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Hi I'm Tami Lybbert

I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Hi! I am Tami; a wife, mother of 4 wonderful kids, a sister, aunt, cousin, a daughter of parents who have passed on, a friend to many terrific people and a Grandma! I love to teach piano, voice and direct musical plays. I volunteer my time chaperoning for choir events, making costumes and sets for our high school musicals, accompanying middle and high school students for solo/ensemble and other vocal adjudications, and decorating for choral booster events and fundraisers. My mother taught me how to make beautiful quilts and to serve others with a smile. My dad shared with me his love for books and learning. I'm the kind of person who prefers reading to sleep. I am happiest when creating. I have lived a full life of acting, performing, vacationing, shopping, camping, boating, playing recreational sports, and serving in my church. My proudest moments come when the kids I have directed put on a magical performance. I believe that our talents are meant to be developed and shared. That's why God gave us all different talents, so that we can enrich each others lives. Being a Grandma is the best calling I've ever had in life! I love it! The excitement little children have about each new day and every new adventure is very contagious, and I love sharing these experiences with each of my grandchildren.

Why I am a Mormon

In this complicated world that we live in, I can't imagine going through even one day without the guidance of Heavenly Father and the companionship of the Holy Ghost. I have always had the gospel of Jesus Christ in my life and I am so grateful for that blessing. I have never wondered who I am, or what I'm doing here on earth, and I've never worried about what happens after this life because I have always known the answers to these important questions. Since I was a child I have had wonderful, caring teachers at church and in my family who have taught me about Heavenly Father, His son, Jesus Christ, and their gospel. So many pitfalls in life were avoided because I was taught the commandments of God and decided to obey God and keep His commandments. When I look around at all of the unhappy people in the world, all of the lost souls who are committing all kinds of sins and suffering for their mistakes, I am forever grateful to already have God's truth to live by, so that I can be spared the pain and suffering that these people are going through. Life is tough enough without piling on self inflicted problems! As my husband and I have raised our 4 children, ages 30 to 15, we have both been guided by the teachings of the Prophet of the church. We have recieved answers to prayers that have guided us in knowing how to handle our children and their individual challenges. I know that without the gospel in my life I would have given up a few times along the journey, when life just seemed too hard. But, with strength from God, my wonderful husband who leads our home and spiritual, uplifting friends who serve unceasingly, there is always wind beneath my wings to lift me back up. And belief in God's plan gives me the strength I need to continue learning and growing during this earthly existance. I know that the church of Jesus Christ of Latter Days Saint is the church with ALL of the gospel and teachings from God.

How I live my faith

It is really very easy to be a disciple of Jesus Christ. Just love people. Give people a smile unstead of a frown. Reach out a hand to help instead of shoving people back down by judging them or ignoring them. Forgive, don't condemn. Think, how can I bless this person's life today? Not, well they deserve what they get! Take time to talk to the old folks, the handicapped person, and kid who is standing all alone. And, be willing to GIVE of your time and talents. We don't have to be paid for everything we do. We're the richest nation on earth, or something like that. We can afford to chaporone a school event, chair a committee, donate a few items, listen to a kid read, teach an adult to read, help out at the local food bank or work at a community clean up day FOR FREE. I like to volunteer at the schools because I know that the kids in my community need good examples in their lives. They need to see that not all adults use profanity, dress immodestly or abuse kids. Kids thrive on just a little attention, having someone in their life who cares about them, who remembers their name, and who notices the good things that they do. The students that I accompany in the school choirs are really respectful to me and grateful for the time I spend learning their songs and rehearsing with them. The kids that I direct in plays are excited for a chance to learn something totally new for them, acting. Whether I am teaching songs to a new cast, or to 40 little kids at church, I know that I am passing on a love for one of the most beautiful things found on earth, music.