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Hi I'm Tracey

born and bred Yorkshire lass, single mum to two sons, childcare worker, a wannabe actor and singer, and I'm a Mormon

About Me

I was married for 15 years and have now been a single mum for 3 years. I have 2 sons aged 19 and 16. My youngest works voluntary for hospital radios and does sound engineering for amateur theatre companies whilst studying IT at college, and my eldest is training to be an air steward. I recently qualified as a childcare worker which is something I have wanted to do for many years but I had issues with drinking that seemed to stand in the way of me accomplishing my desires. I also now work as a TV extra and have had the opportunity to sing in front of 3500 people plus Simon Cowell and co during one of the x factor shows,,never got no recording contract though but never mind I can always continue dreaming! During my spare time (when I get it) I love to research my family history because I really want to know my family before me. I have been bitten by the bug and once I get a lead on someone I can be on the computer till the early hours of the morning. I also do indexing. I love travelling the UK and I'm often found in audiences for TV shows. I often try and learn a new skill I.E Ukulele, Piano,Italian but can never discipline myself to be able to play a tune or speak a simple sentence.

Why I am a Mormon

I was introduced to the church when I was 5 years old. My Aunties had recently begun investigating the church and they invited my mum to do the same. I was baptized when I was 9 but became inactive when I was 13. I followed a path that was beginning to destroy my life for many years. About 10 years later missionaries knocked on my door but I was'nt interested in listening. Eventually my heart softened enough to let them come in. They kept inviting me to come to church meetings but for some reason I felt too scared but again eventually my heart softened a bit more and I began attending sacrament meetings and after a few months I started staying for the full church session. I did however only have one foot in the church and the other foot out, I still drank alcohol and smoked but no one judged me, they supported me. After 10 years I realized that I could not continue living the way I did and decided big changes was needed and for the first time I really did put all my faith in allowing Heavenly Father to help me gain the strength needed. I can testify that prayers that come from the heart really do work. I haven't drank or smoked for 3 years and although life can still get tough my faith gives me the strength needed to get through each trial. I have had many people who have seen me at my worst say that since I allowed the gospel to work fully in my life that my countenance really has changed and I can verify that I can feel this change and it is the most beautiful and amazing feeling ever. Sadly my sons are not with me at church but I know that Heavenly Father has a plan and I have to exercise patience and watch his plan unfold one chapter at a time.

How I live my faith

I like to feel active within my ward so when I'm asked if I can do something (even if I feel under qualified for the task) I say YES. Currently I am music director in primary and previous to that I was teaching the 3 year olds. It is such a blessing and a privilege to assist in helping the children learn about the gospel. I am privileged to witness these children s faith grow so much and hearing their heartfelt prayers touch me so much. I visit other ladies each month to chat and see how they and their families are and assist them wherever possible. I love to be able to serve others, it helps me to grow within the gospel and become closer to my saviour.

What is faith?

Tracey
Having faith is knowing that something is true even though you have not seen it Show more Show less