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Hi I'm Tami

I love my family and being a mom. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in Chandler, Arizona with 2 brothers and 2 sister and loving parents who taught me the gospel. Our family wanted more children and so we became a foster family to mostly newborns and young children. I grew up loving children and dreamed of having a very big family. In 9th grade I was forced into playing sports by my history teacher who threatened to fail me if I didn't come play. Of course he was a coach and somehow I learned to love playing volleyball and basketball (after the first year when I actually got the hang of it). Sports got me through high school and keep me busy. Brigham Young University was my next task to accomplish and then I had my eyes set on serving a mission. I did a study abroad program to Jerusalem, Israel and wanted to tour the world after that. I was thrilled to be called to the Santiago, Dominican Republic Mission and I loved being a missionary. I loved the people and the message of the gospel restored. I came home and begin teaching 2nd grade in Orem,Utah and then moved to 6th grade bilingual in Bakersfield, CA. I found my wonderful husband, Aaron, there and after our first baby, we moved to Mesa, AZ and continued to build our family. We have seven most incredible children and wish we could have many more.

Why I am a Mormon

I grew up surrounded by a large extended family of aunts, uncles, cousins, and grandparents who all belong to the same church. We celebrated special holidays and events together. Families were a very important part of my upbringing. We had family prayers and scripture reading together daily. We always went to church and had Family Home Evenings every week. I had many experiences with the gospel in my childhood. I knew the power of fasting and prayer in elementary school and the power of the Priesthood in high school. My testimony became my own little by little, growing throughout my life. My last year in high school was when I knew that I needed to attend a LDS college because I was fustrated with the decline of morality among my peers. At BYU, I found many good friends with the same standards and it was a blessing to be surrounded by wholesome activities and conversations. My testimony of the gospel continued to grow, especially during my young adult years. No matter how busy and tired I was at college, I knew praying and reading the scriptures daily, attending church, and keeping covenants I made at baptism kept me safe, happy and on the right path. I knew the Lord was blessing me for keeping His commandments. I couldn't wait to turn 21 years old and get to go on a mission (and go to the Temple). I was so impressed with return missionaries and I wanted to be one. I loved my mission and sharing the gospel with incredible people who have blessed my life immensely. I am a Mormon because I know the restored gospel of Jesus Christ is on the earth and I know it blesses lives. I want everybody to know that they have a Heavenly Father and a Savior who knows them, loves them, and wants them to come home. I know prophets are on the earth to help us get back to Them and that the priesthood of God is needed to help us with that mission. I'm a Mormon because I know these truths. I have witnessed others finding this truth for themselves and know God answers prayers.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by being faithful. I keep the promises I make. I have made covenants to keep commandments and serve God. I am much not perfect and therefore I am very thankful for a Savior who makes up the difference in the lack of being able to do everything right. I do my very best, continuing to improve and trust Him to make it all right. I know that daily prayer and scripture study helps me every day. These are powerful tools given us to make our lives better. I love going to church because my week is always better for it. I know serving others lifts my spirits and makes me happy. I live my faith by doing the things I know are right.