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Hi I'm Tedric Garrison

I'm a Photographer, a Writer, a Father and a loving husband. I am an only child who is never alone, and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I love writing, photography, and family (not necessarily in that order). I have been to college three different times, but never graduated. I consider myself a visual learner. I write and take pictures in such a way to try to help others see and feel what I saw and felt at the time. My first wife died of cancer after 30 years of marriage. I am now married again and reliving the joys of kids and grand kids all at the same time. I like helping others one on one, but hope to help many more people once I complete my book.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised as an only child by a parent that always worked. I had no earthly brothers or sisters to share my life experiences with. Early in my life, I took notice with many events that could have ended my life. (Car accidents, buried alive by snow, bitten by a Japanese Man-O-War, trapped by a wall of fire, falling off a 30 foot water fall, and more.) By the time I was twelve, I was convinced I was not going to die (because someone one up there loved me.) I was building a relationship with my Elder Brother Jesus Christ, before I even knew who he was. By the time I got to high school, I had moved into a mostly "Mormon" community. The word FAMILY didn't mean much to me as a child, but by the time I was a teenager, I started to realize what I had been missing all along. I had Family Home Evenings (a weekly meeting where families get together to share in activities, lessons, and love.) with dozens of families. I went on camp outs and hikes, and other activities just like I had always been part of the family. Because of previous circumstances I had a rather negative outlook on official religion. I had dated many girls and therefore been to many churches. Every time I went, I felt like something was missing. It got to the point that by the time I first attended the Mormon church, I was waiting for the punch line. You know, what's wrong with this one? I went looking for something wrong, something that didn't feel right, but I found just the opposite. These people actually loved each other. I went again and again. Not only did I NOT find anything that made me feel bad; I found they loved the Savior, and they helped me learn to love myself. This was the family I had been looking for all my life.

How I live my faith

I believe our home can be a heaven on earth. I have always encouraged my kids to have friends over and share in the love we have for one another. In my new family, it includes my mother in law in the same home, which I enjoy. My family life as a child and my life as a parent are as different as night and day. Where I was left to discover things on my own; my children know that I love them and their mother. They have no doubt that families can be together forever, because they see it in the home. We laugh together, we work together; we support each other in activities like choir, band, swimming and water polo. We are each others greatest fans!