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Hi I'm Tamara

I live in Toowoomba. I'm a stay at home mum. I'm a pianist. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My first and most important job currently is as a mother of two beautiful children and raising them to be productive members of society and teaching them about Jesus Christ and their Father in Heaven. I spend a lot of time with my children as my husband is a very busy man. He is a local G.P. and also the Bishop (or Minister) of the local "Mormon" congregation. So it is always exciting when "Daddy" is home. I'm a real "girly girl" and love period drama novels and movies. I enjoy taking in the breathtaking scenery and costumes of those times. I have always had an interest in "natural medicine" and like to use good food and vitamins and minerals to keep my family healthy. This makes for interesting conversations with my husband being a doctor! In my spare time, (if a mother can have any!) I like to hold home piano recitals. I fill my lounge room with as many people that I can squeeze in. Then I play classical piano pieces - usually Mozart, Beethoven and Chopin but will also play the odd contemporary piece as well. Afterwards, we all stand round and share afternoon tea together. A most uplifting way to spend a Saturday afternoon.

Why I am a Mormon

I am a fourth generation "Mormon". My great-grandfather joined the church here in Toowoomba and a plaque in his honor can be found on the wall in the Toowoomba chapel foyer. However, just because I was brought up "Mormon" doesn't mean that I didn't need to gain a testimony of my own. This I achieved through my own efforts from years of studying the scriptures, personal prayers, attending many church meetings and building a real personal relationship with my Father in Heaven. Just recently my father passed away - my first experience with grief and loss. It was during this time especially that I relied heavily on my faith. I was so grateful that some of the sting of death could be taken away as I knew that his spirit continues to live, that he was in a better place, that he was happy and most importantly that one day I could be reuinited with him again.

How I live my faith

I have the best job at church! I teach the primary children (ages 3-11) to sing songs from the church's "Children's Songbook". My greatest joy is seeing the sunbeams (age 3) sitting in the front row with their beautiful little faces looking up at me and trying their hardest to sing the songs that I am teaching them. The songs that I teach have wonderful messages of truth. For example: "Choose the Right", "I'm trying to be like Jesus" and "I am a child of God." How wonderful it is to hear the children singing the songs I have taught them on the way home from church. I try to make my own home a place of peace and a sanctuary from the harshness that the world can sometimes be. I strive to follow my Saviours example by including daily family, individual, and meal time prayers. We read scriptures everyday together as a family and also do personal scripture reading. Every Monday night in our house you will find us involved in a Family Home Evening. Here we sing songs, have a lesson (the topic often being on something that needs work on in the home - like being more kind to our brothers and sisters or helping mother with housework), we talk about what is happening in the upcoming week, we play games and have a treat (the best part!).