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Hi I'm Tosha

I am the wife of a medical student. I have three awesome kiddos. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I grew up in a small town my entire life until I moved away to another small town to go to college. I couldn't finish my degree there, so I moved to a small city. Here I began a dental hygiene program, and met my sweetheart. Our courtship and engagment were very short, and after just a semester we were married for time and all eternity in the temple of the Lord. This was very out of character for me, but I soon learned why I felt so compelled to move forward so quickly. About three weeks after my husband and I were married, my sweet mother-in-law was diagnosed with gastric cancer. They gave her 5-10 months to live. She lived 9. It was a wonderful first year of marriage because we were constantly reminded of what really matters in life. We have now been married for five and a half years. Although I finsihed my bachelors in Dental Hygiene I have chosen to spend my days in a far more rewarding profession. I stay at home with the three beautiful children we now have. My husband is in his last year of medical school, and together we are wondering what the next five years of his residency program will have in store for us. We talk a lot about what we hope the future holds and what life will be like when we have an income. For now though, we are enjoying the present and the abundance that we feel we have one coupon at a time.

Why I am a Mormon

I was lucky enough to grow up in a family that was strong in the church, but like everyone I still had to be converted to the gospel. I tried to be obedient to the things that I had been taught. My family had one night a week set aside for our family to have a lesson or even just have fun together, I went to church every Sunday with them, and had scripture study each morning with my family. I also tried to live the standards of the church personally that I had been taught. I prayed night and morning, I read my scriptures, and I attended my youth meetings. I guess for a while that was enough. Junior high was very lonely for me though, so when I was noticed by a crowd that didn't follow my standards upon entering high school, it was enticing. It didn't take very long before I noticed how much I disliked the way I felt when I was with them. That was a turning point for me. I realized that everything that brought me true happiness was in the gospel. I look at where that life would have led me, and where I am today and I am so thankful that I made the decisions that I did. I came to know at that time that the things I had been taught my whole life were true. I learned that my Savior loves me and will bless and help me to come home to Him if I will put my trust in him. I know He has a plan for me, and I know that as I strive to follow that plan I find not only happiness, but joy. My life is not without my share of challenges and difficulties, but it is rich with peace. I am a Mormon because I know that through the gospel of Jesus Christ I can gain all that my Father in Heaven has, and become all that He wants me to be.

How I live my faith

Every morning I wake up and pray for the strength to meet the challenges of the day. We have family scriptures and prayers and then get everyone ready and out the door. I drive a pre-school car pool and then try to make sure we have food to eat, clean clothes to wear, and home to live in that is orderly and clean. I change diapers, kiss ouches, and try to get my kids to finally understand the concept of sharing and taking turns. I try to take every opportunity to teach my children who they are, and what they can become by following the plan of our Heavenly Father. I work to be the kind of wife and mother that my Heavenly Father and Savior, Jesus Christ would want me to be. I also do my best to fulfill my responsibilities at church. Until recently I was responsible for overseeing the instruction of all of the children 18 months through 11 years. I now teach the adult women. Each month I make visits to women to see how they are doing and discuss gospel principles, and I try to regularly serve in our temple. I love to meet new people and share my beliefs. I believe that living your faith is not just about what you do, but who you are on the inside. I try to be the kind of person that is always available to help, whether it is babysitting for a neighbor, or helping someone clean their home. I know that I am far from perfect, but I just try to live my life saying, doing and being the kind of person that my Savior, Jesus Christ would want me to be.