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Hi I'm Taralee

I'm a BYU Alumni. I'm a wife and mother. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Western Canada. I studied Family and Consumer Sciences Education (what used to be called Home Economics) at BYU, in Provo Utah. I have lived in several different states and provinces, and have now found my way to Newfoundland. I am married to an Englishman who had me at his first "Hello, mate!" (Just kidding, he doesn't really say that). We have two rambunctious kids who make us laugh with the silly things they are constantly surprising us with. I love to sew, and cook and come up with a million ideas for crafty projects that usually don't ever come to fruition. On weekends when we're not catching up on our favorites TV series or movies my husband and I are probably tackling some new DIY project around the house.

Why I am a Mormon

I didn't necessarily have a big "aha" moment when I knew that the church and gospel of Christ were true, nor did I need one. As I grew up going to church weekly, my testimony came slowly, a piece at a time, almost imperceptibly. I can remember specific instances, though, when I had a witness from the Spirit that the things I was doing were right, and the things I was learning were true. One significant memory and the bedrock of my faith, came when I was thirteen. My Sunday School teacher asked my class to start reading The Book of Mormon. At first I read because I have a strong competitive desire, I wanted to be first to complete this goal. Although my initial motivations to read the book might have been somewhat juvenile slowly they changed each day as I read from its pages. I can recall the good feelings I had inside when I read, which I have experienced many times since when I am reading the scriptures, listening to teachings at church, or trying to live a more Christ-like life. It is because of the many quiet, peaceful, and wonderful witnesses over the passing years I have had from the Holy Ghost that I know what I know and that I choose to stay in and live this religion as an adult and pass it on to my children. Every thing that I cherish most in my life has come to me because of the gospel, and my membership in Christ's church. There is no other thing I have experienced in my life that has brought the same joy and happiness than that I have encountered from my religion.

How I live my faith

I attend church every week. I love to be a part of this little community and it's feels like a home away from home. I have the opportunity to teach Sunday School to the adults, and I love it! Teaching gives me a chance to study the scriptures and gain new insights, strengthen my testimony, and form bonds with fellow Mormons that I don't think I could in any other way. My husband and I also love to teach our children about Christ and the scriptures. It is exciting to see them grow and begin to grasp the concepts of love, kindness, charity and other Christian virtues.