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Hi I'm Tia Hayward

I live in a cute, yellow house and I am a mother of five children. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I am a mother, a wife, a sister, and a daughter of God. I have been married for 21 wonderful years to my husband and the two of us have five beautiful and talented children. I enjoy cooking, decorating, reading, writing, cleaning and laughing with my family. I have too many cookie recipies and I love making and eating all of them. One of my goals in life has to always be a mother and I find great joy in this role. My family is unique because of our 16 year old daughter who has Lennox-Gastaut Syndrome (which is a severe seizure disorder) and the challenges that she has faced in life have become our families greatest blessings. She doesn't speak or walk, but she has a great purpose in life and her silent demeanor has made me want to become a better person.

Why I am a Mormon

I was raised in a small town in Utah with ten brothers and sisters and all of my life I have been a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Growing up I always attended church with my family, but I remember distinctively as a teenager when I was praying on my own that I knew for myself that the Church of Jesus Christ was a true church. Being a Mormon has brought happiness into my life. I'm a Mormon because the questions about where I will live after I die have been answered. I'm a Mormon because Jesus Christ is the foundation of my faith and His life and example has helped me through my personal struggles here on earth. I'm a Mormon because the teachings within this church are true and when I live the principles that are outlined I can be a better wife, mother, sister and friend.

How I live my faith

I love teaching and spending time with the youth in our church. For many years I have been able to take groups of girls to a summer camp up in the mountains. For a week we learn about God's creations, we learn how to cook over an open fire, we star gaze, sing songs around the campfire, canoe, hike, laugh and pray together. One day up at girl's camp a young lady said to me, "I didn't really desire to be a mother when I grew up until I saw how much you loved being a mom." This made me realize how important it is to be an example to others in the way I live my life. Now that all of my kids are in school, I am able to work part-time at the elementary school. I love spending time with children either helping them to read, add or subract numbers, or even hold their pencil correctly. I find great happiness when a small child runs up to me and gives me a hug in the hallway on the way to lunch.