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Hi I'm Tara

After six years of waiting my husband and I adopted a sweet baby boy. I am so grateful to be a mother and I'm a Mormon.

About Me

As explained in my introduction my husband and I adopted a sweet baby boy in August 2011. We are very grateful to selfless birth parents who looked beyond their own needs and wants and provided us the gift of parenthood. So far being a parent has been rewarding and I expect it will just get better and better. I enjoy spending time with my husband in camping and road trips around Arizona. Both of our families also reside in Arizona so we end up spending valuable time with them in family dinners. I enjoy writing, playing the piano and ukulele and being creative.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born and raised a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Fortunately, I chose to be baptized when I was eight years old. Even at that young age I knew that it was very important step. Over the years I have learned a great deal about baptismal commitments which have focused my effort to strive to be obedient and make righteous decisions. I haven't been perfect but I know that through the Atonement of Jesus Christ that I can be forgiven. By the age of 23 I chose to serve a mission and was called to the Idaho Pocatello Mission. The experiences I had in teaching others about the Restored Gospel of Jesus Christ allowed my testimony to be strengthened. I met many wonderful people who also chose to be baptized a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Their example to me of obedience and righteous decisions helped propel me in my desire to serve with all my heart during eighteen months. I continue to live the gospel today because I know that is what God and Jesus Christ would have me do. My husband and I have the same goals in wanting to raise our family with the standards and foundation that the Church teaches. Our lives have been incredibly enriched by living the doctrines of the Church and we hope that our children will also benefit.

How I live my faith

I currently participate on my ward by assisting with young women youth activities, ages 14 - 15. I am responsible for helping them achieve goals and projects as part of the Young Women Program called Personal Progress which strengthens their testimonies of Jesus Christ, prepares them for future roles and helps them to make and keep sacred covenants. I am honored to have this responsibility and help young girls realize their divine nature. I also attend weekly Sunday church meetings with my family. This allows me an opportunity for worship and participation in gathering with members in my area. I love the opportunity to socialize and converse with the diverse women in my church. I enjoy seeing women and different points in their lives and learning from their wisdom. As I am a new mother I often look to their examples.