Hi I'm Temma
I am a wife and a mother to three children under the age of 4. Before being a stay-at-home mom I studied and worked as a school psychologist. I've always been passionate about helping families and children develop healthy relationships. While I don't currently work as a school psychologist, I hope to be involved in helping children again some day in the future. For now I have personally felt that my job is to be at home with my children. I love the outdoors. I always feel most comfortable when I'm outside exploring nature. Over the past 3 years, my husband and I have seen family members divorce, we have experienced the deaths of two close family members, and we have endured financial and employment uncertainty. But I've never felt closer to my Heavenly Father than I do now.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because the Holy Ghost has born witness to me that The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints is Jesus Christ's restored true church on earth.
How can your talents and gifts bless others?
Everyone has been blessed with certain talents and gifts that can benefit those around us. For example, I learned that I have a gift of working with children. I decided to become a school psychologist. I feel that through the use of my talent in working with children, I have truly helped children grow and develop in positive ways.
How has your knowledge of the Plan of Happiness changed/benefited your life?
I feel so blessed to know the Plan of Happiness. The most important knowledge that has come to me about the Plan is that families can be together forever if we are married in the Lord's temple by his servants. Knowing that my marriage can last into eternity and that whatever children we bring into this world are our children always if we live God's commandments makes this life that much sweeter. I know that I have to live a life that is worthy of this blessing. This knowledge changes the way I interact with my husband and my children. It makes me try to treat them as people I will want to be with forever. I have also been blessed in my knowledge of the Plan of Happiness as I experienced my brother's death over 2 years ago. While his passing came unexpectedly and felt quite tragic in ways, I felt peace knowing that his spirit still existed and that he would be resurrected one day. I know that I will see him again, and I know that he is working to help our family in ways that are different than when he lived on the earth. I am so grateful for a loving Heavenly Father who wants us to live again after this life with our loved ones.
What has helped develop greater harmony in your home?
Forgiveness and humility. Hands down. After my husband and I got married it's taken real work to learn how to get along and love each other and be united. I learned that one of the fastest ways to bring harmony in the home is to drop the pride, honestly acknowledge when I've been in the wrong, say "I'm sorry," and quickly forgive my husband when he's been in the wrong. And then move on and try to do better.
How I live my faith
Though my church congregation meets only on Sundays to worship, I try to live as a disciple of Christ at all other times. I try to live a life that I know my Savior would want me to live by how I treat others. I also try to engage in personal, daily scripture study to learn more and become closer to the Savior. By doing this I learn to enjoy each day a little more. I'm a work in progress. I have served in church in several different ways. I have worked with our primary children, taught our youth, helped individuals who were seeking employment, and served in our worldwide women's organization by identifying women and families in need and coordinating how to meet their needs.