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Hi I'm Tamara

I'm a mother of Four teenagers, a cosmetologist and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Cosmetology is something I enjoy! I enjoyed the art of hair and makeup and the lift gives a person when they feel better about their appearance. I went into cosmetology because I wanted to have something I could do to help me pay my way through college. I did attend college but have not yet graduated. I still plan to continue and finish my degree. After three miscarriages, I was advised to stop working so I could carry our first baby to full term. We have since had three more children, two girls and two boys. Teenagers are busy people and ours are no exception! Two are learning to drive this year and that takes nerve on my part! I find great joy in watching them develop into adults. Being their mother is a most rewarding experience for me. I enjoy gardening and would love to produce more of the vegetables and fruits we eat. Family History is another passion; I think children need to know they belong to something larger than themselves. We have found wonderful stories of courage and sacrifice from family members who have gone before us. We are grateful for them and appreciate how they have touched our lives. Our family has a sense of permanency; we know families can be together forever.

Why I am a Mormon

We all have been given a guide to help us find truth. I have had a desire to learn truth for myself and this knowledge has come to me by the power of the Holy Ghost. I have asked my Heavenly Father, in prayer, if he lives, I have asked him if he loves me, I have asked him to help me see myself as he sees me. There was a time I doubted If I knew how to reach him but trusted he knew how to reach me. So I asked Him to help me find him. I trusted that even if I didn't know how, he did. Over time and In personal ways I have gained my own testimony of Jesus Christ. When I prayed to my Heavenly Father he helped me recognize his hand in my life more and more. Often it's while I'm serving someone else. I try to change things in my life I feel he wants me to change, I try to listen to the feelings I have that prompt me to stop doing something, or to start doing something, or to do something better. Following these promptings has helped me draw closer to him. I also know he lives because I've been wise enough not to discount his tender mercies as coincidences. I've leaned on him in good times and He has strengthened me in my darkest moments. It's against the nature of God to abandon us. My testimony has come to me gradually over time. But this knowledge resonates in my bones! Every part of my being knows that Jesus is The Christ and that he lives! The Bible and the Book of Mormon together become a second witness to me of his love. As I strive to live the restored Gospel of Jesus Christ I find greater Peace and Joy than in any other place I have searched for truth. I know the fullness of the Gospel of Jesus Christ has been restored to the earth today! I know a living prophet is on the earth! I know Jesus Christ leads and guides his church! He is the head of it! I receive guidance, comfort, and love from my Heavenly Father each day; He literally is my Father and yours. I trust Him, I love Him and this is why I'm a Mormon.

How I live my faith

Joyfully I hope! Everyone in my family has an opportunity to serve in our congregation. My children serve other youth in their age group. They have been asked to serve on youth committees or as a secretary or as a president. Until recently I served in the nursery. Currently I'm serving families in our ward as a compassionate service leader. My Husband has been asked at this time to serve as the Bishop of our ward. I'm grateful the gospel of Jesus Christ gives us the opportunity to share our talents in building the kingdom of God. My Husband and I strive to create a bit of heaven in our home. We want to make our home a place of faith, of learning and of order. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is teaching us how to do this.