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Hi I'm Tabitha

I love my family. I homeschool my children. I've lived in many states. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am married to my best friend forever. I am a mom to 9 children, one in heaven and 8 still here at home with me. I homeschool them because I believe that is the way they will get the best education. I stay at home with them because I believe my time with them is more important than anything I can do outside the home. I am a college graduate. I love to read, learn, and share what I learn with other people, including my family. I love making new friends. We've lived in 6 different states and have friends in all of them. I love all that my Heavenly Father has given me and want to share it in any way I can, and hope to pass on what good I have in the world to my children.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents taught me about the church as a small child, along with my siblings, and I grew up knowing my Heavenly Father loved me and that my Savior died for me. I was baptized when I was 8 years old. When I was about 14 years old, maybe even younger, I knew I needed to stand on my own beliefs and not my parents and I read the Book of Mormon cover to cover and prayed to know if it was really true. I received an answer, and have had that answer confirmed many times since, that this Gospel is true, that Jesus Christ died for me and provided a way to return to Him again, and that there is a true prophet, just like those of old, to lead and guide us today. Joseph Smith was one of these prophets as well and died defending the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Studying the scriptures alone and with my family strengthens this testimony daily. I have learned more about my Heavenly Father's plan for me and the daily assurances I receive are enough to keep me in this Church and following this Gospel. Without my testimony I know I would not be where I am today, happy with my family, looking forward to seeing my son who passed away 9 years ago, and optimistic about our lives.

How I live my faith

We moved recently and I haven't been asked to do anything in our newest ward or church community, but I do support what my husband does each week as he works with the youth with their classes on Sunday and the young men's activities on Wednesday nights. There are also occasional Boy Scout campouts he attends. In the past we have been involved with the music in the ward, the children's classes, the nursery, and helping the missionaries. I have also helped with the youth and young women's group, as well as teaching classes on Sunday with children and the women. This is just what we do with the church that is within the organization. I also try to live my faith in all parts of my life. We home school our children and I try to serve others in our home school organization by helping with field trips, meetings, and events. We want to get to know our new neighbors and teach our children to help by helping with yardwork and cleaning up our neighborhood. We live our faith in our home by teaching our children to pray and love our Heavenly Father and his Son Jesus Christ, and inviting the spirit into our home with beautiful music that brings peace. We read the scriptures together as a family daily (or at least try to!) and hold family prayer. We have a weekly fun night called Family Home Evening where we teach each other what we know of the gospel of Jesus Christ. We work together and play together and try to be good examples and involved in extended family events as well. I can't think of any one thing that says to me, wow, that's building my faith! But all of these things together make up my life and little by little, help me to build my faith.

Do you really believe there is a prophet like Moses alive today?

I completely believe that there is a prophet like those in Old Testament times. God still loves us. God still is God and our loving Heavenly Father. There are still problems on the Earth that we need guidance on, sometimes more than we can find out from just the Bible (and Book of Mormon) or personal prayer. I look forward to learning from the prophet each time I hear him speak. I know he is a true prophet of our Heavenly Father and God is truly over our church by providing a prophet for us to follow. Show more Show less