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Hi I'm Tiffany

I'm a triathlete. I teach swimming. I love photography. I'm a wife and mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I was raised in the church in Utah with my mom and dad and three younger brothers. I moved away for college, where I met a handsome southern man and married him. For our first few years of marriage while he finished school, I taught second graders. My husband now works for a construction company, and I have traded-in my teaching job to stay home and raise two sweet children. My kids grow at what seems like lightning speed, and I don't want to miss a minute of it! I am now actively interested in photography, blogging, scrapbooking...lots of preserving my family's memories. I still find a little time each summer to keep persuing my love of teaching through giving swim lessons in the evenings while my husband can be home with our kids. I also love to be active--to train for triathlons, run and swim, and just be outdoors.

Why I am a Mormon

I think it all began with a combination of life's trials and prayer for me. There have been many times in my life when I have thought that I basically had things figured out. I'd have things financially together, friends and family surrounding me as my support system, responsibilities that made me feel needed and happy. And that's also when I would imagine that I must not need God, or maybe even that He didn't exist, because I was doing just fine on my own without Him. Then the rains of life would come down, and I would suddenly find myself on my knees in prayer, not knowing where else to turn for help. Through all the ups and downs, my Heavenly Father was still there for me. I felt peace and reassurance after I prayed. And miracles happened. Solutions to my problems would come out-of-the-blue: something I'd lost would be returned, a bad finanical decision would suddenly fall through, a doctor would find the solution to my health problems, and on-and-on. Those moments taught me that God loves His children. Enough to listen to and answer prayers from a sinner like me. Enough to send my Savior, Jesus Christ to the world to atone for my sins. I knew that though I might have turned my back on the Lord, that He would never forsake me. I didn't want to live without Him anymore. I wanted to help Him as He had helped me...by keeping His commandments. So I chose to serve my friends and neighbors more. I attended church with a more open mind and heart. And I read the scriptures--especially the Book of Mormon. Those choices have reaffirmed to me again and again that I have a Father in Heaven and a living Savior who love me, and that the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is Christ's restored church on this earth. Living the principles of the gospel brings me joy beyond what I can describe.

How I live my faith

I am assigned to visit and check-up on three women in my ward (congregation) each month to see how they are doing and to enjoy gospel-centered conversations together. It's called Visiting Teaching, and it's a way that we look out for each other. I look to visiting my friends as often as I can. I prepare and teach lessons on an assigned topics for the women in my ward on a set Sunday each month. I attend church each Sunday and attend the temple regularly. With my husband, together we regularly have family home evenings with our children to strengthen our family and to teach them about the gospel in our home. As often as I can, I also hold my own personal devotionals through scripture study and prayer.