Hi I'm Tara
I'm a west coast girl living in the deep South....and Loving it!
I'm a stay @ home mom of 5 kids. I'm married to an amazing guy who is a hard worker and wonderful father. We're huge sports fans, love the outdoors and love yummy BBQ's on the weekends. We don't live near any family, so we miss our family, but love that we have such a fantastic family of 7.
Why I am a Mormon
I am a Mormon because Mormons are Christians. Mormon is a "nickname" that's been given to those in our faith and it's very widely recognized, but Mormons are first and for most Christians. That's why I am a Mormon, a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I was raised in the church starting at the age of 6, by my mother who was a convert. I was active through most my youth, but I don't think I truly had my own personal conversion until I was in my 20's. I remember the day that I realized I KNEW and would never deny or turn from what I knew. I was a true convert of this true church, Christ's church. I realized that there was no way I was going to be able to make it through this life without the help of the Savior and his atoning sacrifice. I lived a hard life, grew up in a very dysfunctional family, and so I did fall off the path for awhile. I made some poor decisions and felt there was no way back. But loving leaders within my ward, and support from my family, I was reminded of help the Savior offers ALL who will come unto him, or in my case, come BACK to him. I was able to get my life back in order, and realized that this was the only 100% true and living gospel and through the Savior I would be okay. I searched out many questions I had in my head and every single answer I had could only be answered truthfully and from this church, the "Mormon" church, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I even sought out other faiths and their doctrine. But none could answer all my questions or give me 100% truth. And so I returned, but back to the Savior's church. I looked into the eyes of my little girl one day in my early 20's and knew right then and there that I was not going to let her live life without knowing her Savior. It was my responsibility to bring her up in the gosple and give her every chance to get through this life with joy and happiness and return back to her Heavenly Father.
How I live my faith
I truly live my faith every minute and every hour of every day. I feel blessed and do not take it for granted. I serve the young children in our ward through my calling as the Second Counselor in the Primary presidency. I've always had a sweet spot for the youth and that seems to be where I serve most often. I am responsible for and visit 3 sisters in my ward every month and love the friendships and fellow shipping that happens through Visiting Teaching. Every day is a day to learn and teach, so within my own home I spending personal time and family time praying, studying the scriptures and teaching my children.