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Hi I'm Tammy

I love being a mom of four kids. I also love singing, playing trumpet, dancing, sports, crafts, and being a friend. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I feel like an ordinary person. My day consists of being a mom to 4 beautiful children and wife to a wonderful husband. This keeps me busy, as any mom will attest to, and it keeps me happy as well. The road here was at times very difficult. I was married when I was 19, and after almost 3 years that marriage ended in divorce. I have a daughter from that marriage. It was hard to think that I could pick myself up and ever feel normal again, but I met up with my current husband while attending a student ward. He was getting his MBA before going to dental school. We dated for 11 months before he asked me to marry him. We found out that I wouldn't be able to join him through dental school, as the courts wouldn't allow me to take my child out of the state. This started our 4 year engagement and we waited out the years of dental school, he in one state, and me across the country in another. Visits to eachother were limited to his breaks in classes during the spring, summer, and Christmas. We would have long distance "phone dates" by going to get ice cream, watching a movie, reading scriptures, or going to the park. We even picked out future baby names over the phone. It was a trying time as he completed a rigorous school schedule and I was being a single mom back home. Just before his final semester we were married forever in the temple. He returned home from school and we began our family. I now receive great joy getting to be at home with my children leading a "normal" life.

Why I am a Mormon

My parents are both Mormon and I was born into this faith. There were times growing up that both of my parents strayed form the church for a time. The testimony I had of the Gospel of Jesus Christ was strengthened by extended family, church leaders, and through perfoming music. My family grew up singing together, and I began singing in church when I was 3 years old. I learned of Jesus Christ and I knew of his love for me. I learned of the scriptures and of the prophet Joseph Smith and I knew that what I had learned was true. I have received blessings from those who hold the priesthood and witnessed many small miracles that helped me know that God is mindful of me. Throughout my life my testimony continues to grow as I learn more and read the scriptures. I have had many opportunities to choose a different path, but I have been so blessed as I have chosen to follow the commandments and principles that are taught in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. The Spirit has testified to me over and over that this church contains the fulness of the Gospel.

How I live my faith

Currently, I serve in my congregation as the choir director and as a Sunday school teacher for the 12-13 year olds. I have been a choir director 5 times in my life,and I do enjoy it. I feel the love of our Father in Heaven as we sing praises to Him and His Son, Jesus Christ. Music has always held a special place in my heart. I feel music speaks directly to your heart and it can sometimes be the most effective way to feel the Spirit testify of the truthfulness of the Gospel. I enjoy selecting songs and teaching the volunteer members of the choir the music. I am fortunate to have a talented group of people who give of their time and talents to enrich our meetings with song. Sunday school is fun. I get to study during the week the teachings of the prophets and share them with the students. I appreciate their questions and their input while they learn principles that will help them in their lives. I feel that I can best live my faith by doing those things that Jesus would have done, like being kind to others, helping those in need, being a good parent, sharing my blessings with others, and learning. I try to do these things. Sometimes, I am not always successful, but I keep trying.