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Hi I'm Tina.

I'm a wife, a mother, a grandmother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Like most children I had dreams of what I wanted to be when I grew up a dancer, flight attendant, writer, nurse, teacher etc. But those dreams would change just about as quickly as the weather. The things that never changed for me was wanting to be a wife, mother and one day a "Grandma." I have two grown sons, a young special needs daughter we adopted internationally 2 daughter-in-laws, a grand daughter, and two new grandsons. So I am living that dream and am loving it! I love to read, scrapbook, journal, pull "surprises" on friends and family as well as spending time with them. I home school our 8 year old daughter so there is very little time for me to do those "extra" things - but that's okay because I love what I do and I love my family! But even more important than those things I love my Heavenly Father and I love our church and doing what I can to help others.

Why I am a Mormon

Much of my life had been filled with hardships so I spent years believing God had turned His back on me. I finally realized that it was me who turned from Him. I knew I had to find the truth so I began praying very diligently. My husband, daughter and I joined a different church and things went well for a while, but over time we noticed that church along with the members were changing. As much as I would love to say the changes were good, that wasn't true. They began teaching things that we couldn't agree with and we quickly began to feel worse after leaving than we had before going. Something terribly wrong! We began praying about what to do and talked to others about our concerns. One Sunday during one of those talks, we were told, “If you just hang on for a while eventually the church will come back around to the way you like it!” We sat there dumb founded but the they didn't seem to grasp the gravity of what they said. How could a church believe they were the “true” church when it continually changed? God’s teachings don't change. We immediately began our search to find the church that He wanted us to join. Being a "Mormon" isn't something I ever thought I wanted, but I began to get strong feelings to go and we followed them. On our first morning we felt something we had never felt - it wasn’t just because the members were loving, and kind but we could feel God's spirit. As were were sitting there I suddenly felt this overwhelming feeling of, “I’m home. I’m really home!” There was such a deep sense of peace and love we had never felt before. It was the most important decision in our lives, one that has proved better than we could have hoped for. I learned long ago as it is stated in Luke 119, “… Ask, and it shall be given you seek, and ye shall find knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” If you truly are seeking answers, then I urge you to quiet your doubts and fears, and ask Heavenly Father to show you the way.

How I live my faith

I spent most of my life living without a lot faith as I fought one battle after another. But when I came to a major crossroad in my life I made the choice to reach out to Heavenly Father and I began to learn about faith and about Him. Many years later I still continue to live each day knowing I do not walk this path alone. I now know I can “talk” to Heavenly Father and He will hear me. I know that through me He can help others so I try to do all I can to help those along the way – whether it’s just a smile or reaching out to those I know are in need of a kind word or deed. It’s not always the gigantic things we do that make a difference in someone’s life. More often than not it’s the small things that can set the sail straight or throw it off course. So each step of the way I know with faith in our Heavenly Father every single person can make a difference in the world - at least a small piece of it.

Can husband and wife be together forever? Do you believe that families will live together in heaven?

Tina.
Yes, we can. Prior to joining the "LDS" church I found myself deeply troubled because the according to what most churches and people taught, marriage and families were only "until death do you part." I could not understand how Heavenly Father could bless us with such a magnificent love and then deny us that most precious of blessings - our families. I always knew in my heart that is not the case but it wasn't until I began studying the scriptures and learning about the church's teachings did I fully comprehend the truthfulness that families can be forever and not end upon our deaths. If we live righteously and follow the commandments of the Lord, we will live again as families in the kingdom of Heaven. There are many scriptures that speak of this, but in Matthew 1619 it says, “And I will give unto thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven and whatsoever thou shalt bind on earth shall be bound in heaven and whatsoever thou shalt loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.” I find great comfort and peace now realizing that we will truly be a forever family. Show more Show less