Hi I'm Tammy
I graduated from college, I teach English to teenagers, I'm a single mother. I'm a Mormon.
I was born and raised in California. After high school, I went to college where I graduated after a few years with a degree in English Education. I was involved in the normal activities in high school and college -- track and field, hanging out with friends, and being with my family. I have taught middle school and high school English and Speech/Debate. I love to read. I have read hundreds of books. Some of my favorites are Jane Eyre, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, and of course, Harry Potter! I got married in the Sacramento Temple, and was married for almost five years when I went through and got a divorce. My ex-husband and I have a beautiful little boy. I am lucky to be a mom and teach him every day how to be a good person and for me to be an example to him. My family and the gospel of Jesus Christ are the most important things to me in the whole world.
Why I am a Mormon
Both my parents were Mormon when they had me and ever since I was born I was taught and lived the Mormon religion. My parents were sealed in the temple for time and all eternity, so family was an important part of our lives. I think I have always held onto the gospel because of the wonderful examples all around me. It hasn't always been easy, with all the evil in the world, but when I continue to study the Book of Mormon, say my prayers, go to the temple, and attend church each week, it makes it better and worth it to keep on the right path. I have chosen to be a member of the church because as I followed and looked up to my parents example, I came to know the truth myself. I studied it in my own heart and mind, prayed if it is true, and now I know it is for myself. Now that I have my own son, I see the extreme importance of example and living my life in such a way that he will always know goodness and truth. I also know we are sealed to each other for time and all eternity in the temple of God, so that keeps me going knowing that we can be together forever.
How I live my faith
One of the greatest things about the Mormon church is that we have the opportunity to serve and grow. All members of the church have the opportunity to be home or visiting teachers. I have chosen to partake in that calling, and I am currently able to visit three wonderful sisters in my ward. It is a wonderful blessing in my life to visit with other women and serve them in anyway I can. I also serve as youth Sunday School teacher. I love that I am able to study the scriptures each week and teach the youth. I know the youth need good examples and they need to be taught by the Spirit. It is hard, but so worth it to teach them and be around their excitement and zest for life. If there are special needs in our church, for example, if someone just had a baby or if someone is ill or just had a surgery, we have the chance to make meals for that person and their family. I love those chances to get out of my comfort zone and help those around me. Plus, I get to cook, which I love to do!