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Hi I'm Tina

I'm a daughter, sister, wife, mother. Someone's friend, confidante, and helper. And I love being a Daughter of God. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

It has been a wonderful journey discovering who I am. I started out as a daughter to great parents and a sister to an older sister and brother. Now I have been a wife for 21 years and a mother to 3 teenage girls and finally a boy. I built over 80% of my house with my own two hands and had so much fun I build another one next door. I live on a mini farm with kids running everywhere, animals taking over, motorcycles, bikes, dumptrucks, and machinery constantly in motion and a garden that produces tons of yumy things if you can find them under the weeds! I delight in listening to my children laugh with each other, play the piano and guitar, and they create the most wonderful and interesting art and peotry. For me, there is never enough time to scrapbook, work with my photo's, bake, play games, dance and build things with wood!! But when I do find time, I love it. I spend most of my time being a secretary, checking homework, canning and cooking, couponing for the "best" deal, and just trying to stay one step ahead of everything. So do I have a perfect life with no trials. Are you kidding??? Our family has struggled financially with owning our own business, emotionaly with abusive pasts caming back to haunt us, and recently a very ill daughter who is struggling to get better. But I wouldn't change a thing, all my life experience's have played a part in stregthening me and teaching me to trust and have faith in my Father in Heaven.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a Mormon. To be honest, I could not imagine my life without mormonism in it. I have learned peace through prayer and scripture reading. I have learned laughter through social activities and great friends who I share a common bond with. I have learned service through being a girls camp leader, a teacher, and Emergency Prepardness coordinator, and through many other callings I have had in the church. I have learned what sacrifice is and what blessings you receive through paying an honest tith my whole entire life. I have learned what a wonderful blessing it is to live the word of wisdom. To have a healthy, strong body free from addictions and illness. A couple of years ago I had a scare with my kidneys and ended up on the hospitial for 6 days. The doctors were able to save them due to the fact they started off so healthy and my recovery time took half as long as it should have. My hospitial roomate, who was younger than me, wasn't so lucky. Due to her excessive drinking she had kidney failure and there was nothing they could do for her. I have made a complete recovery but often wonder what happened to her. The gospel has also taught me to live without fear. I know where I came from, why I am here and where I am going after I die. I have learned so many things about being a mother and wife. The gospel has truly helped make my job easier as a mother. So many of the rules and guidlines are already laid out for my children. The gospel provides a straight path that is easy to follow as long as I live the commandments and I am obedient. I know the Lord will always protect me and help me through anything I need help with. On my journey to happiness and peace in this life, being a mormon has laid the foundation and provided the steps for me to take so I can reach my goal.

How I live my faith

I live my faith everyday. I am very active in my ward. Currently I am a cub scout leader over the 8 and 9 year old boys. We do the typical cub scout activites every week and the boys really get into most of the activities. I love teaching them about their country and giving them a good foundation to start their scouting journey with. Scouts is an important part of our young mens lives. My son has just started boy scouts and loves the activites and fun things he gets to do with his troop. I have also had the opportunity to be a girls camp leader for 5 years in the young women's program. Their ages were 12 to 18 and I took them camping for a week during the summer. Spending time in nature really helps them bond and discover things about themselves that you miss out on when the TV and radio is constantly going. I have had lots of opportunites to serve from playing the piano, to camping, to teaching adults and youth. But my favorite calling had to be the many years I served as the Emergency Prepardness Coordinator. I absolutly loved helping people get ready for natural disasters and any other emergency that could come there way. Some of my responsibilites were teaching others how to store and can food, working with many families to build 72 hour kits, car kits, and first aid kits, and educating them on how to shelter in place and get ham radio licensed. I set up a safety net where every family in our ward was contacted and damage reported and if needed, help was issued. Because of the training and education I offered so many families, it led them to feeling safe and prepared for any emergency. I loved doing this service for others. It made me feel like I made a difference in someones life.