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Hi I'm Tera

I am wife and mother of 5. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My name is Tera. I got married at the young age of 20 in the Mesa Arizona temple. I was faced with many hardships immediately – my father was diagnosed with cancer, my father-in-law was killed in a car accident, my husband and myself were in a car accident, my husband fell into deep depression and became inactive in the church, this led to abuse in our marriage. Also, I suffered 4 miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy which almost took my life, I had to undergo several female surgeries ultimately leading to the removal of ½ my female parts. These hardships led to a divorce ending my marriage of 4 ½ years and I found myself re-entering the world of SINGLES. Early in my first marriage, we lived at BYU-ID where we met a couple. We became the closest of couple friends. We did everything together! We were even there when they had their first child – a little girl. It wasn’t until after we started experiencing hardships in our life and marriage that we moved away and lost contact with our best friends. Little did I know that we would meet up again later. After my divorce, I had a few relationships here and there. But after awhile, a friend suggested that I join Facebook. So I did. It checked all my email contacts for friends who had Facebook accounts. Out of all my contacts only one did – the wife of my couple friend from BYU-ID. I immediately added her as a friend and shot an email out to her asking what she and her husband and their little family were up to. She told me that she and her husband had another little girl and then waited a few years and surprisingly had twin girls. She also told me that shortly after the birth of her twins she left the church, left her husband, and at that time, was getting ready to have her internet-found boyfriend move in with her. I WAS SHOCKED! Never did I expect that this could happen. She explained that she and her then ex-husband were good friends now and suggested that I add him as a friend too. So I did. As fate would have it, he just happened to be coming to Arizona, where I lived at the time, for a business trip. We thought it might be nice to get together and catch up on our lives and what had changed from the 5 years we last left each other as friends. We had no idea what was about to happen – we instantly fell in LOVE! After dating for about 2 months, he purposed and we began the clearance process to get married in the temple. Our clearance came through after 4 months and we were sealed for time and all eternity in August of 2008 in the California Oakland Temple. It was wonderful! I married the most remarkable and loving man and gained four beautiful daughters. Shortly after our marriage we were blessed with a career change for me that helped move us from Oregon to California where our daughters primarily resided with their mother. Because of this, my husband was able to request a relocation transfer within Intel moving him to Folsom, CA. Then, also to our surprise, we found out we were pregnant! Something which doctors had told me would be nearly impossible due to my previous complications and surgeries. 9 months later, our little boy was born. During our first year of marriage we battled custody with our girls. Shortly after our first year anniversary we were awarded primary custody. Soon after, I quit my job and became a stay at home mother to our 5 wonderful children. Very many people will say they are lucky to have found their sweetheart. Me, on the other hand, I would tell you that luck doesn't even begin to describe ALL that I have found. Not only did I find my sweetheart, my most wonderful, loving eternal partner, I found 4 of the most wonderful daughters that a mother could ever ask for. My life has been blessed beyond anything that I could have possibly imagined since my husband and my girls entered into my life. And of course, I could not leave out the unexpected JOY to have our little boy join our "little" family. 

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised Mormon. At the age of 12, I attended girls camp. It was there that my testimony began. There I felt a wonderful spirit that confirmed to me the of the simple truths that had been taught my entire life. From there I began my own study and desire to really know on my own that this church was true. I have had many obstacles and triumphs throughout my life that have helped the growth of my testimony. I am continually learning and growing. It is wonderful to know that Heavenly Father helped Joseph Smith to restore HIS church on this earth and that today I am a member of his church. I know this church is true! I am so glad that I know this and that I am a Mormon!

How I live my faith

Constant Prayer! Each day I pray for the continued guidance in all that I do! Each day I feel that Heavenly Father guides and directs me through the prompting of the Holy Ghost. With that companionship I am able to know what Heavenly Father would have me do as I work on strengthening my relationship with my husband, as I raise my children in the gospel, as I help fellow sisters in my community through my calling in the church, and as I live my life!

Who is the Mormon prophet today?

President Thomas S. Monson is our current prophet. He has been called by our Heavenly Father to lead and guide His church - The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Show more Show less