new things. My latest interest is health food and gardening...something I swore I'd never do as a kid. I am very social. I enjoy shopping and ethnic food. I love philosophy and lap swimming. My husband once described me as "A short girl who loves Jewelry" I am a new mother to an adorable and chubby baby boy.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a Mormon because I believe that there is more to life than what the world wants us to believe. I grew up with a religious family but there was a time in my life when I could not believe. I told myself that everyone who believed in God was living in a dream. But the truth was my heart had grown too cold to feel what I knew as a child and know again now. Life's dissapointments had left me low on faith and low on hope. My Mother sometimes used the phrase "fighting againts the pricks" refering to the feeling of one who ignores the feellings of the heart. That was me. My stubborn mind would not allow me to accept what my heart knew. And that lifestyle was wearing me out. Finally I hit rock bottom. I had some experiences that forced me to come to grips with myslef and either make the choice to deny the feelings of my heart forever, or embrace them. I chose to embrace them. After I accepted God into my life again, selecting the correct church was an easy choice. The LDS faith made sense and felt right when I prayed. I can honestly say that ever since that day I made the hard decision to embrace the gospel, my heart has felt a familiar kind of happy...by happy I mean that feeling I had as a child, when I would play in the sunshine, listen to the sounds of people in the kitchen, and smile, because I knew I was enough. As a child I didn't know everything, in fact I didn't know a lot of things, but I knew I was loved and I knew I was enough. It's wonderful to know and feel that way again.

How I live my faith

I meet with a few other women in our church every month to brainstorm activities we can host to involve all the women. We try to plan activities that will enable women to strenthen their homes and families and grow closer to God. I love going to the activities. Every time we get together, I hear the women comment about how nice it is to have some social time with other women. I love giving women the chance to sit down together and grow lasting friendships.