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Hi I'm Tina

I've lived in Utah, California, Arizona and Oklahoma. I'm a full time mom and a new grandma. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

My husband and I have been married for 27 years. We've raised three children and welcomed a son-in-law, and recently, a new grandson into our family. My family has been my greatest joy, and my greatest achievement. I chose to stay at home and devote myself to the family. When our children graduated and left home, I sort of felt like I had lost my purpose. I decided to volunteer at the elementary school to help struggling readers. I also enrolled at the community college to expand my knowledge and broaden my perspectives. Now I see that my family hasn't gone away; it is multiplying. My hobbies are quilting and reading.

Why I am a Mormon

From an early age, I knew that family was the most important thing in life. I felt it keenly because the family I grew up in had a lot of strife and we ended up splintering apart. I made a promise to myself that it would be the opposite when I started my own. Family is central to the Gospel Plan. Following the Savior in his example of love and kindness has shown the way for families to grow together in trust and love. Temple ordinances protect and bind families for eternity. No other success can compensate for failure in the home. The gospel of Jesus Christ teaches the way to find joy. Joy is so much more than happiness - joy is always accompanied by a feeling of the Holy Spirit. My family, and the knowledge that we are an eternal unit, brings me greater joy than I can describe.

How I live my faith

I live my faith by serving others. I teach Sunday School to eight-year-old's. I look at each child and try to see them the way their Heavenly Father sees them. That helps me have the patience and insight I need to teach with love. My goal is to make sure they take just one concept home with them that they felt with their heart. I'm a Visiting Teacher. I have a companion, and together we are assigned three women to visit each month. I, too, have a pair of Visiting Teachers who visit me. We look after one another as sisters would. We also share a short gospel message. It is helpful to teach and be taught this way. We all have different life experiences, are in different phases of life, and have views and perspectives than enrich one another. Outside of my church duties, I volunteer at an elementary school working with young readers. I am passionate about the importance of having good reading skills. Kids struggle socially as well as academically when they have challenges with reading. I would like to see every child be on equal footing in their reading ability. I respect the elderly, and hold doors for moms with strollers. I just look for the little everyday things that I would appreciate someone doing for me.