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Hi I'm Tami

I'm a Stay at Home mom. I find strength in a loving Father in Heaven. I am hopeful and happy, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am an active 38 year old mother of 5...chasing children tends to help me Stay that way. I love athletics, cooking, reading and value family, good music and education. I play the piano and have 3 of my children trying to learn as well. I come from a family of six children---where I am the proverbial middle child (well if 4th of 6 is actually the middle) I find joy in small things and am usually pretty upbeat. My oldest child has recently hit the "teen" years and I also still have a baby in diapers. We enjoy being together as a family. We work together and play together and find that it helps us clear or navigate the unavoidable hurdles that come into our lives.

Why I am a Mormon

I have always had a close relationship with my parents. As I was taught about having Heavenly Parents it made so much sense to me. I find comfort in knowing I am loved despite my weaknesses. That I can be forgiven for the mistakes that I make...on a daily basis. Knowing there is a reason for why we are living and a direction for where we are going helps everyday life have a purpose. Knowing that family is central to God's plan for us to be happy leads me to parent in a much more intentional manner rather than just "survival mode" every day. I know I am blessed with soooo much. I feel lucky to understand that I have a Savior and a Father in Heaven to thank every single day for the blessings in my life.

How I live my faith

Because my life is so richly blessed, I feel grateful to try to give back---or even "pay it forward". I have had the opportunity to serve in different areas of our church and neighborhood community. I have worked in a Women's organization that helps reach out and include others. I visit 5 sisters every month in their homes to make certain they too, are surviving life's challenges. I bring a short message of hope or inspiration and also try to help serve them with practical things like lawn mowing, meals, treats, notes, or even phone calls and birthday surprises. I also had the chance to serve for a few years as a leader of a Compassionate Service Committee that arranged meals for new mothers as they tried to acclimate back to life after giving birth. We also arranged a funeral luncheon for family members who had lost a loved one. Sometimes it was as small as 50 people, other times we fed over 175. I have also had the opportunity to teach Christ centered Music to children ages 2-12 for a few years as well. Music can instantly help people feel God's love and I LOVED to see the children light up when we sang. Currently I am serving in a position with 3 other women who oversee 11 units in our area that hold weekly activities for 400+ Young Women ages 12-18. We spent last week camping with them 24/7. It was Awesome. We leave next week to reenact a pioneer Trek for three days pulling handcarts through a trail in Wyoming and camping and living as close to the way early settlers to the United States would have done over 150 years ago. Working and serving alongside youth and youth leaders is inspiring. There is soooo much goodness in today's youth....despite all the adversity that bombards them from every angle. Lastly, I chose to leave the workforce after just a few short years to raise a family. I think that more importantly than anything else I have listed here is the chance to influence my own 5 children and raise them to be humble followers of Christ.