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Hi I'm Tati

I'm a Mormon and I wouldn't want it any other way.

About Me

I grew up in San Diego and I am glad to call that my home, but I have lived in Utah for the last five years. I am the oldest of 5 children and my family is absolutely wonderful. I graduated from BYU a year ago in special education with a severe/profound emphasis and has led me to a career that I absolutely love. Teaching special ed has changed my life and I couldn't ask for a more rewarding way to spend my days. When I am not teaching my wonderful students, I am most likely watching sports, especially when BYU is playing. I enjoy reading books, blogging, and watching funny tv shows. My grandma is from Argentina and I have loved Latin countries, music, food, anything, since I was a little girl. I love to try new things and wish I was more crafty than I am. Someday, I would like to teach swim lessons/swim therapy to kids with disabilities. Someday, I would also like to have a family of my own.

Why I am a Mormon

Being LDS gives me so much joy and happiness. The standards/values that I learned growing up, set me apart, and has helped me become the strong person I am today. I grew up in the church and I have never struggled with my faith. My testimony has always been there. This does not mean that my testimony now, is the same testimony that I had when I got baptized. My testimony has grown into a knowledge of principles and doctrine that I know are true. My testimony in my Savior, Jesus Christ, is by far the strongest. I love Jesus Christ with all of my heart. The sacrifices that He made for me and you, so that we could repent, be cleansed, and have the ability to return to live with our Heavenly Father again - all of that absolutely fills my heart with love. In the third verse of my favorite hymn, I Know That My Redeemer Lives, it says, "He lives, my kind, wise heav'nly friend. He lives and loves me to the end." I remember singing that one Sunday and really feeling it, really understanding what that means. It is true! He is my friend! He lives and He will always love me! He does not only feel our pain from sin, but also the pain of loneliness, the suffering of sickness, the sadness from heartbreak. He can give us the empathy and comfort that we need to overcome those trials (Alma 7:11-13). I know that the principles of His gospel are true. I know that we have a living prophet on this earth, that President Monson speaks directly to Heavenly Father. I know that the priesthood is the power of God on earth and I am so grateful that my own father has always been worthy of that power. I know that the words in the Book of Mormon are true and that they will bring happiness into your life. I know that families are eternal and that I am a daughter of my Heavenly Father. The gospel fills me with joy beyond words because it is good, it is the truth restored. I love it with all of my heart.

How I live my faith

My faith is a part of my daily life. I am currently in a singles ward, meaning that everyone in my ward is single and more or less in the same stage of life as I am. We run as any normal functioning ward and everyone has callings. My calling right now is in the missionary council. I also visit two Young Single Adult girls in my ward on a monthly basis. I am their visiting teacher and I give them a little spiritual thought as well as catch up, chat, and offer friendship and help if needed. Teaching a class of severely handicapped students has taught me so much about His love. I feel it every day. I see it in their eyes. I hear it in their innocence. It is so much in their love for others. They have a closeness to heaven and they help my faith grow with each miracle that they are. I, like most of you, have many struggles and trials that I am trying to overcome. I practice my faith everyday as I pray to my Heavenly Father for strength and help. I have faith in the future, in my future, in the unknown. I have faith that with Him, with my family and close friends, I can do and make it through anything.