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Hi I'm Tamara

I'm a stay at home mom to 3 great and crazy kids and a wife to a great not as crazy husband.

About Me

I love that I get to be home with my 2 sons and my daughter. I have my bachelor's degree (I majored in Sociology and minored in Business) and worked in the Human Resources field for a few years before having children. My husband and I wanted to make the effort and the sacrifice of a second income so that I could be home during the early years of my children's lives. I had no idea going into this how challenging and rewarding being a mother is. I'm not perfect, I just do my best to help my kids succeed and be happy. For recreation I LOVE to play volleyball and get to play in a city league once a week. It's a lot of fun and I feel like in I'm in high school all over again (well, my aching body isn't quite like it was in high school, but I still manage to have a great time).

Why I am a Mormon

The quick answer to this would be to say that I was born into a Mormon family, but that definitely isn't adequate. My parents were and are very faithful members of the LDS Church and as a young child that was all I needed to know. I went to church because they took me, but as I got older and my own faith was questioned I knew I needed to be a Mormon because I believed in the doctrine. Through a lot of prayer, a lot of great faithful people teaching me important principles, and through lots of trials I grew to know of myself that this church is the true and living church of Jesus Christ. The same church described in the new testament - organized the same with the same doctrine taught by the Savior Himself. With that new found personal faith I devoted myself wholly to this church. I lost an infant son 6 years ago and I felt my faith wavering. My heart was broken and my faith was shaken. But once again I found that this gospel had the answers. Through a lot of prayer and tears I felt the comfort of the Holy Ghost and knew that my son had been taken back to my Father in Heaven. It did NOT make me miss him less; I still cried a lot and I continue to have days of sorrow because I miss him so, but it did bring me peace following a terrible loss. Again my faith was stregthened and again I knew I was a part of something that was true and right. I know that I am part of an eternal family. I will be with my son again along with the rest of my family if I am found worthy in the sight of God. This brings me hope and motivation to live an honest and faithful life.

How I live my faith

Besides the normal church attendance on Sundays, I visit with the women in our congregation regularly, coordinate efforts to help those in need, and help organize service and social gatherings of the women. We have weekly daytime activities for those with small children, quarterly evening meetings where we do service or learn new skills, and I periodically teach doctrinal lessons. Occasionally I also go with the missionaries to teach those who are being taught about the church.

What is a ward/stake/branch?

Tamara
These are the names we give our congregations. A ward/branch is made up of members of our Church within certain geographical boundaries. Several wards/branches comprise a stake. Show more Show less

Are Mormons Christians?

Tamara
YES! The Savior Jesus Christ is the Son of God. He came to this earth to atone of the sins of all mankind. It is only through Jesus Christ that we can be saved in the Kingdom of God. Show more Show less

What is the Church’s position on abortion?

Tamara
Abortion should only take place in the case of rape or incest. Even then it is an extremely personal decision that the woman should make through a lot of prayer, pondering, and counsel. Show more Show less