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Hi I'm Tish

I am a wife to an amazing man, mother to 5 wonderful daughters, the assistant principal to over 750 children, and I am a Mormon.

About Me

I am a wife to a handsome, charming, thoughtful man who helps me do a little better each day. I am the mother to 5 beautiful daughters who stand tall and are great examples to me. I am an assistant principal in an urban elementary school with over 750 students, pre-school through 8th grade, and over 60 dedicated staff members that allow me to learn and grow every day. I am a sister or sister-in-law to 16, an aunt to 33, and a great-aunt to 17 and still counting. I love my family, I love my membership in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, and I love the opportunity I have each day to do better, to make things better, to draw closer to God and Jesus Christ through the experiences I have each day. Even though there are times I say I want a vacation from my busy life- I would have it no other way!

Why I am a Mormon

Because The Church Is True! In high school I was a Catholic, I had a friend who was Mormon- I only have one memory of her ever talking about her faith. It was a Saturday, on the basketball court, before practice started. Some of us were talking about the big Catholic wedding we had been to the night before, and talking about how many bridesmaids we would have. This friend didn't say anything. So I asked her and she told me she wouldn't have any bridesmaids because when she gets married she will be married in a temple and only worthy members of her church can attend. I told her that's rather rude! She replied, "No, it is sacred. Because when I get married it will be for time and all eternity, not until death do we part!" and she went on down the court while I stood there and realized that marriage should be forever, not until death do we part. Although at that moment I knew the concept was true, I never looked more into the teachings of the church. When I got married in the Catholic church, the priest told me he could not marry me for anything other than until death do we part because no one knew what happens after death. I struggled with this, but settled. I was married and three years latter had a daughter. By the time my daughter was 6 months old I felt I could no longer settle for a family life that did not have a higher purpose than leisure time pleasures. The marriage ended and I moved to Arizona for a job with my 13 month old daughter . Nine months later I met Mark, as I told my mom on the phone after our second date, "The man I will marry forever!" After a month of dating, I was at his parents' home and noticed a plaque on the wall with a picture of Mark that stated he had been a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints a few years earlier. I asked- "Are you a Mormon?" and he responded yes and I was shocked! He taught me about the church. It took two years for me to humbled myself and join the church.

How I live my faith

Being a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints has allowed me to grow and become a better person. I have gained a greater understanding of the gospel when I have been a Sunday school teacher for children, teenagers, and even for adults. I have gained greater appreciation for service as part of the sisterhood of Relief Society where the motto "Charity Never Faileth" is more than words- it is the way of getting things done. I am eternally grateful for the realization that I don't have to be perfect- I just need to strive to be pure in living the gospel principles and when I fall short, I can repent and try again. And I am grateful for the plan of happiness that allows for each and every one of us to discover the light of Christ that shines within us.